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Jan 16, 2015

No need to feel surprised by lower-than-expected usage of STA license exception

George Reed Jr., Director, Trade Compliance We are now several years into the era of “Export Control Reform” under… Read more 

Jan 16, 2015

CBSA releases Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) for 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued Customs Notice 14-028, announcing the release of the Canadian Automated… Read more 

Jan 15, 2015

USDA proposes expansion of organic assessment exemption

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to expand exemptions for certified organic products from assessment fees… Read more 

Jan 14, 2015

EU eases legislation on biotech crops, removing trade obstacles

With the U.S. and European Union (EU) currently in the midst of free trade talks, a recent move… Read more 

Jan 14, 2015

CBSA final determinations respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties are now payable on certain concrete reinforcing bar released from customs on or after… Read more 

Jan 14, 2015

Two decades after NAFTA, Mexican carriers to be allowed in U.S.

Just over 20 years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) included a stipulation allowing Mexican truckers to… Read more 

Jan 13, 2015

ILWU, PMA negotiations remain contentious

Despite the involvement of a federal mediator in contract negotiations over the past week, West Coast dockworkers are… Read more 

Jan 9, 2015

Additional sanctions imposed on North Korea

President Obama has issued an Executive Order expanding the scope of economic sanctions imposed on North Korea. New… Read more 

Jan 7, 2015

Federal mediators to enter ILWU, PMA negotiations

Two West Coast port groups came to an agreement to allow federal mediators to step into long-standing negotiations that… Read more 

Jan 7, 2015

CBSA initiates expiry review investigation on whole potatoes

On December 31, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation to determine if there will… Read more