Autonomous ships
Jul 27 2017

The world's first semi-autonomous cargo ship could begin operating in the second half of 2018 and become fully autonomous by 2020, according to The Wall Street Journal. The ship was built by Yara International and Kongsberg Gruppen, two Norwegian firms, and is equipped with sensors, cameras, radar, and a global positioning system (GPS) that give it the ability to navigate through the seas and d...
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CETA Update
Jul 25 2017

CSCB CETA Update   The CSCB has contacted CBSA to ask when a D memorandum on CETA will be available. They have responded with the following:   CBSA D-Memoranda, related to Free Trade Agreements (FTA), is a reflection of regulations, made under the Customs Act, that have been approved by the Governor in Council and published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.  CBSA regulations...
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Canada, EU to provisionally apply CETA in September
Jul 08 2017

New date set after parties not ready for provisional application of trade agreement on Canada Day   Canada and the European Union have finally agreed on a date for provisional application of the oft-delayed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.   To read the full article, click here
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EU-CETA agreement on verge of COLLAPSE: Spanish party in major U-turn shock
Jun 23 2017

By KATIE MANSFIELD AND MARIA ORTEGA PUBLISHED: 14:57, Fri, Jun 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 15:08, Fri, Jun 23, 2017   THE European Union’s controversial trade deal with Canada is once again in doubt as a Spanish party votes against the agreement. Earlier this month Spain  was gripped by protests over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and opposition continue...
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Dockworkers at All Europe's Ports Ready for Action to Support Spanish Strikers
Jun 21 2017

A two-hour, Europe-wide port stoppage has been called for next week as the International Dockworkers' Council supports striking Spanish colleagues. Ports will be affected between 10 am and 12 noon on Thursday, June 29.   "This stoppage has been called for two main reasons: to support the struggle of Spanish dockworkers in their conflict with that nation's government; and to fig...
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