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 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 >

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

Further to what has been published in the Federal Register today, a petition prepared and presented to the United States International Trade Administration on January 26, 2017 asking for a postponement “in light of the number of programs under investigation, the... Read More >

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a delay in the effective date for mandatory reporting in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) participating government agency (PGA) under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), and... Read More >

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

With various journals, publications, blogs and just plain “internet chatter”, there is a chance that you have now suffered from “information overload” having to do with the current Softwood Lumber investigation currently being conducted by the U.S. International Trade Commission... Read More >

Posted: Jan 19, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) participating government agencies (PGAs) will become mandatory when filing Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) cargo release on January 26, 2017.  This includes goods entered under the Toxic Substance... Read More >

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

On Friday, January 6, 2017, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of softwood lumber products from Canada that are allegedly subsidized... Read More >

Posted: Jan 9, 2017

The International Trade Administration (ITA) has published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) extended the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System until March 21, 2022. The purpose of the SIMA system, operated under its current authority since March 21, 2005,... Read More >

Posted: Dec 9, 2016

Global Affairs Canada advises of the petition filed on November 25, 2016 to the US Government by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION) on the imports of softwood lumber from Canada requesting an initiation... Read More >

Posted: Oct 28, 2016

As noted in an earlier release, a bipartisan group of senators has written a letter to President Obama, urging him to encourage Canada to forge a new softwood lumber trade deal. As expected, Canada has responded. A letter from International... Read More >