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  • Navigating US Trade Uncertainty: A Practical Guide for Atlantic Firms

Navigating US Trade Uncertainty: A Practical Guide for Atlantic Firms

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

APEC’s new guide, Navigating US Trade Uncertainty: A Practical Guide for Atlantic Firms,  is intended to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Atlantic Canada navigate several challenges they face in selling to US clients and to help them prepare for different potential outcomes from the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

APEC’s guide provides advice and resources on several tariff and non-tariff issues, including:

  • How to prepare for and manage NAFTA renegotiation risks, including the potential for higher US tariffs
  • When and how to apply for preferential NAFTA tariff treatment
  • Resources to help minimize difficulties moving goods across the US border
  • How to mitigate challenges with temporary entry of business persons into the US
  • How to access US procurement opportunities and navigate Buy America/Buy American policies
  • The pros and cons of setting up an operation in the US
  • Key factors to consider if diversifying to non-US markets
  • Provincial and federal trade contacts and additional resources and guides

Read the full release and download the guide