Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Aug 16, 2019

U.S. Customs & Border protection is initiating a voluntary pilot project effective Sept. 28, 2019 that will allow shippers to submit to CBP advanced electronic data related to cargo that falls within the de minimis threshold of $800 under Section... Read more >

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Posted: Jan 5, 2015

Due to a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly known as “bird flu”, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has notified U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of immediate... Read more >

Posted: Jan 5, 2015

Contract negotiations resumed Monday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after the holiday recess, but it appears that no significant progress will be made until both parties agree to compromise on the controversial issue... Read more >

Posted: Jan 2, 2015

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association entered the weekend engaged at a standoff at Los Angeles-Long Beach as employers plan to reduce the number of longshore crews that will be assigned to work vessels on the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 2, 2015

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has posted the 2015 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) to their website. This includes a change record of new HTS which went into effect on January 1, 2015, deleted HTS that expired on December 31, 2014,... Read more >

Posted: Dec 30, 2014

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Counselor to the Deputy Secretary Christa Brzozowski has posted an article noting DHS’ priorities in implementing the Single Window [the International Trade Data System (ITDS)] by the December 2016 deadline. One of the U.S. Government’s... Read more >

Posted: Dec 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is proposing changes to the dairy tariff-rate quota (TRQ) import licensing program. If approved, this rule would amend the regulations for importing certain dairy products under low TRQ duty rates.... Read more >

Posted: Dec 30, 2014

President Obama has issued a Proclamation affecting trade. Select countries have undergone a status change on whether they will be considered designated countries eligible under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 2015. Under AGOA the following changes were... Read more >

Posted: Dec 30, 2014

President Obama has issued an Executive Order prohibiting certain transactions with the Crimea Region of the Ukraine. Prohibited are: The import into the U.S. (directly or indirectly) of any goods, services, or technology from the Crimea region of the Ukraine.... Read more >

Posted: Dec 19, 2014

As some of the Cold War restrictions placed on trade with Cuba are lifted, ports in the Southeast are already preparing for trade to open up between the U.S. and Havana.  The U.S. and Cuba announced this week that the... Read more >

Posted: Dec 17, 2014

U.S. President Obama announced he is taking steps to end the US’ outdated approach with Cuba, promoting change that is consistent with U.S. support for the Cuban people and in line with U.S. national security interests. Major elements of the... Read more >