Trade News

Posted: Feb 16, 2018

This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on February 14, 2018 By Cora Di Pietro, Vice President, Global Trade Consulting, Livingston International By now, most of the world is well aware the U.S. Administration and President Donald... Read more >

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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 22, 2017

Starting April 18, 2018, you can no longer bring unregistered pesticides into Canada if they are not equivalent to those already registered in Canada for personal use in or around your home (i.e., Domestic Class products). An equivalent pesticide is... Read more >

Posted: Nov 20, 2017

On November 16, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it had made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain PET resin originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of... Read more >

Posted: Nov 20, 2017

The Department of Finance Canada has published for consultation a proposed excise duty framework for cannabis products. The proposed level of taxation is intended to keep prices low to eliminate the black market. The proposed duty would apply to all... Read more >

Posted: Nov 16, 2017

The Regulations Amending the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations and Making a Consequential Amendment to Another Regulation was recently published in Oct 2017 in Part II of the Canada Gazette. The new updated regulations will affect manufacturers, distributors, and... 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 16, 2017

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently issued Customs Notice CN17-34 to advise exporters of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program changes and that CBSA is developing a new system to replace CAED by January 2020. The 2018 version of... Read more >

Posted: Nov 9, 2017

Effective November 2, 2017, provisional duties are no longer payable on certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand. On November 3, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) published it’s finding that the... 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 >