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: 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 »

Posted: Sep 16, 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of Entry in Derby Line (Interstate 91), Vt., has stated an extensive construction project may create cross-border delays after commercial operations are reduced to one lane for several months starting Monday, September 19th. While stressing the need for commercial and passenger vehicle operators to exercise patience, CBP encourages… Read more »

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 »

Posted: Sep 7, 2016

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is inviting you to take the 2016 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Trade User Satisfaction Survey, now available for trade response. CBP strongly encourages all Importers, Exporters, Brokers, Software Developers, Carriers, and other trade community users of the ACE System to take this 5 -10 minute survey as soon as… Read more »

Posted: Sep 2, 2016

On August 31st, Hanjin Shipping Co. filed for bankruptcy protection after having failed to secure credit to address a cash shortage. Hanjin, one of the world’s largest shipping lines, stopped taking new cargo on Wednesday. This has caused a ripple of uncertainty and worry throughout the trade community, and has resulted in rate increases for… Read more »

Posted: Aug 27, 2016

The Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted an “Update on China’s Requirements for Shipments From Zika-Infected Countries” on the FAS website.  U.S. officials have received more information about how U.S. shippers can comply with China’s requirement that shipments from the nation be mosquito-free. The requirements, which have been… Read more »