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…

eManifest Implementation Update

October 29, 2013

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that eManifest requirements for highway and rail carriers will not be mandatory in fall 2013, due to timelines associated with regulatory processes.

Global Growth and the Prospects for Canada’s Exports

October 29, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 1 October 2013 speech by Tiff Macklem, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada.

Still No Agreement on Harmonized Rules of Origin Work at WTO

October 29, 2013

Following a Sept. 26 meeting, the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Rules of Origin reported that members continue to be divided on whether or not to work toward the completion of negotiations for harmonized non-preferential rules of origin.