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Tricks and Tips To Maximize your Trade Benefits with NAFTA

Considering getting your NAFTA Certificates of Origins (NCO) updated? While setting up your review for your blanket certificates - here are some best practices you should consider: Tip 1: Be sure certificates are accurately completed Ensuring that at face value, the certificates have proper coding and are fully completed is one of the first thing companies reviewing NCOs for their North American vendors will do. It may seem like good sense but ...

Transport Preclearance Agreement Set for Spring 2016

What seemed to be a rumour only a few days ago as Prime Minister Trudeau was about to embark on his trip to Washington has now been announced officially: Canada intends to introduce legislation in Spring 2016 to implement the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance. At a recent forum hosted by the website Politico and the Canadian American Business Council, Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for international a...

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...