Trade Agreements

Trade Agreements

Commentary

Forget the economy, there’s a new threat to growth in global trade and to the manufacturers that produce it, the retailers that import it and the carriers that move it.

News & Analysis

01 Dec 2014
Eurasian Economic Union and Mercosur officials met last week to see how members could strengthen trade relations and increase the movement of goods between trade blocs.
16 Oct 2014
Staying on top of the evolving regulatory and customs environment was a key areas forwarders and NVOCCs needed to focus on as they expand their business across Asia, delegates at a TPM Asia panel heard today.
02 Oct 2014
A recommendation from a government panel that antitrust exemptions for liner shipping in Australia be rolled back came under heavy criticism from shipping interests who say the proposals are naive and unworkable and would lead smaller carriers to exit the market.
10 Sep 2014
Crowley Maritime’s subsidiary Carib Energy LLC has been granted a 20-year, small-scale U.S. Department of Energy license to export liquefied natural gas to...
18 Aug 2014
A statutory review of Canada Transportation Act dovetails with the country’s recent success in negotiating free trade agreements with the European Union and South Korea, Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt told port officials.
Clasped hands: EU, Canada
15 Aug 2014
Executives at Canada’s two main east coast container ports of Montreal and Halifax say a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union will boost their volumes.
Lobster
04 Aug 2014
An increasing Asian appetite for live lobster is being met with a weekly shipment of live lobsters from Nova Scotia to South Korea.
World Trade Organization Trade Negotiations Committee
01 Aug 2014
India’s refusal to give in on protecting its food subsidy program spelled the end of a World Trade Organization pact aimed at improving global trade facilitation.
08 Jul 2014
After seven years of tough negotiations, Tokyo and Canberra signed a free trade agreement on July 8.
05 Jul 2014
A decade into CAFTA-DR, the labor rights issue continues to cast a dark shadow over foreign-owned, low-wage manufacturing plants, especially in Guatemala.