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US Footwear Importers Push for Tariff Relief

November 11, 2013

Footwear importers are mounting an all-out effort to convince Congress and the Obama administration that disproportionately large duties on their products are punishing both retailers and American consumers.

Footwear last year racked up import duties of $2.4 billion, and over the past 10 years the industry paid duties totaling $34 billion…

EU seeking ways to launch parts of trade deal before full ratification

November 11, 2013

Cheaper goods could be arriving sooner than expected as efforts are under way to speed up the implementation of the free-trade deal between Canada and the European Union.

EU officials are currently looking at whether there are parts of the deal that do not require approval of the 28 member states and could be launched before the agreement is officially ratified.

Five things about the Bank of Canada’s rate decision

November 11, 2013

The Bank of Canada is abruptly abandoning an explicit warning that its key interest rate is headed higher in the face of a much gloomier economic outlook.

Cautioning that Canada is likely to grow much more slowly than it thought in the summer, the central bank now acknowledges that its next move is just as likely to be a rate cut, as an increase.

Canada Gazette - Official Regulations

November 11, 2013

Subscribers may be interested in the following, published on 23 October 2013 in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

Minister Clement Announces Tentative Agreement with Border Services Group

November 11, 2013

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, ...announced that the Government of Canada has reached a tentative agreement with the Border Services (FB) Group. This represents the last agreement in the Treasury Board’s current round of collective bargaining...

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