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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…

2013 Canadian Business Women in International Trade Newsletter

November 11, 2013

The 2013 Canadian Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) newsletter is now available at http://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/eng/businesswomen/document.jsp?did=145482.

Canada-EU deal hits bump

November 11, 2013

Canada and the European Union are hoping the momentum of last week's free-trade announcement will carry over into a troublesome side agreement.

CETA's nice. But NAFTA is essential

November 11, 2013

…The North American free-trade agreement turns 20 on Jan. 1, making it a "senior citizen" among the dozens of bilateral and regional trade deals negotiated since. With age has come not-so-benign neglect. As a forum for trilateralism, NAFTA has practically slid off the radar, with proposals to modernize or expand the agreement on no government's formal agenda.

CBP Reschedules Next Deployment of ACE Functionality for Nov. 2

November 11, 2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that Deployment A, the first of seven planned releases of enhanced functionality under the Automated Commercial Environment, will be implemented on Nov. 2…

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