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: Jun 15, 2018

On June 15, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related... Read more >

Posted: May 24, 2018

The Section 232 Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 issued to protect United States’ national security on March 8, 2018 imposed steel and aluminum duties that came into effect on March 23, 2018. An extensive list of steel and aluminum articles... Read more >

Posted: May 16, 2018

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the 2018 fees they will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing, and laboratory services for agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, cotton and tobacco. This year most... Read more >

Posted: May 10, 2018

President Trump has announced that the U.S. will cease participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and begin to re-impose U.S. nuclear-relation sanctions against Iran, following a wind down period. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) expects that all... Read more >

Posted: May 1, 2018

On April 30, 2018, the U.S. President issued Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States to update the status of country exemptions for the steel 25% and aluminum 10% tariffs. Executive Summary Canada, Mexico, and... Read more >

Posted: Apr 27, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that as of Sunday, April 22nd, it will again accept claims for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption. In addition,... Read more >

Posted: Apr 25, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued guidance on using a Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SdoC) when importing radiofrequency (RF) devices. There are two current means used to show conformity with FCC requirements: FCC Certification is required for intentional radiator containing... Read more >

Posted: Apr 8, 2018

On May 10, 2017, the Governments of Israel and the United States amended the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement (ILFTA) to eliminate the certificate of origin (CO) requirement on exports to Israel in favor of an invoice declaration. This simplification was... Read more >

Posted: Apr 5, 2018

In support of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act (TFTEA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Trade Relations (OTR), has announced the National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) will be providing the trade community with forty (40) educational webinars,... Read more >

Posted: Apr 4, 2018

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation covered in the investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden... Read more >