Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Jun 29, 2018

On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency published a final rule containing proposed amendments to CBP regulations regarding the in-bond process. These amendments are going into effect soon, and they’ll have a considerable impact on the... Read more >

Most Recent News

Posted: Jul 13, 2018

On July 10th, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a statement and a notice USTR-2018-0026 proposing a third list of Section 301 duties (10%) on $200 billion of country of origin China products. This additional trade remedy action is in... Read more >

Posted: Jul 13, 2018

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) posted Revision 6 changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), which were effective July 1, 2018. This update included: Tariff modifications from the 484 F Committee, the Committee for Statistical Annotation of Tariff Schedules.... Read more >

Posted: Jul 12, 2018

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it is revoking the countervailing duty (CVD) order on supercalendered paper from Canada, effective July 5, 2018. CVD cash deposits requirements have been in place since August 3, 2015, with the preliminary determination... Read more >

Posted: Jun 29, 2018

On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency published a final rule containing proposed amendments to CBP regulations regarding the in-bond process. These amendments are going into effect soon, and they’ll have a considerable impact on the... Read more >

Posted: Jun 21, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries announced a December 31, 2018, mandatory compliance date for participating government agency (PGA) reporting under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) on imports of shrimp and abalone products. Shrimp and abalone had... Read more >

Posted: Jun 21, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program went into effect on June 12, 2018. Inbound aircraft arriving in the United States from a foreign country with commercial cargo aboard, who are required to make entry... Read more >

Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Transmission of ‘In-bond’ arrival notices will require the reporting of the Facility Information Resource Management System (FIRMS) code for the facility where the goods are arriving, effective August 6, 2018. All bonded facilities currently already have a FIRMS code, enabling... Read more >

Posted: Jun 15, 2018

On June 15, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related... Read more >

Posted: May 24, 2018

The Section 232 Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 issued to protect United States’ national security on March 8, 2018 imposed steel and aluminum duties that came into effect on March 23, 2018. An extensive list of steel and aluminum articles... Read more >

Posted: May 16, 2018

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the 2018 fees they will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing, and laboratory services for agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, cotton and tobacco. This year most... Read more >