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: Feb 14, 2018

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is holding a referendum on whether to continue the Softwood Lumber Research and Promotion Program Marketing Assessment Fee, which is assessed on imports of softwood lumber of... Read more >

Posted: Feb 14, 2018

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted their requirements for importing commercial shipments of dogs into the United States. To be imported, dogs must be in good health, at least... Read more >

Posted: Feb 8, 2018

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has announced their webpage for official liquidation notices, titled “Official Notices of Extension, Suspension, and Liquidation” (C16 Bulletin), is now available. NOTE: CBP is working to resolve an issue with the site that causes... Read more >

Posted: Feb 8, 2018

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Blaine (in Washington State) has announced repairs are underway in Cargo Lane #3 at the Blaine, Pacific Highway, Port of Entry. On February 5, 2018, the Port experienced damage to... Read more >

Posted: Jan 14, 2018

The US Department Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the 2018 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime and holiday inspection and identification, certification and... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2018

On January 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) formally announced a decision, which allows certain types of Canadian vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) as... Read more >

Posted: Jan 8, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended the enforcement date for the new ‘In-Bond’ regulation changes for six months. The new rules went into effect on November 27, 2017. Effective July 2, 2018: The paper CBP 7512 form will no... Read more >

Posted: Jan 4, 2018

On December 29th, CN issued the following advisory: CN is experiencing the prolonged effects of severe cold weather conditions in our Canadian and U.S. Midwest rail network. As part of CN’s winter preparedness and train operating plan, when cold temperatures... Read more >

Posted: Jan 3, 2018

President Trump issued proclamation 9687 on December 22, 2017 to take certain actions under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the Israel Free Trade Agreement (IL FTA), the Central American Dominican Republic Free... Read more >

Posted: Dec 22, 2017

UPDATE-December 21, 2017: The US Congress has not shown any positive signs of presenting legislation renewing the GSP program prior to the noted expiration date of December 31st. Livingston continues to monitor the situation. Affected importers should also continue to... Read more >