USMCA: The Risks and Benefits

Jo-Anne Daniels discusses the changes at hand and what impact it will have on businesses and trade . On 1 July 2020, The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) became effective, where previously the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requirements were in effect. USMCA made several key regulatory changes as opposed to the NAFTA, it aims Read more about USMCA: The Risks and Benefits[…]

USMCA White Paper

USMCA made several key regulatory changes as compared to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that affect compliance and liability. Learning to navigate and master these new provisions are the key to complying with the regulations, minimizing liability for non-compliance, and succeeding in global trade.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented the new rules Read more about USMCA White Paper[…]

USMCA Agreement

The three leaders of the USMCA agreement, President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, signed the USMCA agreement in late 2018, however, each country’s legislature was required to approve the changes before the agreement was entered into force. Canada was the final country to ratify the agreement March Read more about USMCA Agreement[…]

Brexit 2020

The UK left the EU  and the key takeaway is that the UK entered into a transition period  ending December 31, 2020.  Until that time, EU law will remain in force in the UK. There  are no changes to the export licensing framework during this time. According to the U government,  “traders in the EU Read more about Brexit 2020[…]

Export Screening

Many companies face the challenges of staying informed when new entities are added to the Restricted Party List. Your company may have the advantage of engaging a global trade management supplier and implementing an automated screening program.  If your company hasn’t made that decision and is manually screening using the BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) Read more about Export Screening[…]

U.S. and India Major Defense Partners

U.S.-India Major Defense Partners: Implementation Under the Export Administration Regulations of India’s Membership in the Wassenaar Arrangement and Addition of India to Country Group A:5 In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to formally recognize and implement India’s membership in the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA), a voluntary and Read more about U.S. and India Major Defense Partners[…]