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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...

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,...

Canadian Businesses’ Not Always Keen about International Trade Deals

Recent research conducted by Livingston shows that only 31 per cent of Canadian small businesses believe that they can gain something out of existing free trade agreements (FTA) regulation that apply to importing and exporting goods. With the recent signing of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU, Canadian businesses might not jump on-board the band wagon as fast as expected. For Ottawa, CETA is being pus...

Trade Minister Walks out of CETA Talks

It seemed like a done-deal a few days ago, even after a court hearing in Germany’s top court, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA between Canada and the EU was going to be signed later next week by Prime Minister Trudeau during a planned summit with EU leaders. That was before Wallonia stepped in. Paul Magnette, president of the Belgian region of Wallonia indicated that talks regarding the agreement were productive but that ...

Supreme Court Blocks CBSA Over Goalie Gloves

If there’s one thing Canadians take seriously it’s Hockey. When you mix a hot court battle with Hockey, you get an interesting fight between the Canadian Border Services Agency and a sporting goods dealer over imported goalie gloves. Both parties took off their gloves and fought it off in the nation’s top court. Igloo Vikski Inc., a Quebec-based sporting goods dealer challenged a decision by the CBSA to classify goalie gloves as “glove...