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NORTH AMERICA: "Exporting to Canada - Where do we begin?" presentation

NORTH AMERICA: "Exporting to Canada - Where do we begin?" presentation. 16-slide presentation by Catherine Walsh, partner, Woods, LaFortune LLP.

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June,  2006

The industry isn't going south, it's just moved there
In search of cheaper labor, auto manufacturers have helped the South rise again.The domestic automobile industry seems to have gone to hell in a handbasket. The appearance is framed by bankruptcies in the automotiv (...)
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Structural Costs Are Taxing, but U.S. Manufacturers Can Fight Back
Deloitte Tax LLP Partner John Womack, national manufacturing industry leader for tax, discusses the structural cost issues that affect U.S.-based manufacturers’ ability to compete in the global marketplace, and how certain tax strategies may be (...)
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USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2007 (FY 2007). The "final receipt date&q (...)
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Relocating to the United States? Get Ready to Rebuild Your Credit
Foreign nationals have a wealth of challenges awaiting them as they enter the United States for employment. From visa issues to cultural acclimation, the relocation process is rarely a smooth one. Bienkowski outlines the importance of credit for t (...)
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Canadian Economy Was Stronger Than Expected in the First Quarter
The Canadian economy grew at an annualized pace of 3.8% in the first quarter of 2006; the annual rate for real economic growth during 2005 was confirmed at 2.9%.This morning’s release of the National Accounts reported that the Canadian ec (...)
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Dollar parity possible – but then what?
Many have begun to contemplate the possibility that the Canadian dollar might reach parity with the U.S. dollar. Since the vast majority of export sales are conducted in U.S. dollars, a 10% rise in the Canadian dollar would clip C$3-4 billion per (...)
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England Looks to the United States for Robots Leadership
As non-automotive manufacturers in the United States continue to explore the possibility of implementing robots in their production processes, business leaders in England are pointing to U.S. practices as a model for their own.According to (...)
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Human Resources & SOX: An Update
The large corporate collapses and financial scandals of 2002, and the need to restore confidence in corporate America that grew out of the scandals, led to the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in early 2002. The act's mandate is clear: &quo (...)
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Some seeking more visas for skilled foreign workers
While Congress examines tougher immigration law and border security, technology companies want the government to let more educated and highly skilled workers come here.The government's restrictive H-1B policy has led to a brain drain in the (...)
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Wake-Up Call: America’s Losing Its Intellectual Capital
David Heenan, author of a new book on talent leaving the United States, says that there is an exodus of America’s best and brightest.”America is on the brink of a brain drain.The land to which people immigrated for its educationa (...)
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Executive recruitment: hiring a star CEO can be a bad move
Is management talent portable, ask Boris Groysberg, Andrew N. McLean and Nitin Nohria in the Harvard Business Review? According to a study of 20 former executives at General Electric (GE), the U.S. hothouse for top leaders, who were ap (...)
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U.S. Machine Tool Orders Rise 22% In First Quarter
Gross new orders of metal-cutting and metal-forming machine tools for U.S. consumption totaled $849.09 million in the first quarter of this year, up 22.2% from new orders of $692.41 million during the first three months of 2005, according to stati (...)
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Supply Chain Outsourcing: More Choices, Tougher Decisions
Increasingly, organizations are outsourcing part, or even all, of their supply chains. Most often, they're looking to reduce operating costs and more effectively deploy working capital. But in a recent survey, Accenture found that 86 percent of de (...)
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Midwest-based CEOs remain cautious on China strategies
Forget about rolling back the clock on the rise of low-cost manufacturing in China and other regions, concurred a panel of CEOs of Midwest-based manufacturers in early May. Globalization, say panel members, is here to stay, as reflected in their o (...)
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