Trade News

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: Mar 1, 2015

The international air cargo industry experienced its longest peak season in sometime during the latter half of last year, and experts are cautiously predicting another strong run for 2015. Though not everyone had a great 2014 in the airline shipping industry, overall,... Read more >

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is “evaluating” the use of port congestion-related demurrage fees by carriers and terminal operators, said FMC Chairman Mario Cordero in testimony Feb. 25. Cordero discussed the agency with the House Marine Transportation Subcommittee during a... Read more >

Posted: Feb 26, 2015

After months on end of ongoing debate about granting President Barack Obama and his administration trade promotion authority (TPA), all signs indicate that the commander in chief will be given that power in the weeks ahead, according to multiple reports.... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

On February 18th, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised that they have initiated an expiry review concerning the dumping of refined sugar originating in or exported from the United States of America, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the United... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has extended the mandatory compliance date regulating the transport of lithium batteries and cells from February 6, 2015, to August 7, 2015, for modes of transport other... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been working with Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update the export certificate that accompanies meat products exported to the U.S. under FSIS jurisdiction. What... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

Paul Diamond, Trade compliance specialist The process of determining the HS classification of goods for importing can be a subjective exercise, especially when assessing the characteristics of any given item against the provisions of the Canada Customs Tariff. When faced... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

Most West Coast ports were bustling with activity this week as marine terminals order full vessel, yard and gate work crews, and International Longshore and Warehouse Union dispatch halls are filling all of the orders. “ILWU members up and down... Read more >

Posted: Feb 23, 2015

After an embattled nine months of ongoing talks between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the two sides have finally come to an agreement, paving the way for a cessation of port slowdowns that hit... Read more >

Posted: Feb 20, 2015

The U.S. Labor Secretary on Thursday told the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association that they have until Friday to reach a contract or they’ll have to negotiate in Washington D.C. The move is the latest... Read more >