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NAFTA – Who’s won? Who’s lost?

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Oct 4, 2017 8:56:00 AM
 
NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – came into effect on January 1, 1994, building upon the Canada-U.S. free-trade deal of 1988 and creating the largest free-trade area in the world.
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NAFTA – What’s Happening, Anyway??

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Sep 27, 2017 8:40:00 AM
 
NAFTA – the North American Free Trade agreement – is in flux. We’ve published a few blogs on the shifting landscape of this agreement, most recently:
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CETA update: September 21 = Implementation Day!

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Sep 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, is an agreement between Canada and European Union member states (see the list of countries in our CETA blog from last fall) and is on the verge of being a reality.
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New Foreign Trade Zone – Windsor-Essex

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Aug 3, 2017 9:45:27 AM
 
 
Foreign trade zones (FTZ) are designated regions within a country where trade barriers such as tariffs are reduced or eliminated, and bureaucratic requirements are lowered for the purpose of attracting foreign investments and international business.
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Laws and contracts in international trade

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Aug 2, 2017 7:47:00 AM
 
 
When you are focussed on the day-to-day operations of your business, the laws that underlie that business may not be front of mind. But, as you can probably appreciate, the legal aspect of international trade is not something you can afford to neglect.
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Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Jul 14, 2017 11:26:35 AM
 
Canadian importers and exporters can now count Ukraine among the nations with which they can engage in duty-free trade.
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Your NAFTA Certificate of Origin: Taking a closer look

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Jun 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
Does it frustrate you when you receive an incomplete NAFTA certificate from your supplier?
 
Do you often wish there was an easier way to check if your NAFTA certificates are valid?
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NAFTA update – President Trump gets serious

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Mar 31, 2017 11:22:36 AM
What’s going on?
 
U.S. President Donald Trump has released a draft letter to Congress outlining the administration’s goals for a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
 
Trump has been talking about renegotiating the decades-old agreement since his pre-election campaigning days. Then – as now – the particulars of the changes he’s after are unclear, but this letter gives the most detail to date as to what a renegotiated NAFTA may encompass.
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The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been signed!

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Nov 4, 2016 11:08:57 AM
 
October 30, 2016, marked an auspicious day for the future of trade between Canada and the European Union (EU). That day, leaders on both sides signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
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Certificate of Origin: An important component of importing under Canada’s Free Trade Agreements

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Oct 31, 2016 11:18:21 AM
 
A certificate of origin is a legal document that certifies a shipment’s country of origin. In the context of free trade agreements (FTAs), certificates of origin are required in order to qualify for a reduced duty rate. The rules around certificates of origin and associated duty relief are specific to each FTA.
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