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 19, 2015

U.S. West Coast marine terminals will suspend vessel operations on all shifts Monday so they can concentrate their resources on clearing containers from the dangerously congested facilities, the Pacific Maritime Association reported Sunday. PMA spokesman Steve Getzug said marine terminals... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has amended the Maple Products Regulations in order to facilitate the trade of maple syrup with the United States and reduce consumer confusion by responding to consumer needs with regard to grade names and... Read more >

Posted: Jan 16, 2015

George Reed Jr., Director, Trade Compliance We are now several years into the era of “Export Control Reform” under the Obama administration here in the U.S., and a great deal of work has been accomplished towards the stated objective of overhauling... Read more >

Posted: Jan 16, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued Customs Notice 14-028, announcing the release of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) – 2015 Version. Details of the changes for CAED 2015 can be found on Statistics Canada’s website. The updated... Read more >

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 >