Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Jan 20, 2020

January 20, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Section 301 Duties for List 4a products will be reduced from 15 percent to 7.5 percent for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse as of February 14, 2020. Additional... Read more >

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Posted: Feb 12, 2015

When U.S. West Coast port congestion clears, there are increasing signs that shippers’ frustrations with shipment delays of weeks will spur them to permanently re-route freight through the East Coast, much like they did in 2002 following a 10-day marine... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has announced it will suspend vessel operations at West Coast port terminals for four days over President’s Day Weekend. Ships will not load or unload cargo on Thursday, February 12; Saturday, February 14; Sunday, February... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

Though it doesn't have a formal free-trade relationship, the United States and China are major trading partners on the world stage. Much of what consumers use for clothing or products are manufactured in the world's most-populated country and many of... Read more >

Posted: Feb 11, 2015

On February 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a Federal Register Notice announcing that twenty (20) more tariff lines are set to become subject to enforcement of Lacey Act import... Read more >

Posted: Feb 11, 2015

One of the United States' largest and most profitable exports is citrus. But there's a disease that's threatening to wipe out the cash crop for thousands of farmers. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to prevent that... Read more >

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 >