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ARL: The Canadian system of record for commercial accounting and payment

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Earlier this year, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) implemented the Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL) as Phase One of its Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project. As part of this initiative, the CBSA will change its refund process, effective August 01, 2016. Under the ARL, the daily and monthly account statements (K84) have been replaced… Read more »

Plug in to new FTAs in 2016 (infographic)

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With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) all in various stages of negotiation, trade agreements are all the rage. The U.S. currently has 14 free trade agreements (FTAs) in place covering 20 nations, while Canada currently has 11 free trade agreements (FTAs) in place covering… Read more »

How to make it in Mexico: Five tips for Southern border success (infographic)

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New customers. New opportunity. Growth. Increased revenue. Mexico offers all these things and more for today’s modern businesses. It’s a rich source of goods, with new and emerging supply chain partners. It’s an ideal hub for importing and re-exporting. And it’s got a potential export market of more than 100 million customers. But like any… Read more »

Food services: Southern border import processes (Case study)

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Global Fresh turned to Livingston for assistance in improving its southern border import processes. With multiple regulatory bodies on both sides of the border, importing from Mexico was proving a real challenge for Global Fresh. Facing bottlenecks throughout the supply chain, Global Fresh reached out to the southern border experts at Livingston for help. Learn… Read more »

2016: A big year for customs and trade (infographic)

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Major moves to modernize and automate systems and processes using technology are underway in the global trade game, making trade more efficient and opening up new and exciting trade possibilities for businesses. With these moves come many changes that will affect nearly every business that imports or exports goods in 2016. Are you aware of… Read more »

Plug in to new markets in 2016 (infographic)

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Global trade continues to present new business opportunities. The European Union recently signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the U.S. A dozen countries are participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. These FTAs mean that more markets are emerging around the world – and… Read more »

TPP: What it means (infographic)

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TPP is one of the most significant trade negotiations since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the early nineties. It will come into effect after each member nation’s legislature ratifies it into law.

Understanding Canada’s new free trade deals

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The pending passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the recent finalization of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are set to make Canada the only country in the world with free trade agreements with Europe, Pacific Asian countries and North America. But what are the implications of such a historic feat? Livingston takes… Read more »

Facilitating trade: NAFTA today and tomorrow

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For more than two decades, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been enabling improved trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico – but along the way it’s been both praised and criticized, many times over. As Canada and the United States work to finalize new trade agreements, including thethe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the… Read more »

U.S. small businesses and free trade agreements

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There are over 28 million small businesses in the U.S. And the U.S. has free trade agreements with 20 countries. Adding two-and-two together tells you: it’s a great time for small businesses to expand into the global marketplace. There are more opportunities than ever for small businesses to source products from new countries, and to reach… Read more »