Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: May 17, 2019

Last week, the governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on the removal of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States, which have been in place since June 1, 2018 under Section 232... Read more >

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Posted: Jan 19, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is inviting you to take the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Trade User Satisfaction Survey for Available Capabilities through Calendar Year 2014. CBP wants your feedback on benefits and issues you are experiencing with ACE.... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

Union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will likely strike at Canada’s largest container port as soon as Feb. 1 if the provincial government doesn’t meet their demands. There was no resolution to drayage drivers’ complaints that an... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

U.S. West Coast marine terminals will suspend vessel operations on all shifts Monday so they can concentrate their resources on clearing containers from the dangerously congested facilities, the Pacific Maritime Association reported Sunday. PMA spokesman Steve Getzug said marine terminals... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to expand exemptions for certified organic products from assessment fees on imports under various commodity promotion programs administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The changes are directed by the Agricultural Act... Read more >

Posted: Jan 14, 2015

Just over 20 years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) included a stipulation allowing Mexican truckers to make deliveries in the U.S. Now, just after the two-decade anniversary for the ground-breaking legislation, that provision is set go from paper... Read more >

Posted: Jan 13, 2015

Despite the involvement of a federal mediator in contract negotiations over the past week, West Coast dockworkers are continuing their policy of work slowdowns and the withholding of skilled labor, bringing West Coast ports to the brink of “complete gridlock,”... Read more >

Posted: Jan 9, 2015

President Obama has issued an Executive Order expanding the scope of economic sanctions imposed on North Korea. New sanctions include the prohibition of financial transactions benefiting any person whose property and interests in property are blocked, and the addition of... Read more >

Posted: Jan 7, 2015

Two West Coast port groups came to an agreement to allow federal mediators to step into long-standing negotiations that have seemed increasingly without a solution.  The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) announced earlier in the week that negotiations between the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 6, 2015

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced late Monday that in response to a joint request from the ILWU and the PMA, contract negotiations between the two parties will proceed under the auspices of the FMCS “as soon as possible.”... Read more >

Posted: Jan 5, 2015

The Port of Oakland and its terminal operators are chipping away at their cargo backlog by running Saturday and Sunday gates, and the weekend gate program could remain in effect for another month. Oakland has moved more than 1,000 import... Read more >