International Trade Compliance

NAFTA Partners Consider Agreement's Future Amid Broader Initiatives

February 25, 2014

A Feb. 19 summit among the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico is expected to signal if and how the NAFTA partners will work to upgrade a pact that marks its 20th anniversary this year.

How to Keep on Top of Trade Deals

February 15, 2014

Canada's government has been on a tear of late in negotiating bilateral and regional international trade and investment deals.

Ontario worried about South Korean trade deal’s impact on autos

February 15, 2014

The Ontario government is expressing “concern” over Canada’s looming trade deal with South Korea because it could hurt the province’s auto sector.

Economic Development and Trade Minister Eric Hoskins warned that Ottawa must ensure any accord has the same provisions to protect the domestic motor industry that the U.S. enshrined in its deal with Seoul, which took effect in 2012...

New Initiative Aims to Eliminate Tariffs on Environmental Goods

February 12, 2014

The U.S. and more than a dozen other countries announced Jan. 24 a commitment to achieve global free trade in environmental goods and to begin preparing for negotiations toward that goal.

The Government Introduces Legislation to Implement Free Trade Agreement with Honduras

February 12, 2014

Today the government introduced the Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act to implement the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement as well as agreements on labour and environmental cooperation.

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and José Adonis Lavaire, Minister of Industry and Commerce for Honduras, signed the agreements in Ottawa on November 5, 2013.