Trade News / International 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: 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 >

Posted: Aug 27, 2018

The United States and Mexico announced that they’ve reached a preliminary agreement, making key changes to parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Key updated include: Increased De Minimis Shipment Value Level Mexico will increase its de minimis... Read more >

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 >

Posted: May 10, 2018

President Trump has announced that the U.S. will cease participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and begin to re-impose U.S. nuclear-relation sanctions against Iran, following a wind down period. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) expects that all... Read more >

Posted: May 1, 2018

On April 30, 2018, the U.S. President issued Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States to update the status of country exemptions for the steel 25% and aluminum 10% tariffs. Executive Summary Canada, Mexico, and... Read more >

Posted: Apr 30, 2018

On January 23, 2018, Canada and ten other countries agreed on the core elements of a new agreement and concluded negotiations for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The CPTPP... Read more >

Posted: Apr 4, 2018

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation covered in the investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden... Read more >

Posted: Nov 27, 2017

By Philip Sutter: Director, Strategic Analysis A free trade agreement that economically unites countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean has been a long sought goal of free-traders. The withdrawal of the US from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in February... Read more >

Posted: May 10, 2016

Japan and the European Union (EU) are getting closer to a free trade agreement. For Britons and the U.K. government, this development is another factor to consider in the looming "Brexit" decision.

Posted: Apr 27, 2016

President Barack Obama's decision to wade into the debate over whether the U.K. should remain in the European Union touched a nerve with pro-"Brexit" London mayor Boris Johnson. However, the U.S. president's remarks on a post-EU trade deal between his... Read more >