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Biden, CUSMA, COVID: What 2021 Looks Like for US-Canada Trade

2019 and 2020 have undoubtedly been quite challenging for trade professionals in North America. With new imposed tariffs, renegotiations of NAFTA, a pandemic, and the US election, 2020 proved to be one of the rockiest years yet in the last decade. With that, it’s likely that across both countries, the trade sector is ready to take advantage of smoother seas ahead for 2021.  Recommended reading:  Trade Compliance: 5 New Orders & Regulati...

A Closer Look at T-MEC: Trade Opportunities in Mexico

We’ve talked at length about a few different elements of CUSMA/USMCA/T-MEC and the impact of this “new NAFTA” agreement on Canadian importers. Today, we’re continuing that knowledge transfer to do a deeper dive at T-MEC, or the Mexico applications of this new FTA (free trade agreement).  Imports from Canada to Mexico have actually increased from a healthy 756359 USD THO to 866727 USD THO in September 2020. It is projected that these n...

An Overview of Canadian Sanctions Legislation

As an importer, you may be familiar with the idea of sanctions, and even how certain sanctions related to your particular offering function. Regardless of your degree of knowledge about sanctions, staying informed, up-to-date, and refreshed on sanctions and how they impact your work is integral. Remaining compliant to sanction legislation is central to maintaining your business reputation and managing legal and financial risks.  As such, we w...

CBSA’s Turnaround Interim Policy Has Expired: What Does This Mean?

In an October 2020 release by CBSA, it was announced that the Turnaround Interim Policy would be expiring the following month. This policy is relevant to importers that use highway carriers to move their goods.  Now, it is required that highway carriers must be in compliance with CBSA’s commercial reporting requirements for the movement and control of unreleased goods in Canada. (Read the CBSA release here: Sunsetting of the CBSA Turnaround...

Import of Forced Labour Goods Banned By Canada: What Will Change?

Along with many changes to trade legislation that took place when CUSMA/USMCA/T-Mec was enacted in July 2020 -- Canada has also agreed to prohibit goods that were produced by forced labor. Canada joins the ranks of other nations taking a stand against forced labour: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and many others!  In an article by Stephen Pike, Partner and trade expert at Gowling WLG, he covered the various impacts that this regula...