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CETA, China, India and Softwood: Busy day for international trade committee

Government lawyers have been hard at work scrubbing away at details related to the Canada-European Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), and Steve Verheul, Canada’s chief negotiator, has just advised the House of Commons international trade committee that the legal scrub is “virtually complete”. Verheul also mentioned to the committee members that the current timeline would allow for CETA to be implemented in early 2017. “...

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 ...

Looser Sanctions with Iran Opens Doors to Business

In early February, the Canadian government eased restrictions on trade with Iran. The amendments to the economic sanctions were brought into force following Iran’s promise to comply with imposed restrictions regarding its nuclear proliferation activities under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action presented by the P5+1 countries. In addition, the UN Security Council also eased its sanctions and many countries including the United States and th...

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...

No safeguards in TPP: unlevel playing field for Canadian exporters

Now signed but still not ratified, the TPP isn’t budging much with the public as observed by a recent Leger poll where 53 per cent of Canadians mention they’re not very or not at all familiar with the international trade agreement but yet just under one-half of them are in support of the TPP. Still, Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, continues to emphasize that signing the TPP wasn’t an automatic ratification and that the g...