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: Jun 1, 2017

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has issued a final rule that will amend the Beef Promotion and Research Order to increase assessment rates for imported veal and veal products based on revised determinations of live animal... Read More >

Posted: May 30, 2017

On May 24th, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced, effectively immediately, fresh cherries from Ontario, Canada, will be refused entry at all U.S. ports. APHIS is taking their action to prevent the introduction... Read More >

Posted: May 25, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the inspection facility at the Rouses Point, NY, border crossing will be operating on a limited basis from May 24th to June 10th. On-going construction activities require all commercial and oversized vehicles,... Read More >

Posted: May 25, 2017

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) began the process of reopening the third traffic lane on the Peace Bridge for the 2017 summer travel season. This re-opening follows a reduction to two traffic lanes as... Read More >

Posted: May 19, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the 2017 Calendar Year Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) limit for tuna and skipjack, in airtight containers, not in oil, eligible to be entered in Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheading 1604.14.22. The 2017 TRQ... Read More >

Posted: May 17, 2017

Due to an upcoming painting project on the Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan/Ontario) International Bridge, height and width restrictions will be imposed. From May 15th to October 31st, the maximum height allowed for vehicles crossing the bridge will be restricted to... Read More >

Posted: May 11, 2017

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced  the fees they will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing and laboratory services for agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, cotton and tobacco. The 2017 regular, overtime,... Read More >

Posted: Apr 26, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has posted an updated document providing side-by-side comparisons of current U.S. free trade agreements (FTA) and preferential trade programs. This version, dated March 29th, includes a new section for each agreement on whether or... Read More >

Posted: Apr 25, 2017

U.S. trade secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed an average 20 percent tariff would be imposed on Canadian softwood lumber which will impact $5 billion worth of softwood lumber imports from Canada. This represents 31.5 per cent of the total U.S. market.... Read More >

Posted: Apr 20, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Port of Detroit, Michigan, has distributed the following: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to invite you to our annual Carrier Meeting to discuss issues and benefits for carriers in the truck... Read More >