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: Aug 28, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in Port Huron, Michigan, has announced, due to infrastructure improvements at the Port Huron, Michigan CBP Plaza, the “Wide Load Lane, 5A”, will be closed, beginning Wednesday, September 6th; reopening on Sunday, September 10th.... Read More >

Posted: Aug 9, 2017

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Sugar Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) openings for imports of raw cane sugar, refined sugar, and specialty sugar were announced on June 30, 2017, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The country specific TRQ allocations... Read More >

Posted: Aug 4, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced of an increase in the fiscal year (FY) 2017 raw cane sugar tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 244,690 metric ton raw value (MTRV) to ensure an adequate supply of raw sugar in the... Read More >

Posted: Jul 12, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the government of Mexico reached agreement on finalized amendments on the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) suspension agreements for imported sugar from Mexico. The CVD amendment modifies definitions for sugar from Mexico,... Read More >

Posted: Jun 30, 2017

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has updated their Trade Process Document providing procedures and information for importers, filers and brokers to interact and submit entry documentation to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). The Centers are now permanent... Read More >

Posted: Jun 30, 2017

On June 26, 2017, a press release issued from the Department of Commerce (DOC) brought forward what the softwood lumber industry had been awaiting, and that was the result of the Antidumping (AD) investigation.  The announcement further stated that “critical... Read More >

Posted: Jun 26, 2017

Following President Trump’s June 16th announcement on changes to U.S. policy with respect to Cuba, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has posted a new frequently asked questions (FAQs) document. OFAC will implement the... Read More >

Posted: Jun 23, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in El Paso, Texas, has issued a notice advising the trade community and brokers of a change in procedures for Hazardous Materials (HazMat) paperwork submissions to CBP-El Paso. The HazMat email box,, will... Read More >

Posted: Jun 9, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) has posted a new Web page providing guidance and resources for businesses and individuals importing wooden handicrafts from China. APHIS published a... Read More >

Posted: Jun 9, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000327, informing the trade community the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is extending through September 30, 2017, the waiver of the requirement for customs brokers and self-filers to file data associated with... Read More >