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: Feb 22, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule adding frozen mango to the Mango Assessment Fee paid by importers of fresh mangoes under the Mango Promotion, Research and Information Order. ‘Frozen mangoes’ are defined as... Read more >

Posted: Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued notice. that terminates the payment of a fee paid by importers of processed raspberries products under the Raspberry Research and Promotion Order.  The effective date is February 21, 2019. The... Read more >

Posted: Feb 14, 2019

On August 14th 2018 the Court of International Trade imposed an immediate import restriction on fish and fish products of Mexican origin caught with gillnets deployed in the Northern Gulf of California to protect the critically endangered Vaquita Porpoise. The... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2019

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a rule on April 12, 2018 (effective May 14, 2018) that expanded the definition of Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer for certain types of shipments.  This change was necessary to ensure that the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 28, 2019

On Friday, January 25, 2019, President Trump announced that the U.S. Federal Government, which has been on a partial government shutdown since December 22, 2018, would reopen for 21 days.  This reopened period will allow Congress to negotiate a solution.... Read more >

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

In regards to the anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders for softwood lumber (SWL), and according to regulations, affected parties need to either opt in or opt out of filing an application for administrative review to the Department of Commerce (DOC).... Read more >

Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Section 301 additional duties currently apply to certain product of Chinese origin due to China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation, which threaten the long-term competitiveness of the U.S. Please see Customs and Border... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2019

The partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government continues with no end date established. President Trump may decide to declare a national emergency to enable funding of a wall at the southern U.S./Mexican border.  If this occurs, the shutdown could... Read more >

Posted: Jan 8, 2019

The US Department Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime and holiday inspection and identification, certification and laboratory services. The... Read more >

Posted: Jan 8, 2019

The US Department Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the Agriculture Quarantine Inspection (AQI) user fee increased as of December 28, 2018, from $142 to $190. APHIS user fees are charged to recover the costs of... Read more >