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Jul 29, 2015

Expanded Suez Canal trial run takes place ahead of opening

Ahead of the opening of a new, second shipping lane in the Suez Canal next month, the waterway… Read more 

Jul 29, 2015

EU, U.S. negotiators pick up TTIP talks

Recent reports indicate that negotiations for the world's largest free trade agreement have recently picked up.

Jul 23, 2015

Expansion and modernization of Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

On July 21, 2015, Canada and Israel concluded negotiations toward an expanded and modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement… Read more 

Jul 22, 2015

European ports see fewer delays for mega-ships than other vessels

In Europe, mega-ships seem easier for ports to handle than the average-sized variety.

Jul 17, 2015

Softwood Lumber export tax reduced for August 2015

Under the terms of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), the trigger for a reduction in the export… Read more 

Jul 17, 2015

CBSA announces changes to the anti-dumping/countervailing of certain steel grating from China

Effective July 14, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded their re-investigation of the normal values, export… Read more 

Jul 17, 2015

Southern California ports intend to win back business

Ports on the West Coast have lost significant chunks of their usual business following unprecedented backlog and work… Read more 

Jul 17, 2015

As Panama and Suez Canal projects near completion, the former recaptures lost traffic

Briefly, in late 2014, the Panama Canal ceded some of its control over the all-water shipping route between… Read more 

Jul 16, 2015

USDA announces fiscal year 2016 sugar TRQ

On June 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced  the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 tariff-rate quotas… Read more 

Jul 16, 2015

TPP: Canada not budging on dairy restrictions

With fast track authority, as it is called, finally in effect in the U.S., discussions have hit this… Read more