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Trade Watch: The Brexit Box

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email It’s March 29, 2019 – Brexit day – when Britain was scheduled to leave the European Union (EU). Instead, today the British Parliament for the third time rejected the EU Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May’s government. This means that there is still no plan in place to manage Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. As fears rise that Britain will simply crash out of the EU, citizens have even taken...

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Trade Watch 2019

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email Not surprisingly, given the challenging issues that were on our Trade Watch 2018, several have come over into 2019, unresolved and in some cases even more complex. Here are the issues we will be following in Trade Watch 2019.   NAFTA Re-negotiated: NAFTA has been re-negotiated and the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) concluded. So, that’s one issue resolved – except that the USMCA left in place the US tariffs on steel...

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Trade Watch 2018

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email Here are the trade issues we will be watching through the course of 2018: Brexit: The two-year period for UK to negotiate its exit from the EU began on 29th March, 2017. Can the 30th March 2019 deadline be met? How will the anti-trade sentiments that fueled Brexit impact the negotiations? How are Brexit and these negotiations shaping Britain’s relationship with the EU and the rest of the world? Trump on Trade: Since...

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Regulatory Updates for U.S. Food Importers – November 2018

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 aims to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply with a focus on preventing, rather than responding to, food contaminations. FSMA requirements apply to domestic and imported human and animal food products, including dietary supplements, regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). URGENT: Food Facilities Must Renew FDA Registrations by December 31, 2018 The FSMA...

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Trade Watch 2018: NAFTA Lives

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email The United States, Canada, and Mexico have reached agreement on a modernized NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), now to be called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). After months of negotiating trilaterally, the US and Mexico reached an agreement that excluded Canada, which was left to negotiate separately with the U.S. Several deadlines for conclusion of the US-Canada negotiations came and went. Despite the...

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