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: Apr 2, 2018

The anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) preliminary investigations of uncoated groundwood paper are among the several contentious trade issues sparking tension between the United States and Canada. While waiting for the final determinations of these investigations, the U.S. is collecting both... Read more >

Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Just prior to Section 232 coming into effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on March 23, 2018, the Proclamations requiring a 25% duty on steel articles and 10% duty on aluminum articles were amended to include additional country exemptions . The... Read more >

Posted: Mar 22, 2018

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, President Trump announced and signed a Presidential Proclamation to impose sweeping 25% Section 301 tariffs on the value of imports from China.  The products to be included are aerospace, information and communication technology, and machinery on as many as 1,300 tariff lines. The... Read more >

Posted: Mar 20, 2018

The Section 232 Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 to protect United States’ national security issued on March 8, 2018 on steel and aluminum will come into effect at 12:01am EDT on March 23, 2018. An extensive list of steel and... Read more >

Posted: Mar 16, 2018

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has issued a Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) notice 18-000223 advising that Coniferous Shingles and Sawn Shakes “shingles and shakes” from Canada fall within the scope of anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) cases... Read more >

Posted: Mar 15, 2018

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is reminding the trade community all rough diamond shipments exported under the subheading 7102.10, 7102.21 and 7102.31 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) must be filed in the Automated Export... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed Presidential Proclamations on steel and aluminum following the recommendations presented by the Department of Commerce.  Broadly, the actions will apply import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. The legal basis... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has announced effective March 12, 2018, the Port of Ogdensburg, NY, will begin accepting, on an interim basis, commercial shipments of regulated agriculture products during the following hours: Monday: 9:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am... Read more >

Posted: Mar 5, 2018

In April 2017, the President Trump issued two executive orders directing the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to initiate reviews of U.S. imports of steel and aluminum under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, to... Read more >

Posted: Mar 2, 2018

Expiry of delayed FSVP provisions Food importers are subject to the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP), a program put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agency to ensure that food imported into the United States has been... Read more >