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: Dec 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is increasing their Agriculture Quarantine Inspection (AQI) user fees on December 28, 2017, from $95 to $142. This increase is a result of an October 29, 2015... Read more >

Posted: Dec 11, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a reminder to companies employing Licensed Customs Brokers, that filing of the 2018 Customs Broker Triennial Status Report for all licensed customs brokers opens December 15, 2017, and will continue through 11:59 p.m.... Read more >

Posted: Nov 24, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000729 noting an increase in trucks entering the United States at a land border where a transponder’s status is showing “Not Paid”, when in fact, the carrier has a valid annual... Read more >

Posted: Nov 22, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000726 advising the 2017 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Portal Customer Satisfaction Survey is now open. CBP encourages all importers, brokers, carriers and other trade community users of ACE to take the... Read more >

Posted: Nov 16, 2017

In September, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS 17-000609, advising effective November 1st they would penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements. The CBP approach was described in a Livingston Trade News – US... Read more >

Posted: Nov 16, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has published a November 1, 2017, Federal Register Notice (FRN) advising the below-noted increase(s), effective January 1, 2018. CBP will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) “user fees” by 2.677 per-cent to adjust... Read more >

Posted: Nov 8, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) stating the FCC has ended its Form 740 filing requirements for imported radiofrequency devices as of Thursday, November 2, 2017. Like during the “waiver period” in place since... Read more >

Posted: Nov 8, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of Nogales, AZ, Commercial Facility will begin winter hours of operation on Monday, October 30, 2017. Both the primary northbound truck gate and In-bond/Export booth for the 2017/2018 winter season will be open... Read more >

Posted: Nov 5, 2017

The de minimis quantity exemption threshold established under the Softwood Lumber Research and Promotion Order remains at 15 million board feet (MMBF), for both importers and domestic manufacturers. A new analysis was done as the result of a Federal Court... Read more >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

On November 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada. The Commerce Department determined that exporters from Canada have... Read more >