On April 6, 2017, Seth Godin posted “On Pie” on his blog. I have thought about what Seth Godin wrote in “On Pie” many times when Canada, US or Canada-US trade issues arise, such as the Softwood Lumber AD/CVD Dispute, the 232 Steel Case, the 232 Aluminum Case, the Canadian FISC AD/CVD Case, NAFTA renegotiation,
EU-Origin Cosmetics Become Duty-Free Upon Provisional Implementation of CETA
On the date of provisional implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (the “Canada-EU CETA”) (June 1 or July 1, 2017), EU-origin cosmetics will become duty free immediately. Cosmetics are in Chapter 33 of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System. Canada committed in its Annex 2-A to immediately eliminate customs…
Canadian Manufacturers And Exporters Will Benefit From the Canada-EU CETA Opportunties
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (the “Canada-EU CETA”) creates opportunities for Canadian manufacturers and exporters to sell into the European markets. On the date of provisional implementation, 98% of Canadian-origin goods will be able to enter European Union Members tariff free, compared to just 25 per cent today. We have prepared…
What Goods Can Canadian Importers Import Duty Free When The Canada-EU CETA Comes Into Effect?
It is expected that the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (“Canada-EU CETA”) will come into provisional effect soon (maybe as soon as April 1, 2017 or May 1, 2017 – not yet known). Canadian importers should start to consider what goods may enter Canada duty free when the Canada-EU CETA green light…
Canada Commences Consultations Regarding A Canada-China Free Trade Agreement
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…
Canada is a Party to the Historic Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
On October 5, 2015, the trade ministers of Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). TPP is a historic trade agreement. TPP is a comprehensive trade agreement.
For Canada, TPP represents a trade agreement with new parties (Australia, Brunei,…