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: Mar 16, 2018

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has issued a Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) notice 18-000223 advising that Coniferous Shingles and Sawn Shakes “shingles and shakes” from Canada fall within the scope of anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) cases... Read more >

Posted: Mar 15, 2018

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is reminding the trade community all rough diamond shipments exported under the subheading 7102.10, 7102.21 and 7102.31 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) must be filed in the Automated Export... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed Presidential Proclamations on steel and aluminum following the recommendations presented by the Department of Commerce.  Broadly, the actions will apply import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. The legal basis... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has announced effective March 12, 2018, the Port of Ogdensburg, NY, will begin accepting, on an interim basis, commercial shipments of regulated agriculture products during the following hours: Monday: 9:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am... Read more >

Posted: Mar 5, 2018

In April 2017, the President Trump issued two executive orders directing the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to initiate reviews of U.S. imports of steel and aluminum under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, to... Read more >

Posted: Mar 2, 2018

Expiry of delayed FSVP provisions Food importers are subject to the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP), a program put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agency to ensure that food imported into the United States has been... Read more >

Posted: Feb 14, 2018

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is holding a referendum on whether to continue the Softwood Lumber Research and Promotion Program Marketing Assessment Fee, which is assessed on imports of softwood lumber of... Read more >

Posted: Feb 14, 2018

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted their requirements for importing commercial shipments of dogs into the United States. To be imported, dogs must be in good health, at least... Read more >

Posted: Feb 8, 2018

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has announced their webpage for official liquidation notices, titled “Official Notices of Extension, Suspension, and Liquidation” (C16 Bulletin), is now available. NOTE: CBP is working to resolve an issue with the site that causes... Read more >

Posted: Feb 8, 2018

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Blaine (in Washington State) has announced repairs are underway in Cargo Lane #3 at the Blaine, Pacific Highway, Port of Entry. On February 5, 2018, the Port experienced damage to... Read more >