EU and Canada FlagsEU Signs Customs Agreement with Canada – The European Union (EU) has signed an agreement with Canada to help improve the security of their supply chains. The agreement builds on an existing customs cooperation agreement and will allow closer cooperation between the two parties.

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Brazil Dockworkers Plan General Strike – Brazilian dockworkers are planning a 24-hour nationwide strike on Tuesday, March 19th. Workers are upset over the government’s plan to privatize hundreds of port terminals.

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Ennore Port to Build Three New Terminals – India’s Ennore Port, about 24km north of Chennai, has modified its original plan to build one new terminal into a plan to build three new terminals. The project was split up to promote competition amongst different operators within the port.

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US Revisits Trade Talks with Taiwan – The United States has resumed trade talks with Taiwan after a six year ban on US beef imports was removed. Negotiations on a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement have been dormant since 2007.

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