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: Apr 23, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will be increasing the Honey Packers and Importers Research and Promotion Order assessment fee from $0.01 per pound to $0.015 per pound on honey and honey products, over a two-year... Read more >

Posted: Apr 22, 2015

Count the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) as the latest group to encourage swift action on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

Posted: Apr 20, 2015

On Friday, April 10th, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) announced they were temporarily prohibiting the importation of poultry, commercial birds, other types of birds (research and performing), ratites,... Read more >

Posted: Apr 17, 2015

As Congress debates whether to reinstall Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), something that proponents have long advocated for because it creates jobs and has helped improve the nation's economy, a new poll suggests that Americans recognize the benefits of exporting and... Read more >

Posted: Apr 16, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted notice that effective immediately and until further notice the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) is placing temporary prohibitions on the importation... Read more >

Posted: Apr 13, 2015

U.S. import prices decreased 0.3 percent in March, according to newly released trade data from the U.S. Labor Department. That marks the eighth time in the last nine monthly reports that values on imports have diminished.

Posted: Apr 10, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advised they are accepting requests for treatment as confidential business information (CBI) of records and data pertaining to the import and/or export of hazardous waste, including cathode ray tubes (CRTs), and spent lead acid... Read more >

Posted: Apr 10, 2015

Of all the commodities that are traded among nations, oil is one of the most common and profitable. In order to extract it and refine it into various sources, though, it requires a lot of machinery that can be dangerous... Read more >

Posted: Apr 6, 2015

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) have announced additional construction details as parts of its $167 million expansion plan. The additional projects include the widening of the bridge to 4 lanes in Canada, re-decking of the span,... Read more >

Posted: Apr 6, 2015

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the nation's trade gap fell nearly 17 percent in February, totaling $35.4 billion