Could the UK really join NAFTA?

As a post-Brexit UK faces serious hurdles to reaching a trade deal with the EU, rumours abound over the possibility of a UK-NAFTA trade bloc. But is this a likely scenario or a real long-shot?

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt is a New York-based freelance copywriter. A former journalist and graduate of Penn State University, Jennifer now writes about a variety of topics, including business, technology and marketing. She is passionate about helping companies develop their brands by providing compelling copy that adds value to their online presence.

NAFTA renegotiations to start August 16 – here’s what we know going into the talks

The first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks will officially begin August 16 in Washington. Here’s what we know so far.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

Eliminating NAFTA might bring back jobs, but at what cost?

With Trump’s promises to bring manufacturing back and possibly eliminate NAFTA, there is a lot of speculation regarding whether this means outsourced jobs will be coming back from Mexico. Perhaps, but at what price?

Rosemary Coates

Rosemary Coates

Ms. Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consulting firm. She is a best-selling author of: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China and Legal Blacksmith - How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes Ms. Coates lives in Silicon Valley and has worked with over 80 clients worldwide. She is also an Expert Witness for legal cases involving global supply chain matters. She is passionate about Reshoring.

What’s next for NAFTA?

We talked to experts about what we can expect for the future of NAFTA and how it could potentially be improved to benefit businesses in all three countries.

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

Take full advantage of NAFTA law to avoid protectionist measures and export to the U.S.

Despite American protectionist measures, Canadian and other global exporters can still succeed in the U.S. market with a sufficient knowledge of NAFTA law.

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

Does NAFTA still matter to Canada-U.S. trade relations?

NAFTA has long been controversial and blamed for lost U.S. jobs, but it’s important to note the major strides made since it was enacted as well.

Cathy Roberson

Cathy Roberson

With over 16 years of ecommerce, logistics and technology experience, Cathy Morrow Roberson is the owner of Logistics Trends & Insights (Logistics TI), a research and consulting firm focusing on the changing logistics landscape. In addition, Cathy has published several articles in such periodicals as Air Cargo World, CIO Review and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Packing Sourcer and is a regular contributor to LogiSYM, a magazine for supply chain executives.

NAFTA’s controversial Chapter 11: What’s an ISDS and why does it matter?

One of NAFTA’s most famous chapters is Chapter 11, otherwise known as the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) chapter. ISDS chapters are consistently found in a large number of modern trade agreements across the globe.

Catherine Walsh

Catherine Walsh

Catherine Walsh joined Conlin Bedard LLP as an Associate in 2016 and specializes in the areas of international trade law, business and investment. Catherine was on the board of directors of OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade) from 2013-2015, and has also co-authored several published articles on the topic of international investment and trade relations.

Exporters and Rules of Origin: Get in on NAFTA’s benefits and avoid heavy penalties

The “Rules of Origin” under NAFTA are the criteria used to determine the country of origin of a product that is being imported or exported within the NAFTA region.
As part of NAFTA, the United States, Canada and Mexico (the “Parties”) have all agreed to reduce and/or eliminate tariffs on goods that originate from their respective territories. However, the Parties continue to apply significantly higher tariffs to goods that do not originate in one of the NAFTA countries.

Catherine Walsh

Catherine Walsh

Catherine Walsh joined Conlin Bedard LLP as an Associate in 2016 and specializes in the areas of international trade law, business and investment. Catherine was on the board of directors of OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade) from 2013-2015, and has also co-authored several published articles on the topic of international investment and trade relations.

Import Coordinator – FedEx Trade Networks

Company: FedEx Trade Networks Position: Import Coordinator Location: Tonawanda, NY Description: This position is responsible for any of the various tasks listed as assigned. Decision making for release…