U.S. and EU Agree to Suspend Retaliatory Tariffs in Airbus-Boeing Dispute for 5 Years

2021-06-17T15:19:59+00:00June 16th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

Following a summit in Brussels, the United States and EU countries have agreed to put $12 billion worth of retailiatory tariffs on hold for another 5 years as part of a new “cooperative framework” to resolve the long-running WTO dispute over state subsidies for aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing.

Supply Chain Report Calls for New ‘Trade Strike Team’ and Tougher Enforcement Measures

2021-06-14T15:24:43+00:00June 11th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Other Government Agencies/Depts., Trade Compliance|

What are some actions you can take to strengthen your supply chain? Find out here, along with all the details on the Biden Administration's immediate action to address vulnerabilities and strengthen resilience of U.S. supply chains.

USTR Initiates First USMCA Dispute Panel Over Canadian Dairy Quotas

2021-05-26T17:30:55+00:00May 26th, 2021|Trade Compliance|

Adding to the list of cross-border tensions, the first-ever trade enforcement action under USMCA escalated to a new level on Tuesday with the filing of a request by the USTR for a Dispute Settlement Panel over claims that Ottawa is still unfairly blocking U.S. producers from accessing the Canadian dairy market.

U.S. and Mexico Exchange USMCA Labor Complaints

2021-05-19T17:37:10+00:00May 19th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

USMCA labour complaints are heating up with the filing last week by the Biden administration of a request under the trade deal’s new “Rapid Response Mechanism” concerning alleged violations of workers’ rights at a General Motors plant in Mexico and a reciprocal complaint made the same day by the Mexican government regarding the “lack of application” of labor laws in the U.S. agriculture and meatpacking industries.