Perspectives on Canada
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For more than two decades, a broad range of cross-border financial transactions between the United States, Canada, and Mexico were ruled by the 1994 NAFTA.
If the turbulence of 2018 caused business executives grief, the year ahead is unlikely to provide much relief. Foremost is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). If most political pundits are correct, the three governments will likely be able to ratify the USMCA in time to be in full fo
In the last hour of the last day of last month, with 30 minutes to spare, US Trade Representative Lighthizer met the US self-imposed deadline and formally sent to Congress the agreed-upon text of a US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.
US Customs and Border Protection’s Executive Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations, Todd Owen, recently spoke with Politico and confirmed that CBP will continue to apply long-standing US federal laws and regulations that treat marijuana as a banned substance at the US border.
The United States and Mexico announced an agreement on August 27, 2018 regarding key issues that have been the focus of trilateral discussions among the US, Mexico and Canada for over a year.
On May 20, 2018, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin stated that the US was “putting the trade war on hold,” pending negotiations with China to reduce the US trade deficit and address certain acts, policies, and practices related to intellectual property rights.
Following a tweet from President Donald Trump that there was “big news coming soon” for the automotive industry, the Department of Commerce (DOC) formally announced on May 24, 2018 an investigation into the impact of certain automotive imports on US national security interests.
The May 21 notice provides guidance on the manner in which imports whose exclusion requests are approved by the DOC should be entered in order to avoid the Section 232 duties.
Following the Presidential Proclamations issued April 30, 2018 regarding the imposition of double-digit tariffs on certain steel and aluminum imports (Section 232 tariffs), US Customs and Border Protection published further guidance detailing the implementation of the Section 232 tariffs.
Right before the holidays, President Trump and his Administration took significant steps toward using economic sanctions to tackle international human rights abuses and corruption.
The US Administration and the NAFTA Automotive Rules: Now Is Not the Time for the Automotive Industry to Take Its Foot off the Gas
On Friday, September 22, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released two important statements in regard to the US Administration’s objective in the NAFTA talks, especially for the automotive sector.
For the second consecutive year, International Trade partner David Hamill and Canada-US.Cross Border Business Affairs director Birgit Matthiesen contributed their insights to Lead, Reach and Connect, the must-read magazine for the Automotive Parts Manufactures Association.
Arent Fox partner and Government Relations practice group leader Jon Bouker participated in a discussion with a group of political observers.
On May 4, 2016, Quebec’s government published proposed regulations which would require businesses using signage bearing trademarks in languages other than French to incorporate a “sufficient presence of French” on their signs.