2014 CBP Trade Symposium: Increasing Economic Competitiveness Through Global Partnerships and Innovation

January 3, 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to announce that the 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium is scheduled for March 6 - 7, 2014 and will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

The theme for the Trade Symposium is "Increasing Economic Competitiveness Through Global Partnerships and Innovation." CBP will convene only one Symposium this year.

Proposed Modifications to the NAFTA Rules of Origin Could Significantly Affect Trade in Certain Products: USITC

January 3, 2014

Proposed modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin are likely to have a negligible effect on U.S. industry, but they could result in a significant increase in U.S. trade for products covered by some of the proposed modifications, reports the U.S.

Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council News December 2013

January 3, 2014

The Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) has released a news update.

Beyond the Border Implementation Report - December 2013

January 3, 2014

The Canadian and U.S. governments have released a Beyond the Border Implementation Report.

The following are key accomplishments over the last year:

Ottawa's cheese import ruling by Ottawa sparks U.S. warning

January 3, 2014

A move by the Canadian government to block Pizza Pizza Ltd. and other Canadian restaurant chains from importing low-cost U.S. mozzarella is stoking trade tensions with the United States.

A senior U.S. trade official has bluntly warned Ottawa that the decision could harm its exporters and was made without proper notice or justification.