Trade News / U.S. 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 >

Most Recent News

Posted: Dec 14, 2018

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) issued its annual list of explosives determined to be within the coverage of pertinent United States Code (USC). Explosive materials include, but are not limited to: dynamite and other high explosives,... Read more >

Posted: Dec 7, 2018

On November 30, 2018, and December 1, 2018, Leader of the Group of 20 (G20) attended the 2018 G20 Summit, held in Bueno Aires, Argentina. (The G20 is a forum for international economic cooperation among its members, comprised of 19... Read more >

Posted: Dec 7, 2018

This is a reminder of our previous announcement that effective December 31, 2018, imports into the United States of shrimp and abalone will require participating government agency (PGA) reporting under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). U.S. importers of shrimp... Read more >

Posted: Nov 14, 2018

The United States of America, Mexico and Canada will sign the new trade agreement (USMCA) on Nov 30, 2018. The USMCA agreement signing is to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina as the G20 International forum is being hosted by... Read more >

Posted: Nov 13, 2018

The USMCA, the handshake deal agreed to by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to replace NAFTA,  makes a number of changes related to customs administration processes. While it’s important to understand that the USMCA is only in the very preliminary... Read more >

Posted: Nov 6, 2018

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that on November 2, 2018, President Trump provided notice to Congress and the Government of Mauritania, of his intent to terminate Mauritania’s status as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country under the African Growth and... Read more >

Posted: Nov 5, 2018

President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9813 on October 30, 2018 to modify the list of products eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and to advise that several countries should no longer be treated as beneficiary... Read more >

Posted: Oct 22, 2018

CBP issued a notice encouraging all importers, brokers, carriers and other trade community users of ACE to take the 5 – 10-minute survey to understand users’ satisfaction with and impact or ACE capabilities, as well as areas where improvement is... Read more >

Posted: Oct 4, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Alexandria Bay, NY announced their updated hours of Agriculture Inspection as of September 17, 2018 The new Agriculture inspection hours are as follows: Sunday:   7 am to 3 pm Monday:  7 am to... Read more >

Posted: Oct 1, 2018

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that on September 30, 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico have reached a modernized trade agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  It will be called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).... Read more >