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Mercosur / European Union FTA: A Watershed in Brazil’s Participation in International Agreements

Mercosur / European Union FTA: A Watershed in Brazil’s Participation in International Agreements

Since 1995, when Mercosur signed a framework agreement with the European Union (EU) signaling a commitment to pursue free trade agreements between the two blocs, we have seen several failed negotiations and ultimately a postponed dream to establish one of the largest free trade agreements in the world, outside of what we recently saw with … Read More

A Primer on NAFTA 2.0: What Everyone Wants

A Primer on NAFTA 2.0: What Everyone Wants

By Keith Haurie, Vice President of Business Development for ONESOURCE Global Trade at Thomson Reuters Because the Trump administration aims to renegotiate an historic trade deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement, on an accelerated timeframe, it should come as no surprise that there is substantial uncertainty surrounding the outcome. What each party to the negotiation … Read More

Brazil’s Special Customs Regime for Exportation and Manufacturing Incentives

Brazil’s Special Customs Regime for Exportation and Manufacturing Incentives

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE September 22, 2017

What does the Company in Brazil need to know about competition? In order for Brazilian Companies to be competitive at this current moment in time they should be exploring all of the countries’ benefits in terms of localization, culture and technology. However, this only would be possible if companies can surpass high Brazilian costs and … Read More

Recent Customs Related Rulings: Supportive of the Trump Trade Agenda?

Recent Customs Related Rulings: Supportive of the Trump Trade Agenda?

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE September 15, 2017

Typically, trade compliance rulings (trade court rulings or rulings issued by CBP – Customs and Border Protection) cause trade compliance professionals to consider the implications in terms of whether the decision increases or decreases costs for companies. In light of the election of President Trump and his focus on trying to bring jobs back to … Read More