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US Trade: A Practical Guide for Atlantic Firms

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

In September 2018 APEC released a new guide, Navigating US Trade Uncertainty: A Practical Guide for Atlantic Firms. The guide is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises in Atlantic Canada navigate potential challenges they may face in selling to US clients, and prepare for different potential outcomes from the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Now that the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is set to replace NAFTA once it is ratified (the earliest possible date is January 2019), APEC’s guide continues to provide advice and resources on several tariff and non-tariff issues, including:

  • When and how to apply for preferential 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

Download the guide