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: Aug 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a direct final rule, increasing the fee paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.  The effective date is October 16, 2018, without... Read more >

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced they are launching a self-initiated review of the eligibility of Turkey to participate in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Their review is based on concerns related to compliance with... Read more >

Posted: Aug 10, 2018

The trade dispute between the United States and China continues to develop with a number of actions taken by either party over the past month. Actions taken by the U.S. against country of origin China imports are based on Section... Read more >

Posted: Aug 2, 2018

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published an August 1, 2018, Federal Register Notice (FRN) advising the below-noted increase(s), effective October 1, 2018.  CBP will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) “user fees” by 4.886 per­cent to adjust for... Read more >

Posted: Jul 13, 2018

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) posted Revision 6 changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), which were effective July 1, 2018. This update included: Tariff modifications from the 484 F Committee, the Committee for Statistical Annotation of Tariff Schedules.... Read more >

Posted: Jul 12, 2018

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it is revoking the countervailing duty (CVD) order on supercalendered paper from Canada, effective July 5, 2018. CVD cash deposits requirements have been in place since August 3, 2015, with the preliminary determination... Read more >

Posted: Jun 29, 2018

On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency published a final rule containing proposed amendments to CBP regulations regarding the in-bond process. These amendments are going into effect soon, and they’ll have a considerable impact on the... Read more >

Posted: Jun 21, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries announced a December 31, 2018, mandatory compliance date for participating government agency (PGA) reporting under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) on imports of shrimp and abalone products. Shrimp and abalone had... Read more >

Posted: Jun 21, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program went into effect on June 12, 2018. Inbound aircraft arriving in the United States from a foreign country with commercial cargo aboard, who are required to make entry... Read more >

Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Transmission of ‘In-bond’ arrival notices will require the reporting of the Facility Information Resource Management System (FIRMS) code for the facility where the goods are arriving, effective August 6, 2018. All bonded facilities currently already have a FIRMS code, enabling... Read more >