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: Jan 7, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted notice implementing changes to the drawback regulations adopted under a Final Rule which modernized the filing of drawback as directed by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA).  These regulations... Read more >

Posted: Dec 24, 2018

In addition to the U.S. federal holiday on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, the President has issued an Executive Order declaring Monday, December 24, 2018, as a U.S. federal holiday.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other Participating Government Agencies... Read more >

Posted: Dec 22, 2018

The U.S. Congress and the President did not reach agreement on a budget as of midnight on December 21st, therefore federal government operations are in a partial shutdown.  It is not known at this time how long the shutdown will... Read more >

Posted: Dec 20, 2018

At the Food and Drug Law Institute’s (FDLI’s) Enforcement Litigation and Compliance Conference, held in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2018, it was noted that food importers should expect stepped up enforcement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s)... Read more >

Posted: Dec 20, 2018

UPDATE March 28th, 2019 Based on EPA’s advice, on March 26, 2019 CBP updated the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) with a list of HTS numbers that may require TSCA Title VI requirements, which became effective on March 22, 2019. Importers... Read more >

Posted: Dec 19, 2018

What would be a fitting end to 2018, the year of unprecedented trade turmoil?  How about a U.S. government shutdown?  Well, NOT REALLY! – but it looks it may happen. President Trump is poised to raise the ante against Congressional... Read more >

Posted: Dec 18, 2018

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Service posted the list of U.S. Federal Holidays for the Calendar Year 2019. Date Holiday Tuesday, January 1 New Year’s Day Monday, January 21 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, February 18... Read more >

Posted: Dec 14, 2018

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) issued its annual list of explosives determined to be within the coverage of pertinent United States Code (USC). Explosive materials include, but are not limited to: dynamite and other high explosives,... Read more >

Posted: Dec 7, 2018

On November 30, 2018, and December 1, 2018, Leader of the Group of 20 (G20) attended the 2018 G20 Summit, held in Bueno Aires, Argentina. (The G20 is a forum for international economic cooperation among its members, comprised of 19... Read more >

Posted: Dec 7, 2018

This is a reminder of our previous announcement that effective December 31, 2018, imports into the United States of shrimp and abalone will require participating government agency (PGA) reporting under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). U.S. importers of shrimp... Read more >