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TPP Signed But Not a Done Deal, Yet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership may have been signed by its 12 members last Thursday February 4th but it’s not yet a done deal. As representatives of the partner nations were all smiles for the cameras in New Zealand during the formal signing of one of the world’s largest multinational trade deals, tough negotiations are still ahead on what promises to be a bumpy road towards ratification. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, qualified ...

Major Trade Changes to Lookout for in 2016

Each and every year significant changes in the global trade winds take place. 2016 looks to be no different. New developments are predicted to play a large role in nearly every facet of trading this year. The majority of Canadian businesses that import and export goods will be affected. Varied in scope and broad in substance – most of these groundbreaking developments are the result of many years of implementation phases and negotiations. ...

U.S. Importers Could Face Big Fines from Canadian eManifest

As of Monday, January 11, 2016, fines will be levied against any trucker who fails to adhere to requirements set forth by the Canada Border Services Agency through the eManifest program. Statistics between the countries As of now, there are significant amounts of goods being transported from the U.S. to Canada by way of motor carriers. Roughly 54% of cargo was brought into Canada by motor carriers in 2014.These goods were valued at approxim...

Five Helpful Tips for Effective International Shipping

As your business expands outside of the continental US, international shipping becomes necessary for your customers to receive your product. What may seem like a simple system of send and delivery, invariably presents a few obstacles when doing business with other countries, cultures and ways of doing things. International shipping can be very tricky at times—everything from custom forms and regulations to the way an address is written and f...

Canadian Aboriginal Free Trade Proposal

In a concerted effort to improve the nation-to-nation relationship between the federal government and the Aboriginal Canadians, the government will be offering an impressive investment of $500 million dollars for the First Nation education infrastructure as well as equitable funding for family and child services and will eliminate the two percent funding cap for the First Nations programs. Doug George-Kanentiio, an Akwesasne Mohawk journalist,...