Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Mar 9, 2017

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources recently announced the creation of the Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber, which will share information and analysis to understand potential impacts and assess how to address the needs of affected workers and communities. The new Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber will assess current federal and provincial programming and… Read more »

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Posted: Mar 23, 2017

The Canadian government unveiled its 2017 Federal Budget. Here are the key points as they relate to trade. Deficit – 23 Billion in 2016-17 The budgetary balance is expected to show deficits of $23.0 billion in 2016–17 and $28.5 billion in 2017–18. Over the remainder of the forecast horizon, deficits are expected to decline gradually… Read more »

Posted: Mar 9, 2017

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources recently announced the creation of the Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber, which will share information and analysis to understand potential impacts and assess how to address the needs of affected workers and communities. The new Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber will assess current federal and provincial programming and… Read more »

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

Since the new Agriculture Quarantine Inspection (AQI) treatment monitoring user fee went into effect in December 2015, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has received many questions about what the fee covers and how to pay it. APHIS recently updated its treatment monitoring user fee questions and answers…. Read more »

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

An issue that has been the subject of much conversation is the question of “bonding”. Those companies with Continuous Bonds will see their amounts increase, depending on the results of the investigations, with the Surety Companies letting us all know how much more will be required to maintain same. As for those companies who do… Read more »

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in Port Huron, MI, has issued Information Notice PH-OFO-17-03, intended to serve as a reminder to the trade community of the regulatory requirements for shipments of hazardous materials as well as to provide additional guidance and updates.  This information was originally presented in Port Huron Pipeline PH-OFO-06-018 on May… Read more »

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) in the Port of Entry at Nogales, AZ, Commercial Facility, has announced they will begin to provide Sunday service for commercial cargo, beginning February 26, 2017. The hours of operation for Sunday’s will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for both north and south bound commercial traffic.  No Sunday… Read more »

Posted: Mar 1, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Port of Entry at Derby Line (Interstate 91), Vt., continues to undergo extensive construction to replace the existing port building and surrounding infrastructure. As part of this project, commercial vehicle entrances will be modified for several months to allow construction of new passenger and commercial vehicle lanes. Beginning on… Read more »

Posted: Mar 1, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in the Port of Hidalgo-Pharr, TX, has announced, effective immediately, the FAST (Free and Secure Trade) Lane at the Pharr, TX, cargo lot is now lane #6. Previously lane #5 was used as the FAST Lane. If any further assistance or information is needed, the trade community should feel… Read more »

Posted: Mar 1, 2017

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC) has announced their 2017 Trade Efficiency Survey. The survey will close on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST. COAC is interested in your feedback regarding the import/export process. Information gathered in this survey will be used to obtain… Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

Further to what has been published in the Federal Register today, a petition prepared and presented to the United States International Trade Administration on January 26, 2017 asking for a postponement “in light of the number of programs under investigation, the number of company and government respondents, and the expected complexity of the issues”, has been… Read more »