Trade News / Freight and transportation updates

Posted: Sep 8, 2016

China has decided vessels originating from the United States, other than from the state of Florida, do not require a disinfection certification.  The Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted a September 2nd “Update” on the FAS website. The update states this is not official USDA guidance regarding compliance… Read more »

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017

The CBSA recently announced two enhancements to its Free and Secure Trade (FAST) benefit for members of the Agency’s Trusted Trader programs: Customs Self Assessment (CSA) and Partners in Protection (PIP). As of February 28, 2017 a new FAST lane and inspection booth has opened at the Fort Erie port of entry to offer priority… Read more »

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in Port Huron, MI, has issued Information Notice PH-OFO-17-03, intended to serve as a reminder to the trade community of the regulatory requirements for shipments of hazardous materials as well as to provide additional guidance and updates.  This information was originally presented in Port Huron Pipeline PH-OFO-06-018 on May… Read more »

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) in the Port of Entry at Nogales, AZ, Commercial Facility, has announced they will begin to provide Sunday service for commercial cargo, beginning February 26, 2017. The hours of operation for Sunday’s will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for both north and south bound commercial traffic.  No Sunday… Read more »

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

In Canada, the shipping and importing of lithium batteries are subject to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act, 1992 and its Regulations. When you ship or import lithium batteries, including those contained in or packed with devices and equipment, you must meet shipping requirements and declare package contents to postal carriers, couriers or transport… Read more »

Posted: Mar 1, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Port of Entry at Derby Line (Interstate 91), Vt., continues to undergo extensive construction to replace the existing port building and surrounding infrastructure. As part of this project, commercial vehicle entrances will be modified for several months to allow construction of new passenger and commercial vehicle lanes. Beginning on… Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

Freight forwarders are advised that as of January 11, 2017, those deemed to be non-compliant with eManifest requirements may be issued zero-rated penalties (non-monetary) under the CBSA’s Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS). Come July 12, 2017, freight forwarders found non-complaint with the eManifest requirements may be issued monetary AMPS penalties. CBSA issued Customs Notice CN 16-17… Read more »

Posted: Nov 2, 2016

Publication of Customs Notice 16-20 provides information for freight forwarders, warehouse operators and terminal operators regarding the deconsolidation notice and the process by which warehouse operators may release goods from the warehouse to the freight forwarder. On June 29th, 2016, the ability to receive the deconsolidation notice was made available to clients by the Canada… Read more »

Posted: Oct 19, 2016

Transport Canada advises that regulatory changes to the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations 2012 will be effective 17 October 2016. These changes include enhancements to the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program including two new participant categories for shippers (Known or Account Consignor) and new requirements for cargo moving on passenger aircrafts. Under the Air Cargo Security Program, existing Registered… Read more »

Posted: Oct 7, 2016

On May 6, 2015, regulatory amendments supporting ACI/eManifest requirements were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. Carriers in all modes of transportation are now required to transmit cargo and conveyance data electronically to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) prior to arrival. These regulations provide the CBSA with the authority to issue penalties for… Read more »

Posted: Sep 23, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Memorandum D3-3-1 outlines and explains the requirements and administrative policies regarding the transmission of pre-load and/or pre-arrival house bill data, the house bill close data and supplementary data to the CBSA for goods being imported to, or transiting through Canada. It also outlines and explains the CBSA’s requirements and administrative… Read more »