Canada Makes New Law

Canada Enacts Law to Prevent Imports of Counterfeit Goods Excerpt from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report |  Friday, December 12, 2014 Canada passed into law Dec. 9 legislation to strengthen protections against imports of counterfeit products. A press release from Industry Canada states that […]

Canada Amends Regulations on Proof of Origin for NAFTA Imports

Excerpt from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report  |  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 The government of Canada published Nov. 5 two regulatory amendments aligning its requirements on proof of origin for importers claiming NAFTA preferential tariff treatment with those of the United States. The notice indicates […]

Strike could shut down the St. Lawrence Seaway starting Friday

The union is concerned about jobs as Seaway plans to install automatic mooring system.   Excerpt from American Shipper  |  By: Chris Dupin |  October 29,2014 St. Lawrence Seaway workers are planning a strike that would shut down the waterway starting Friday.  Unifor, a Canadian […]

U.S. Exports impacts U.S. jobs

Exports to Canada means 1.7 million U.S. Jobs Excerpt from the Official International Trade Administration Blog | By: Isabel Sackner-Bernstein  | July 8, 2014   What is an export to Canada actually worth? We know that Canada has always been an important trade partner with […]

U.S. and Canada: Beyond the Border Action Plan

Excerpt from cbp.gov |  July 21, 2014 WASHINGTON— The United States and Canada today announced the two countries are delivering on key Beyond the Border Action Plan commitments related to joint Trusted Traveler and Trusted Trader programs through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border […]

New Tax Imposed for U.S. – Canada Freight?

New Tax Imposed for U.S. – Canada Freight? As some of you may have heard, there is a proposal being kicked around in Washington that would take the Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) that is currently paid on containerized ocean freight arriving into the U.S. and […]

Canada’s eManifest

Canada Proposes to Expand eManifest Requirement to Truck and Rail Modes Excerpt from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report | Wednesday, March 05, 2014 The Canada Border Services Agency is proposing regulatory amendments that would implement a comprehensive advance electronic reporting environment for commercial imports. This proposal […]

NAFTA Enhancements

NAFTA celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and the three bordering countries continue to work on upgrading and modernizing their pact made in 1994.  NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, was signed during the George W. Bush Administration in 1992 and implemented during the […]

Highway to Arctic

Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, broke ground in Inuvik on January 8, 2014 marking the construction of a new highway to the Artic.  The highway will extend the Dempster Highway, also known as Yukon Highway 5 & Northwest Territories Highway 8, through to the […]

Latin American Trade Talks

Word on the street is that there are talks that the U.S. is considering a regional trade plan for the Americas.  In addition to the United States’ negotiations on separate free trade deals with Asian and European countries, the “deals,” will hopefully inspire international trade. […]