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CETA: A New Opportunity, and Challenge, for Canadian Companies

by Dickinson Wright on

Canadian exporters should have 500 million new consumers on their radar. The Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) has come into effect provisionally, immediately eliminating 98% of...more

CETA Now In Force: Are You Maximizing the Benefits?

On September 21, 2017, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) comes into force on a provisional basis. If they haven’t already done so, it is now time for Canadian businesses to take steps...more

A Primer on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

CETA is the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its member states. CETA comprises 30 chapters of rules respecting trade between Canada and the EU. The agreement was signed...more

USTR Report Highlights Foreign Barriers to U.S. Exports

by Polsinelli on

U.S. companies should review a recent USTR (United States Trade Representative) report providing insight into the various country-specific issues that may take center stage in future trade negotiations. Companies should then...more

USTR Releases President Trump’s National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017

by White & Case LLP on

On March 1, 2017, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the President's National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017, providing the Trump administration's first formal, written statement of its trade policy...more

Predicting the Unpredictable: Will Tariffs Under President Trump Cause a Trade War With China?

President Trump has stated that he would impose tariffs on imports from China ranging from ten to forty-five percent. Can he do it? And will it cause a trade war? The Effects of Increased Tariffs - In the 18th...more

Trump Wants to “Tweak” NAFTA

by Cozen O'Connor on

After meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in early February, President Trump said he plans to “tweak” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada. Before this announcement, it was unclear whether the...more

Who Will Bear the Brunt of a NAFTA Renegotiation?

by Varnum LLP on

President Trump's plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) give rise to a number of questions about the future of trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada. While such a move might...more

Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - Economic sanctions and trade

by Dentons on

Focus on the US - Trade - International trade was a significant issue during the presidential campaign and one which President Trump returned to often on the trail. First, he promised that trade agreements would...more

EU Customs Developments: November-December 2016

by White & Case LLP on

EU Customs Policy - Union Customs Code Developments - On 12 December 2016, the EU’s Customs Expert Group held a joint meeting with the Trade Contact Group to discuss proposed amendments to the Union Customs Code...more

NAFTA and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

With the recent U.S. election finally reaching its close, the unexpected election of Mr. Trump has left many multinational companies wondering how the change in administration will impact their business operations. One of the...more

The Future of the U.S.-Canada Trade Relationship in Light of the Election

The United States and Canada enjoy a unique bilateral relationship. That relationship reflects a unique friendship, underpinned by shared geography, similar values, common interests, deep connections and powerful,...more

¿Qué Podría Ocurrir con la Relación Comercial Bilateral México-Estados Unidos Después de las Elecciones?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Los resultados electorales de esta semana en los Estados Unidos requieren de un análisis serio sobre las consecuencias que pudieran llegar a tener las declaraciones realizadas durante la campaña por el nuevo Presidente electo...more

What Might Be Next for U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Trade After the Election?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This week's electoral results in the United States require a serious analysis of the consequences due to some of the statements made by new President-Elect Donald Trump during the campaign, which could impact trade and...more

New Administration May Change Landscape of U.S. Trade and Export Policy (IRB No. 560)

by Bryan Cave on

Although it is impossible to tell whether the new Trump administration will follow through on its campaign promises to alter the landscape of U.S. trade with foreign countries, businesses should realize that the new...more

EU Customs Developments - July 2016

by White & Case LLP on

EU Customs Policy - Union Customs Code Developments - On 19 July 2016, the European Commission published a proposal to amend Article 136 of the Union Customs Code (UCC). This Article UCC exempts goods that have...more

WTO Panel Report: Russia - Tariff Treatment

by White & Case LLP on

A WTO Panel has ruled that the Russian Federation has violated its WTO obligations by imposing duties on certain EU goods in excess of its committed ("bound") rates, in breach of Article II of the General Agreement on Tariffs...more

Brexit Trade Audit: A Five-Step Guide to Help Determine the Way Forward

by King & Spalding on

Companies doing business in the UK or from the UK should be looking to “future-proof” their operations following the UK’s recent vote to leave the European Union. A Brexit audit is one way of determining the possible impact...more

Canada to Increase Import Quota for EU Cheese, July 2016

by Dickinson Wright on

Both Canada and the European Union (EU) are now in the process of ratifying and implementing The Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Under the terms of CETA, Canada will open for...more

Brexit - Business as usual? What you need to know

by Bryan Cave on

Despite the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, companies doing business in the UK can still continue to trade with the European Union in exactly the same way as they have done in the past. The UK is still a member of...more

The UK has voted to leave the EU: What now?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The British public have voted that the UK should leave the EU. The EU Referendum vote (the Leave Vote) does not by itself result in an automatic UK exit from the EU. The EU Treaty provides for a framework for a...more

The Trans-Pacific Partnership offers Canadian retailers exciting new opportunities

by Dentons on

On November 5, 2015, the United States Government released a draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) to the public. While implementation of the Agreement by the 12 member states is likely at least two years...more

Agreement Toward Eliminating Tariffs of High-Tech Products to Take Effect July 2016

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The European Parliament became the most recent body to ratify an expansion of the expanded World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The deal had previously been committed to and signed by the EU,...more

EU Customs Developments - April 2016

by White & Case LLP on

EU Customs Policy - Union Customs Code (UCC) Developments - On 1 May 2016, the Union Customs Code (UCC) entered into force. The UCC is the new EU framework regulation for the rules and procedures for customs and...more

New Balance Takes a Run at Trans-Pacific Partnership to Protect Investment in “Made in USA” Branding

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Massachusetts-based New Balance has long made “Made in the USA” a cornerstone claim for their athletic wear. The graphic below, from the company’s website, explains exactly what New Balance means by “Made in the USA” – but...more

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