Blanket certificates of origin, whether for NAFTA or for other free trade agreements, are usually filled-out to begin on January 1 and to expire, twelve months later, on December 31.

As happens every year, the majority of blanket certificates in our databases are set to expire on December 31, 2019.

If you have not already done so, please make …


The Canadian International Trade Tribunal initiated an expiry review of its finding concerning dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from China, Korea and Turkey and the subsidizing of concrete reinforcing bar from China.

The Tribunal’s finding, issued in January 2015, imposed anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties on these goods originating or exported from the three countries.

In the first step of …


Representatives from Canada, Mexico and the United States signed this week an agreement on amendments to the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

According to the three countries, the amendments involve improvements to the new NAFTA, first signed on November 30, 2018, in the areas of:

  • state-to-state dispute settlement
  • labour protection
  • environmental protection
  • intellectual …