Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

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 >

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Posted: Feb 3, 2015

The U.S. Congress is stepping up its pressure on the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association to reach a “swift resolution” to their 9-month-old contract negotiations. Eighty-four U.S. House members have signed a letter urging the... Read More >

Posted: Jan 30, 2015

Finally something is happening. After a long stretch of negotiations between two West Coast shipping groups turned south late in 2014, worrying retailers and shippers across the country, some progress has at long last been announced.  The International Longshore and Warehouse... Read More >

Posted: Jan 29, 2015

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama hinted at the importance of ongoing global trade discussions when he requested that Congress grant him the authority to negotiate trade deals.  Through the legislative procedure, Congress outlines "trade policy priorities"... Read More >

Posted: Jan 27, 2015

Negotiators for the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have reached a tentative agreement on the chassis maintenance and repair issue that has been the major roadblock to reaching a new waterfront contract at West Coast... Read More >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

Effective January 26, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) requires new conditions for the importation of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) from Prince Edward Island, Canada, into the United States. The new conditions will... Read More >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

The Appellate Body Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that they will open the oral hearing of the US-COOL appellate proceedings to public observation. The oral hearing is scheduled for February 16 and 17, 2015. Due to... Read More >

Posted: Jan 21, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden each met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in order to discuss the economic relationship between the two nations, as well as how to speed up trans-Pacific trade negotiations.  The North American... Read More >

Posted: Jan 20, 2015

Despite a fall in truck fuel surcharges, shippers' preferences for intermodal service isn't likely to change.  Oil prices have tumbled recently, which has led to significant fuel savings for truckers, the Journal of Commerce explained. Despite this, intermodal trains are expected... Read More >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is inviting you to take the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Trade User Satisfaction Survey for Available Capabilities through Calendar Year 2014. CBP wants your feedback on benefits and issues you are experiencing with ACE.... Read More >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

Union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will likely strike at Canada’s largest container port as soon as Feb. 1 if the provincial government doesn’t meet their demands. There was no resolution to drayage drivers’ complaints that an... Read More >