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• Learn about new customs operations on the U.S - Canada border
• Find out about keeping up to date with international trade developments
• Get intelligence about overseas suppliers and US buyers

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Improving Customs Operations on the Border

The United States and Canada are negotiating a new border agreement that should result in alignment of security procedures on both sides of the border and harmonize cross-border regulations. Notably the agreement provides for common product inspection and data sharing between U.S. and Canadian Customs.

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The stakes are high: Canada and the United States have the world's largest trading relationship and the two countries share more than 5,000 miles of border. Cross-border trade is estimated at nearly USD 500 billion each year. In 2010, Canada was the largest market and second-largest supplier of products to the United States. The United States was the largest trading partner of Canada, both exports and imports. Nearly three-quarters of Canadian exports (by value) are imported into the United States.

This agreement should allow better access to U.S. markets for Canadian exporters who deal with many compliance issues when bringing their products to the United States. Harmonizing regulations should also allow U.S. companies to reduce costs of transporting goods. The American Trucking Association has welcomed the progress made and stated that the agreement was an important step in increasing competitiveness on both sides of the border, a view shared by the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

In Chicago on October 5-6 the International Compliance Professionals Association, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters and the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP will hold the first annual U.S. / Canada Compliance Seminar, where this and many other related issues will be discussed.

For more information on U.S. and Canadian Border Services:
The Canada Border Services Agency
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S./Canada Cross Border Services

To help you do business in Canada:
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
U.S. Commercial Service in Canada
The Canadian-American Chamber of Commerce
The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada
Doing Business in Canada: A Guide for U.S. and International Investors
Canada Business Directory - Search a Company in Canada.
Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E. Canada)

For information about other countries:
FITA Country Miniportals, Reports about 185 countries.
• The Country Channels on

Trade Finance 2011

With the official support of Shanghai Finance, Shanghai Services Federation and other key authorities, Trade Finance 2011 will be convened on the 17th - 18th of November, 2011 in Shanghai to provide key elements to formulate China’s specific growth strategies. The exciting line-up of regulators, importers and exporters, financial institutions, ECAs, solution & service providers, corporate treasurers and other relevant industry experts worldwide will equip you with a fresh and holistic overview of trade and financing, payment and settlement, treasury and liquidity management global practices.

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World Future Energy Summit 2012 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1/16/2012 - 1/19/2012
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Integrated Systems Europe - Amsterdam, Netherlands 1/31/2012 - 2/2/2012
Pacific 2012 - International Maritime Exposition - Sydney, Australia 1/31/2012 - 2/3/2012

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