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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: Feb 23, 2015

After an embattled nine months of ongoing talks between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the two sides have finally come to an agreement, paving the way for a cessation of port slowdowns that hit... Read more >

Posted: Feb 20, 2015

The U.S. Labor Secretary on Thursday told the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association that they have until Friday to reach a contract or they’ll have to negotiate in Washington D.C. The move is the latest... Read more >

Posted: Feb 18, 2015

With at least 50 container ships anchored off the West Coast on Tuesday, the eyes of the international trade community were focused on San Francisco to learn if U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez could break the impasse in... Read more >

Posted: Feb 18, 2015

Labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have come to a grinding halt, as has shipment activity along the West Coast’s 29 ports. But the government may soon be stepping in... Read more >

Posted: Feb 17, 2015

President Obama is sending U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to meet with International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association negotiators to help them reach a contract as West Coast congestion nears a breaking point. “The negotiations... Read more >

Posted: Feb 13, 2015

After early assertions that the West Coast port dispute wouldn’t have a major impact on the flow of shipments, those promises seem to have gone by the wayside, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

When U.S. West Coast port congestion clears, there are increasing signs that shippers’ frustrations with shipment delays of weeks will spur them to permanently re-route freight through the East Coast, much like they did in 2002 following a 10-day marine... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has announced it will suspend vessel operations at West Coast port terminals for four days over President’s Day Weekend. Ships will not load or unload cargo on Thursday, February 12; Saturday, February 14; Sunday, February... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

Though it doesn't have a formal free-trade relationship, the United States and China are major trading partners on the world stage. Much of what consumers use for clothing or products are manufactured in the world's most-populated country and many of... Read more >

Posted: Feb 11, 2015

On February 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a Federal Register Notice announcing that twenty (20) more tariff lines are set to become subject to enforcement of Lacey Act import... Read more >