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: Mar 31, 2017

On July 28, 2015, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published Federal Register Notice (FRN) 80 FR 44986 announcing the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), effective July 29, 2015 through December 31, 2017. Since December of 2010,... Read More >

Posted: Mar 23, 2017

The Canadian government unveiled its 2017 Federal Budget. Here are the key points as they relate to trade. Deficit – 23 Billion in 2016-17 The budgetary balance is expected to show deficits of $23.0 billion in 2016–17 and $28.5 billion... Read More >

Posted: Mar 9, 2017

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources recently announced the creation of the Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber, which will share information and analysis to understand potential impacts and assess how to address the needs of affected workers and communities. The... Read More >

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

Since the new Agriculture Quarantine Inspection (AQI) treatment monitoring user fee went into effect in December 2015, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has received many questions about what the fee covers and... Read More >

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

An issue that has been the subject of much conversation is the question of “bonding”. Those companies with Continuous Bonds will see their amounts increase, depending on the results of the investigations, with the Surety Companies letting us all know... Read More >

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in Port Huron, MI, has issued Information Notice PH-OFO-17-03, intended to serve as a reminder to the trade community of the regulatory requirements for shipments of hazardous materials as well as to provide additional... Read More >

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) in the Port of Entry at Nogales, AZ, Commercial Facility, has announced they will begin to provide Sunday service for commercial cargo, beginning February 26, 2017. The hours of operation for Sunday’s will be... Read More >

Posted: Mar 1, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Port of Entry at Derby Line (Interstate 91), Vt., continues to undergo extensive construction to replace the existing port building and surrounding infrastructure. As part of this project, commercial vehicle entrances will be modified... Read More >

Posted: Mar 1, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in the Port of Hidalgo-Pharr, TX, has announced, effective immediately, the FAST (Free and Secure Trade) Lane at the Pharr, TX, cargo lot is now lane #6. Previously lane #5 was used as the... Read More >

Posted: Mar 1, 2017

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC) has announced their 2017 Trade Efficiency Survey. The survey will close on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST. COAC is interested in your... Read More >