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: Sep 21, 2018

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) of 2018 was signed into law on September 13, 2018.  It temporarily reduces or suspends duty rates for imports of certain products approved by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Approved products are eligible for... Read more >

Posted: Sep 20, 2018

For international traders and especially those involved with U.S. import transactions, 2018 has featured uncertainty, complexity, and significant duty exposure.  Almost every month, there has been a new, changed, or announced trade remedy action (see chart below). An area of... Read more >

Posted: Sep 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced they will begin notifying importers and customs brokers of errors found in Lacey Act declarations, as of October 1, 2018. Notification will be via email. Under the... Read more >

Posted: Sep 5, 2018

The International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. CVD cash deposits requirements have been in place since January 16,... Read more >

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 >

Posted: Sep 4, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) posted instructions on applying for annual import licenses for the 2019 dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ), which opens on January 1, 2019.  Individuals must apply between September 1, 2018 and October... Read more >

Posted: Aug 28, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS), implemented a policy change on March 1, 2018, affecting imports of thermally processed, shelf-stable pet food, chews or treats from Canada, that are of... Read more >

Posted: Aug 27, 2018

The United States and Mexico announced that they’ve reached a preliminary agreement, making key changes to parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Key updated include: Increased De Minimis Shipment Value Level Mexico will increase its de minimis... Read more >

Posted: Aug 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a direct final rule, increasing the fee paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.  The effective date is October 16, 2018, without... Read more >

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced they are launching a self-initiated review of the eligibility of Turkey to participate in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Their review is based on concerns related to compliance with... Read more >