Trade News / Freight and transportation updates
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s enforcement date for the new in-bond process is going into effect on Monday, July 29, 2019. Download FAQ Last summer, CBP implemented several amendments to the in-bond process, effective August 6th, 2018.... Read more >
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On June 17th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) 16-000499, advising tighter enforcement of the importer security filing (ISF) requirement will begin June 30, 2016. This will end the CBP “revised enforcement strategy” in... Read more >
Earlier in June U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a pilot program allowing commercial trucks to prepay the single-crossing user fee online prior to arrival at a port of entry. The pilot will begin at the Buffalo, Detroit and El... Read more >
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified weight. The shipper is... Read more >
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it is expanding Free and Secure Trade (FAST) benefits for members of its trusted trader programs. They also announced plans to increase the number of dedicated FAST lanes to provide low-risk, pre-approved importers,... Read more >
The U.S. trucking industry is already teetering on the edge of crisis mode - if it hasn't entered it already - and infrastructure issues only exacerbate the problem.
One Pacific nation not involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership is working on a trade agreement of its own with one of the pact's member countries.