21st Century North America: Building the most competitive and dynamic region in the world

March 6, 2014

"We, the Leaders of North America, met today in Toluca, Mexico, to recognize the strength of our relationship and open a new chapter in our partnership. We are determined to promote inclusive broad-based economic growth for the well-being of our citizens, so that 21st century North America sets new global standards for trade, education, sustainable growth, and innovation.

Manage importing risk with hedging and currency monitoring

March 6, 2014

At the beginning of the new year, importers plan international transactions and set profit goals. Medium-size companies tend to prepare for transactions two to four months in advance, while large companies usually plan five to eight months ahead.

US, Canada, Mexico stress trade at North America summit

March 6, 2014

US President Barack Obama and leaders of Mexico and Canada pledged to improve their massive North American trade links at a summit shadowed by friction between the neighbors.

The one-day talks hosted by President Enrique Pena Nieto Toluca, near Mexico City, sought to find ways to revitalize the 20-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

COOL Compliance Hearings Kick Off at WTO

March 6, 2014

The US’ controversial country-of-origin labelling (COOL) requirements for livestock and meat imports were once again under scrutiny at the WTO this week, as hearings began to determine whether recent changes to the policy have brought it in line with international trade rules.

CBSA Message (EDI14-018) – Second Quarter Interest Rate 2014

March 4, 2014

The annual interest rate for the second quarter of 2014 (April  01 – June 30) will be 0.8897.