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 >

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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 >

Posted: Sep 28, 2018

The White House announced that on September 24, 2018, a revised U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) was signed by President Trump and South Korean President Moon. Amendments and modifications were made to improve the existing agreement to reduce our... Read more >

Posted: Sep 28, 2018

July 30, 2018 Presidential Proclamation 9771, made certain Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) changes to Chapter 44, including those for softwood lumber, effective October 1, 2018, see HTS Comparison. Chapter 44 changes, found in Annex III to the Proclamation, bring conformity... Read more >

Posted: Sep 28, 2018

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Sugar Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for imports of raw cane sugar, refined sugar, and specialty sugar were announced on June 29, 2018, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Country specific TRQ allocations for raw... Read more >