Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Jun 15, 2018

On June 15, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related... Read more >

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Posted: Oct 3, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has posted to their website an order informing the trade community they have extended through December 30, 2017, the waiver of the requirement for customs brokers and self-filers to file data associated with FCC Form... Read more >

Posted: Oct 2, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000611 providing guidance for parties interested in importing goods for donating to recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. As written, customs broker handling is NOT REQUIRED for shipments imported properly under these... Read more >

Posted: Sep 27, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the Unified Cargo Processing (UCP) Pilot Program will soon be available at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility in San Diego, California. The pilot program will commence sometime in October for Free and Secure... Read more >

Posted: Sep 27, 2017

Similar to guidance issued following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000608 providing “Hurricane Maria Diversion Guidance for Ocean Carriers.” CBP recognizes the current extraordinary weather situation created by Hurricane Maria may cause... Read more >

Posted: Sep 26, 2017

President Trump issued Executive Order 13722 (E.O. 13722), effective September 21, 2017, imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea. Previously all property and interests in property of the Government of North Korea and the Workers’ Party of Korea had... Read more >

Posted: Sep 25, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000601 providing guidance for parties interested in importing goods for donating to recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. As written, customs broker handling is NOT REQUIRED for shipments imported properly under these... Read more >

Posted: Sep 25, 2017

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled three (3) webinars to assist the regulated community with reporting under the TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule, published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2017. This rule requires industry to report... Read more >

Posted: Sep 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) posted notice on applying for import licenses for the 2018 dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ), which opens on January 1, 2018. This TRQ covers all dairy products from cow’s milk, except... Read more >

Posted: Sep 20, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Sumas (Washington State) Port of Entry will undergo construction in the passenger, bus and cargo lanes September 20th through October 1st. Beginning Wednesday, September 20th,... Read more >

Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Similar to guidance issued following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000555 providing “Guidance for Exports during Hurricane Irma.” Commercial operations at a number of CBP ports in Florida, Georgia, South... Read more >