International Trade Compliance

Canadian Government Launches New International Trade Plan

December 12, 2013

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today released a new trade plan that reflects the changing global landscape, focuses on core Canadian strengths, aligns Canada’s trade, development and foreign policy tools to advance commercial interests around the world, and sets concrete targets to grow the presence of Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging mark

Progress Being Made Toward Single Window for Trade Data [in US]

December 10, 2013

[US] Federal agencies are making progress in developing the International Trade Data System and the trade community has identified a number of features that should be included, according to a recent report from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection advisory panel. At a Nov. 15 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of CBP (COAC), the One U.S.

WTO talks fail to agree on global trade deal text

December 10, 2013

Marathon talks on the World Trade Organization's first-ever worldwide trade reform in Geneva failed early on Monday to agree on a text to put to ministers who meet in Bali next month.

Next Deployment of [US] ACE Functionality Slated for Jan. 4; Re-engineered AES Expected in April

December 7, 2013

...CBP is planning to complete core trade processing capabilities in ACE through seven deployments of new features over the next three years. This approach is based on the Agile software development methodology, which produces smaller pieces of functionality more frequently. The first of these deployments (Deployment A) was implemented Nov. 2.

[US] Importer Bona Fides, Benefits for Broker Best Practices Discussed at COAC Meeting

December 7, 2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and trade community representatives are continuing to work on developing a standard way for importers of record to establish their identity to customs brokers.