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: Feb 10, 2015

Clearing the cargo backlog at U.S. west coast ports would take two months, once a new contract with longshore workers had been reached, the Port of Oakland says in a status update as relations between employers and labour worsen. The... Read more >

Posted: Feb 9, 2015

Dozens of harbor truckers in Southern California notified the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement, as well as a number of shipping lines, that because of the severe port congestion and labor disputes on the West Coast, they will not be held... Read more >

Posted: Feb 9, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has been mandated to interface with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) using the International Trade Data System (ITDS) by November 1, 2015. To meet this goal, FWS is... Read more >

Posted: Feb 5, 2015

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) yesterday said it “extremely close” to an agreement with port employers that could end the long dispute between dockworkers and U.S. west coast port owners and that it was trying to keep them... Read more >

Posted: Feb 5, 2015

The West Coast and East Coast ports may be at the opposite ends of the country, making weather conditions decidedly different for workers and traders when goods are shipped or received. But they also contrast from a standpoint of labor... Read more >

Posted: Feb 3, 2015

For nearly 55 years, there’s been a trade embargo on any and all goods between the United States and Cuba, implemented under the administration of President John F. Kennedy. But as the two nations begin to renew foreign and diplomatic... Read more >

Posted: Feb 3, 2015

The U.S. Congress is stepping up its pressure on the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association to reach a “swift resolution” to their 9-month-old contract negotiations. Eighty-four U.S. House members have signed a letter urging the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 30, 2015

Finally something is happening. After a long stretch of negotiations between two West Coast shipping groups turned south late in 2014, worrying retailers and shippers across the country, some progress has at long last been announced.  The International Longshore and Warehouse... Read more >

Posted: Jan 29, 2015

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama hinted at the importance of ongoing global trade discussions when he requested that Congress grant him the authority to negotiate trade deals.  Through the legislative procedure, Congress outlines "trade policy priorities"... Read more >

Posted: Jan 27, 2015

Negotiators for the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have reached a tentative agreement on the chassis maintenance and repair issue that has been the major roadblock to reaching a new waterfront contract at West Coast... Read more >