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: Sep 27, 2017

Similar to guidance issued following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000608 providing “Hurricane Maria Diversion Guidance for Ocean Carriers.” CBP recognizes the current extraordinary weather situation created by Hurricane Maria may cause... Read More >

Posted: Sep 26, 2017

President Trump issued Executive Order 13722 (E.O. 13722), effective September 21, 2017, imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea. Previously all property and interests in property of the Government of North Korea and the Workers’ Party of Korea had... Read More >

Posted: Sep 25, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000601 providing guidance for parties interested in importing goods for donating to recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. As written, customs broker handling is NOT REQUIRED for shipments imported properly under these... Read More >

Posted: Sep 25, 2017

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled three (3) webinars to assist the regulated community with reporting under the TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule, published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2017. This rule requires industry to report... Read More >

Posted: Sep 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) posted notice on applying for import licenses for the 2018 dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ), which opens on January 1, 2018. This TRQ covers all dairy products from cow’s milk, except... Read More >

Posted: Sep 20, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Sumas (Washington State) Port of Entry will undergo construction in the passenger, bus and cargo lanes September 20th through October 1st. Beginning Wednesday, September 20th,... Read More >

Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Similar to guidance issued following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000555 providing “Guidance for Exports during Hurricane Irma.” Commercial operations at a number of CBP ports in Florida, Georgia, South... Read More >

Posted: Sep 8, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a direct final rule which increases the supplemental assessment value used to calculate cotton fee paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.... Read More >

Posted: Sep 7, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000531 providing guidance for parties interested in donating to recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. As written, customs broker handling is NOT REQUIRED for shipments imported properly under these guidelines. Rather, those... Read More >

Posted: Aug 31, 2017

Global Affairs has published an update on 27 August 2017 on recent development on the softwood lumber dispute whereby during the gap period no countervailing duties will be collected. The United States Customs and Border Protection has been collecting cash... Read More >