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: Nov 5, 2017

The de minimis quantity exemption threshold established under the Softwood Lumber Research and Promotion Order remains at 15 million board feet (MMBF), for both importers and domestic manufacturers. A new analysis was done as the result of a Federal Court... Read more >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

On November 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada. The Commerce Department determined that exporters from Canada have... Read more >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has announced the Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge linking Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick will have an immediate down-posting (weight limit) to five (5) tons beginning on Friday, October 27th. During a recent inspection of... Read more >

Posted: Oct 26, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted yearly reports on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) seizures. Fiscal Years 2003 through 2016 are available for review. IRP seizures are used to prevent the import of products that infringe U.S. trademarks and copyrights,... Read more >

Posted: Oct 26, 2017

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced of their new Electronic Import Export License (eLicense) program used to request new import/export license or amend/renew existing ones. It may be used by importers, exporters, brokers, freight forwarders or individuals as an... Read more >

Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that electronic filing in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be required for the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) as of January 1, 2018. The SIMP covers high-risk species, including Atlantic and Pacific... Read more >

Posted: Oct 11, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that shipments of hazardous wastes exported as of December 31, 2017, will require to be electronically transmitted in the Automated Export System (AES) by an exporter or their authorized agent. AES resides in the... Read more >

Posted: Oct 6, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a final rule revising the regulations for goods shipped ‘In-Bond’, effective November 27, 2017. In-bond shipments are transported within the U.S. under bond, without entering into the commerce of the U.S. or payment... Read more >

Posted: Oct 4, 2017

Travel through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will be interrupted due to closures as the final phase of a $21.6 million renovation continues. To complete the project, the tunnel will be closed based on the following schedule: Oct. 20-30 – The tunnel... Read more >

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 >