Trade News

Posted: Apr 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement’s (USMCA’s) enter into force date will be July 1, 2020. The USTR notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary to comply with their... Read more >

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Posted: Jan 15, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to expand exemptions for certified organic products from assessment fees on imports under various commodity promotion programs administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The changes are directed by the Agricultural Act... Read more >

Posted: Jan 14, 2015

With the U.S. and European Union (EU) currently in the midst of free trade talks, a recent move by the union to give member states more authority over the regulation of genetically-modified crops seems aimed at blurring the lines between... Read more >

Posted: Jan 14, 2015

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties are now payable on certain concrete reinforcing bar released from customs on or after Jan. 9th, 2015. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) found that there is a threat of injury in respect of certain concrete... Read more >

Posted: Jan 14, 2015

Just over 20 years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) included a stipulation allowing Mexican truckers to make deliveries in the U.S. Now, just after the two-decade anniversary for the ground-breaking legislation, that provision is set go from paper... Read more >

Posted: Jan 13, 2015

Despite the involvement of a federal mediator in contract negotiations over the past week, West Coast dockworkers are continuing their policy of work slowdowns and the withholding of skilled labor, bringing West Coast ports to the brink of “complete gridlock,”... Read more >

Posted: Jan 9, 2015

President Obama has issued an Executive Order expanding the scope of economic sanctions imposed on North Korea. New sanctions include the prohibition of financial transactions benefiting any person whose property and interests in property are blocked, and the addition of... Read more >

Posted: Jan 7, 2015

Two West Coast port groups came to an agreement to allow federal mediators to step into long-standing negotiations that have seemed increasingly without a solution.  The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) announced earlier in the week that negotiations between the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 7, 2015

On December 31, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation to determine if there will be any continuation or resumption of dumping of whole potatoes originating in or exported from the United States of America. The subject... Read more >

Posted: Jan 6, 2015

On December 30, 2014, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised that they will conduct an expiry review investigation on whole potatoes if the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) determines that there is continuation or resumption of dumping of certain... Read more >

Posted: Jan 6, 2015

The Minister of Transport recently announced amendments to Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) and is published in the Canada Gazette Vol.148 SOR/2014-306. The amendment includes a ban on transporting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights in... Read more >