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Softwood Lumber Dispute: U.S. Lumber Lobby Launches Petitions

It's the trade issue that keeps on giving: softwood lumber. The U.S. Lumber Coalition has filed petitions with the U.S. International Trade Administration against Canada for Anti-dumping (AD) and Countervailing (CV) relief on importation of various lumber products from Canada. On the government's side, Washington D.C. says it will be launching an investigation to determine whether softwood lumber products were dumped into the American market and ...

Personal effects: What to do when returning or immigrating to Canada

When returning or immigrating to Canada, it’s normal that you may have some personal effects you may want to bring along: clothing, furniture, appliances, books and much more. In order to avoid any complications with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), there are a few steps to take in consideration. First off, you should determine the status for your return – or arrival – to Canada: are you a Settler or Former Resident? Settle...

What does a dead TPP mean for Canada?

Canada is a signatory partner in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, just last winter, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland signed the dotted line during a ceremony held in Auckland, New Zealand, adding Canada’s name to a long list of international partners. But with the arrival of president-elect Trump in the Commander-in-chief’s chair, things don’t seem too clear in regards to the agreement’s future. USA and Japan Leading TPP Nego...

CETA Clears Another Legal Hurdle

If it seems like the Trans-Pacific Partnership is practically dead and buried, Canada can breathe a little easier when it comes to the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Just recently at the end of November, the free trade deal cleared another important hurdle on its way to implementation as the European Parliament rejected a motion put forward to ask the top European Union court to rule on the legality of the agreement....

Why Delivery Duty Paid is Not the Best Option

When sending goods internationally do you have a tendency of using Delivery Duty Paid (DDP)? You're not alone if you do, because it really is, or seems like, an easy choice to make when it comes to international business. There are actually many companies that choose international terms of sale based on various factors such as their company philosophy, the costs, the seller options or just how easy the deal may seem to work out. But the truth is,...