Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Oct 4, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000612 advising, effective November 1st, they will penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements, eliminating its previous policy of allowing up to five (5) violations before taking... Read More >

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Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that electronic filing in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be required for the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) as of January 1, 2018. The SIMP covers high-risk species, including Atlantic and Pacific... Read More >

Posted: Oct 11, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that shipments of hazardous wastes exported as of December 31, 2017, will require to be electronically transmitted in the Automated Export System (AES) by an exporter or their authorized agent. AES resides in the... Read More >

Posted: Oct 6, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a final rule revising the regulations for goods shipped ‘In-Bond’, effective November 27, 2017. In-bond shipments are transported within the U.S. under bond, without entering into the commerce of the U.S. or payment... Read More >

Posted: Oct 4, 2017

Travel through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will be interrupted due to closures as the final phase of a $21.6 million renovation continues. To complete the project, the tunnel will be closed based on the following schedule: Oct. 20-30 – The tunnel... Read More >

Posted: Oct 4, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000612 advising, effective November 1st, they will penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements, eliminating its previous policy of allowing up to five (5) violations before taking... Read More >

Posted: Oct 3, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has posted to their website an order informing the trade community they have extended through December 30, 2017, the waiver of the requirement for customs brokers and self-filers to file data associated with FCC Form... Read More >

Posted: Oct 2, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000611 providing guidance for parties interested in importing goods for donating to recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. As written, customs broker handling is NOT REQUIRED for shipments imported properly under these... Read More >

Posted: Sep 27, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the Unified Cargo Processing (UCP) Pilot Program will soon be available at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility in San Diego, California. The pilot program will commence sometime in October for Free and Secure... Read More >

Posted: Sep 27, 2017

Similar to guidance issued following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000608 providing “Hurricane Maria Diversion Guidance for Ocean Carriers.” CBP recognizes the current extraordinary weather situation created by Hurricane Maria may cause... Read More >

Posted: Sep 26, 2017

President Trump issued Executive Order 13722 (E.O. 13722), effective September 21, 2017, imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea. Previously all property and interests in property of the Government of North Korea and the Workers’ Party of Korea had... Read More >