Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Sep 4, 2018

The food facility update period starts on October 1st RENEW YOUR FDA REGISTRATION TODAY. Under the Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, pack, or hold food for... Read more >

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Posted: Sep 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced they will begin notifying importers and customs brokers of errors found in Lacey Act declarations, as of October 1, 2018. Notification will be via email. Under the... Read more >

Posted: Sep 5, 2018

The International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. CVD cash deposits requirements have been in place since January 16,... Read more >

Posted: Sep 4, 2018

The food facility update period starts on October 1st RENEW YOUR FDA REGISTRATION TODAY. Under the Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, pack, or hold food for... Read more >

Posted: Sep 4, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) posted instructions on applying for annual import licenses for the 2019 dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ), which opens on January 1, 2019.  Individuals must apply between September 1, 2018 and October... Read more >

Posted: Aug 28, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS), implemented a policy change on March 1, 2018, affecting imports of thermally processed, shelf-stable pet food, chews or treats from Canada, that are of... Read more >

Posted: Aug 27, 2018

The United States and Mexico announced that they’ve reached a preliminary agreement, making key changes to parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Key updated include: Increased De Minimis Shipment Value Level Mexico will increase its de minimis... Read more >

Posted: Aug 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a direct final rule, increasing the fee paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.  The effective date is October 16, 2018, without... Read more >

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced they are launching a self-initiated review of the eligibility of Turkey to participate in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Their review is based on concerns related to compliance with... Read more >

Posted: Aug 10, 2018

The trade dispute between the United States and China continues to develop with a number of actions taken by either party over the past month. Actions taken by the U.S. against country of origin China imports are based on Section... Read more >

Posted: Aug 2, 2018

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published an August 1, 2018, Federal Register Notice (FRN) advising the below-noted increase(s), effective October 1, 2018.  CBP will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) “user fees” by 4.886 per­cent to adjust for... Read more >