In the past, smaller firms tended to focus on local and domestic markets. Moreover, when protectionism was rampant, smaller firms tended to be insulated from international markets. Distances, unique cultural characteristics, politics, tariffs and regulations all combined to protect them from international business competition.
The past one hundred years have brought about incredible changes in nearly every industry and area of society. International trade is no exception. The way…
I’ve been reading a lot in the news lately about the different protectionist trade measures countries around the world are taking in the name of safeguarding their local growers, producers and manufacturers.
Many countries have entered into trade pacts or agreements and, through negotiation, have established rules and regulations to govern orderly trade. These trade agreements, along with the relative reduction in trade barriers that ensue, make it simpler to import from abroad.
We could argue forever over which South American international trade policies are best for economic growth and long-term development.
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A wave of anti-EU opinions since the election seems to be threatening to affect the EU’s direction, and some pessimists worry that this could change the outcome of both Canada’s and the USA’s trade agreements with Europe.
Indeed, it is the countries with the greatest international trade infrastructure where trade really thrives. This is not to suggest that governments alone are responsible for the promotion and expansion of international business, but rather, that it doesn’t hurt to have them on your side.
Now a great time to begin putting together your market entry strategy; currently, CARICOM and Canada are negotiating a trade and investment agreement.
The Toronto Transit Commission is seeking a Customs/Tax Analyst to co-ordinate the clearance and release of all the TTC’s imports and exports in accordance with North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules, and U.S. and Canada Customs Acts by liaising with TTC staff, the TTC’s customs broker, foreign suppliers and Canada and U.S. customs officers.