Canada


Worldwide: Trade Wars – Politics Creates Legal Headaches For Traders

By Hatty Sumption and Alexander George Oct 22 2019 / Mondaq The growing trade war between China and a number of Western economies presents a unique set of challenges for commodities traders. The present trade war began in 2018 with the US imposing tariffs, targeted at China, on manufactured products such as washing machines, and finished commodities such as steel and aluminium. China, naturally, responded in kind. Since then...

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Matt Silver looks to simplify cross-border shipping

Matt Silver looks to simplify cross-border shipping

By Jack Glenn Oct 9 2019 / FREIGHT WAVES When it comes to moving freight across borders, especially between the United States and Mexico, calling it challenging would be an understatement. Forager Logistics CEO and co-founder Matt Silver has made it his mission to bring calm to the chaos involved in cross-border shipping. Silver explains how he solves shippers’ problems with FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller as part of the...

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Amazon to offer customs brokerage for US import sellers

By JOC Staff Sep 26 2019 / JOC Amazon is continuing to expand and enhance its suite of supply chain services with the purchase of digital US customs broker and trade compliance software provider INLT. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the e-commerce behemoth confirmed the acquisition to Reuters on Tuesday following an announcement on Los Angeles-based INLT’s website. “INLT is a smart, nimble team that is...

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Maersk announces upgrades for Customs platform

By in International Shipping News Sep 5 2019 Maersk North America is announcing the next series of technological improvements for Maersk customers with plans to add data feeds from Maersk Supply Chain Management products and services into Vandegrift’s popular VFI Track, a cloudbased information system – which will be rebranded as Maersk Customs Navigator. Maersk North America Managing Director Narin Phol said “Our goal is to make it easier...

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Could Canada provide a Brexit breakthrough for the UK?

By Andrew Hammond – July 17 2019/ The Business Times THE EU and Canada begin a two-day summit in Montreal on Wednesday. Centrestage in the discussions will be the landmark bilateral trade agreement which many Brexiteers believe is the best template for a future EU-UK deal, despite the plethora of potential pitfalls for the United Kingdom. The so-called Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), covering around a fifth of...

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Rising threat of freight thefts involving ‘insiders’

Will Waters | Thursday, 11 July 2019 Global cargo crime study by TT Club and BSI highlights risks and responses, recommending that information and access are limited to a ‘need to know’ basis A new global cargo crime study has highlighted a growing threat of cargo thefts involving ‘insiders’, alongside various other trends and recommendations. In their second full-year analysis of cargo theft, freight insurance and risk specialist TT Club...

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Israel, Hong Kong Agree to Ease Export-Import Process

Omri Milman June 30, 2019 Israel has signed a new agreement with Hong Kong, intended to ease customs clearance regulations for export and import between the two. The agreement was signed during the weekend at an annual event of the World Customs Organization in Brussels. According to the agreement, authorized economic operators (AEOs)—goods movers approved by a national customs administration—on both sides will receive various benefits and exemptions at...

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Customs arrangements with Singapore and Canada

Friday, 28 June 2019, 12:49 pmPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Jenny SalesaMinister of Customs 28 June 2019 PĀNUI PĀPĀHOMEDIA STATEMENT Customs arrangements with Singapore and Canada to benefit New Zealand traders Minister of Customs Jenny Salesa has welcomed new customs arrangements between New Zealand, Singapore and Canada that will streamline trade and benefit traders. The Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) to recognise supply chain security standards of respective trade programmes...

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Canadian Custom Clearance Experts ARGO Customs Inform Shippers About New Requirements When Shipping to Australia

By 1888 Press Release – June 25, 2019 – In News Toronto, ON – Canadians seeking to export goods to Australia between September 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020, may be subject to new Australian importation regulations. The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) are currently combating the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), an extremely dangerous pest known to travel in a wide variety of shipped materials....

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Platinum Equity Closes Acquisition of Customs Broker Livingston

Platinum Equity has completed its acquisition of Livingston International, Canada’s largest customs broker, for an undisclosed sum. May 02, 2019 Nate Tabak The deal puts Toronto-based Livingston, a member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) in Platnium’s $13 billion portfolio. The companies announced the completion of the acquisition on May 2. “We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to benefiting from Platinum’s dedicated...

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