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Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Receives Royal Assent

Posted in Canada-Ukraine FTA

On June 1, 2017, the Canada- Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Bill C-31) received Royal Asset in Canada’s Hose of Commons.  On May 18, 2017, Bill C-31 passed third reading in Canada’s Senate.  On February 14, 2017, Bill C-31 passed third reading in Canada’s House of Commons.  The remaining step is ratification by Canada… Continue Reading

Ukraine Has Ratified The Canada-Ukraine FTA, Canada’s Turn Is Next

Posted in Canada-Ukraine FTA

On March 14, 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament voted to ratify the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement. Ukraine is ready to ratify the Canada-Ukraine FTA. On March 7, 2017, BillC-31 “An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine“ passed second reading in Canada’s Senate.  Bill C-31 is now being reviewed by the Senate… Continue Reading

Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Passes Second Reading In Canada’s Senate

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, Canada-Ukraine FTA, Cross-border trade, Customs Law

On March 7, 2017, BillC-31 “An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine“ passed second reading in Canada’s Senate.  Bill C-31 is now being reviewed by the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  After the Report is prepared by the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and… Continue Reading

Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement To Be Discussed By Standing Committee on International Trade

Posted in Canada-Ukraine FTA, Trade Agreeements

On January 31, 2017, Bill C-31 “An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine” will be discussed by the Standing Committee on International Trade.  Bill C-31 was introduced in the House of Commons on November 3, 2016 and received First Reading.  On December 13, 2016, Bill C-31 received Second Reading and was… Continue Reading

Canada’s Level Of Activity In The Area Of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions May Surprise You

Posted in Border Security, Canada's Federal Government, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Exports

Looking back over the last 12 months, the level of activity in the area of export controls, economic sanctions and trade restrictions in Canada is somewhat surprising.  Canada is usually rather quiet and there is not a lot to report.  The last 12 months are different and we are seeing activity at Global Affairs, Export… Continue Reading

The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Has Been Signed

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, Trade Agreeements

This morning (July 11, 2016), Canada’s Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Ukraine’s First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv signed the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (“CUFTA”) in Kiev, Ukraine.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko watched the historic event. After the signing ceremony President Poroshenko @poroshenko tweeted: Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement offers… Continue Reading

Canada and Ukraine Should Move Forward Quickly on the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

Posted in Trade Agreeements

On July 14, 2015, Canada and Ukraine signed the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (the “CUFTA”).  As at January 1, 2016, Canada has not released the test of the CUFTA.  Also, on January 1, 2016, the Ukraine-EU Free Trade Agreement came into effect.  This means that Canada is behind the larger EU.  This means that Canada… Continue Reading

The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Should Be Ratified in 2016

Posted in Aerospace & Defence, Agriculture, Antidumping, Corporate Counsel, Cross-border deals, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Environment, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Government Procurement, Intellectual Property, Labour, Legal Developments, Trade Agreeements

When I say that the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement “should be ratified in 2016”, it is an opinion that it would be beneficial for ratification to occur.  I do not have any inside knowledge about the new Trudeau Government’s plans. In fact, we have heard very little from PM Justin Trudeau or Canada’s new Trade… Continue Reading

Ukraine Is Joining WTO Agreement on Government Procurement

Posted in Government Procurement, World Trade Organization

On November 11, 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that Ukraine is going to accede to the Agreement on Government Procurement.  On November 11, 2015, Ukraine’s terms of accession to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement were approved.  Ukraine will formally accede to the GPA 30 days after it has deposited its instrument of… Continue Reading