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.

Weekly Trade Briefing: June 7-11, 2021

2021-06-16T15:27:44+00:00June 15th, 2021|Canada Customs, International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts., Trade Compliance, U.S. Customs|

Find out what the latest trade developments are from CBSA workers holding strike votes over pay and 'toxic workplace culture' - to a ruling where #importers must file protests with CBP in order to preserve their ability to obtain duty refunds in connection with exclusions from Section301 tariffs, we've detailed these and much more for you here.

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.

Tai Hosts First Meeting of USMCA Free Trade Commission

2021-05-21T17:55:56+00:00May 21st, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

Find out more about the issues discussed at this week’s inaugural meeting of the Free Trade Commission established by the USMCA in which top trade officials from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. reviewed the assessments of various committees charged with overseeing implementation of the trade pact and affirmed their commitment to enforcing its provisions in a range of critical areas.

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.