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: May 1, 2018

On April 30, 2018, the U.S. President issued Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States to update the status of country exemptions for the steel 25% and aluminum 10% tariffs. Executive Summary Canada, Mexico, and... Read more >

Posted: Apr 27, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that as of Sunday, April 22nd, it will again accept claims for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption. In addition,... Read more >

Posted: Apr 25, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued guidance on using a Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SdoC) when importing radiofrequency (RF) devices. There are two current means used to show conformity with FCC requirements: FCC Certification is required for intentional radiator containing... Read more >

Posted: Apr 8, 2018

On May 10, 2017, the Governments of Israel and the United States amended the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement (ILFTA) to eliminate the certificate of origin (CO) requirement on exports to Israel in favor of an invoice declaration. This simplification was... Read more >

Posted: Apr 5, 2018

In support of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act (TFTEA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Trade Relations (OTR), has announced the National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) will be providing the trade community with forty (40) educational webinars,... Read more >

Posted: Apr 4, 2018

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation covered in the investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden... Read more >

Posted: Apr 2, 2018

The anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) preliminary investigations of uncoated groundwood paper are among the several contentious trade issues sparking tension between the United States and Canada. While waiting for the final determinations of these investigations, the U.S. is collecting both... Read more >

Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Just prior to Section 232 coming into effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on March 23, 2018, the Proclamations requiring a 25% duty on steel articles and 10% duty on aluminum articles were amended to include additional country exemptions . The... Read more >

Posted: Mar 22, 2018

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, President Trump announced and signed a Presidential Proclamation to impose sweeping 25% Section 301 tariffs on the value of imports from China.  The products to be included are aerospace, information and communication technology, and machinery on as many as 1,300 tariff lines. The... Read more >

Posted: Mar 20, 2018

The Section 232 Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 to protect United States’ national security issued on March 8, 2018 on steel and aluminum will come into effect at 12:01am EDT on March 23, 2018. An extensive list of steel and... Read more >