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Is your organization ready for the new CPTPP?

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, Corporate Counsel, CPTPP, TPP-1, Trade Agreeements

On January 23, 2018, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam reached an agreement in principle for a multi-country free trade area. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has been renamed and will be called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”). We don’t yet know when the CPTPP… Continue Reading

Canada Commences Consultations Regarding A Canada-China Free Trade Agreement

Posted in Agriculture, Antidumping, Border Security, Canada's Federal Government, Canada-China FTA, Corporate Counsel, Cross-border deals, Cross-border litigation, Cross-Border Real Estate, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Energy, Environment, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Government Procurement, Immigration law, Imports Restrictions, Intellectual Property, International Arbitrations, Labour, origin, tariff classification, valuation

On March 4, 2017, Global Affairs Canada announced consultations concerning a possible free trade agreement between Canada and China.   Consultations means that Global Affairs Canada is consulting with Canadian interested stakeholders (the free trade agreement negotiations have not started yet – Canada is in a preliminary exploratory stage). Global Affairs Canada has posted information on… Continue Reading

Free Trade Does Not Mean A Free Pass

Posted in Customs Law, origin

Canada has entered into free trade agreements (and has active free trade agreements) with a number of countries, including the United States, Mexico, Israel, Chile, Jordan, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica and South Korea.  Under these free trade agreements, the duties on certain goods have reduced to 0%.  Importers claim… 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

Is Talk of Canada-China Free Trade Agreement For Real?

Posted in Trade Agreeements, Trade Remedies

In today’s Globe and Mail, Robert Fife discusses in an article entitled “Trudeau sets sights on free-trade deal with China” the possibility of free trade agreement negotiations between Canada and China commencing soon. The article makes reference to the newly ratified China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Whether Canada-China free trade agreement negotiations will come to pass… Continue Reading