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As anticipated, the three NAFTA governments signed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (the USMCA) on Nov 30. The USMCA replaces NAFTA – the countries' historical deal of the '90s.
With the execution of the USMCA by Canada, Mexico and the United States on Nov 30, the eventuality of a new trade agreement environment is certain, although what that environment will mean to Canadian suppliers is less than clear.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In this international trade brief, we discuss the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and why this international trade arrangement
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On December 3, 2018, the Lieutenant Governor in Council of Alberta, approved Order in Council O.C. 375/2018, enacting the Curtailment Rules commencing January 1, 2019.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
After months of prolonged and often heated negotiations, Canada, the United States and Mexico unveiled, at the end of September ...
Dale & Lessmann LLP
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is the latest trade agreement impacting Canadian immigration policy
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This is the latest installment in BLG's series of detailed analyses of key provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Canada may be the next jurisdiction to regulate modern slavery in global supply chains, following California, the UK, France and Australia
Gowling WLG
In our recent report Protectionism 2.0: Digital forces driving the new protectionist agenda we highlighted how measures restricting data flows crucial to businesses pose as much a threat
TMF Group
While all sides have come to an agreement, the new provisions are not as favourable to Canada.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On November 30, 2018, Global Affairs Canada issued a news release announcing the signing of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA or USMCA) ...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Canada's international trade regime underwent a large number of developments in 2018.
TMF Group
Think of Hong Kong investment and the big world players spring to mind - a former British colony, a simpler entry point for US investment in Asia. But that history and status brings other entrants to the FDI table, too.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
International trade issues have carved out a place on the front pages of most daily news sources since the inauguration in early 2017 of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Cassels Brock
On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico signed the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement.
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In November 2018, British Columbia passed legislation designed to "revitalize" its Environmental Assessment Act as well as "to ensure the legal rights of First Nations are respected
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On December 13, 2018, legislation was passed implementing amendments to the Excise Tax Act (Canada) (the "ETA") first announced in September 2017 ...
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Fraud continues to plague businesses and individuals in Canada and abroad, increasing at an alarming rate. Those involved in asset recovery frequently turn to the equitable doctrine
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While 2018 ushered in a number of significant changes to Ontario's pension legislation, including a major revamping of the funding rules for defined benefit plans ...
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Section 26 of the Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure)1 (the "Tax Court Rules"), referred to as "Rule 26", can be useful where multiple taxpayers are involved in related matters
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On December 13, 2018, John McKay, the Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood, introduced private member's bill, Bill C-423.
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As at the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal determined that Bangladesh law governs the plaintiffs' claim.
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The Canadian International Trade Tribunal hears and decides appeals from decisions of the CBSA under the Customs Act and the Special Import Measures Act.
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An FTA enables you to compete on a more even playing field with local firms in the FTA partner country.
An Act respecting the corruption of foreign public officials and the implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
The Canada Border Services Agency has a variety of programs that enable it to waive (relieve), postpone (defer) or refund (drawback) some or all of the duties and taxes that would otherwise be payable.
The Tribunal provides Canadian and international busnesses with access to fair, transparent and timely processes for the investigation of trade remedy cases and complaints concerning federal government procurement and for the appeals on customs and excise matters.
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