World Trade Organization

globe and calculatorOn July 4, 2016, Canada’s Trade Minister Freeland announced that Canada implemented the World Trade Organization (WTO) expanded Information Technology Agreement (ITA). Pursuant to the expanded ITA, signatories agreed to eliminate tariffs on 201 information and communication technology (ICT) and related products.

As of July 1, 2016, Canada permanently eliminated customs tariffs on many of

Corporate compliance programs come in all shapes and sizes and apply whether your company is privately owned or publicly traded. These internal controls take the form of accounting and audit procedures, import-export/regulatory policies, employment guidelines, ethics/anti-corruption initiatives and so on. The intent of any compliance program is to ensure that employees know what is expected

iStock_000019169483XSmallChina would very much like Canada to accept that it is a market economy.  This is relevant in the context of anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases. Currently, under the World Trade Organization rules, if a country is not a market economy, a WTO member may use surrogate or third party information when calculating margins of

Canadian parliamentThe World Trade Organization has agreed with Canada that the United States has not modified its laws to remove Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) violations and a WTO Arbitration Panel has ruled that “Canada may request authorization from the Dispute Settlement Body to suspend concessions and related obligations in the goods sector under the GATT

Cyrstal Ball MoneyOn 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

It is January 1, 2014 and time for Cyndee’s top 10 predictions for 2014. There will be a number of border issues for Canadians and persons doing business with Canadians.

1. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will confiscate and cancel an increasing number of NEXUS passes.  In 2013, we saw many NEXUS pass holders

By: Sarah Rashid, University of Windsor law student

After much anticipation from Canada in regards to the issue, Canada has won the trade dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) pertaining to the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements on beef and pork imposed by the United States. Canada launched a challenge with the WTO in 2008


Yesterday I shared with you the Bloomberg Businessweek article “Buy American and Fairer Trade Can Solve Job Woes: Alan Tonelson“.  In this article, Alan Tonelson suggests that the United States should impose additional duties at the border on goods coming from a country with a value-added tax.  Canadians should be concerned because