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Posted: Aug 16, 2019

U.S. Customs & Border protection is initiating a voluntary pilot project effective Sept. 28, 2019 that will allow shippers to submit to CBP advanced electronic data related to cargo that falls within the de minimis threshold of $800 under Section... Read more >

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Posted: Feb 18, 2015

Labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have come to a grinding halt, as has shipment activity along the West Coast’s 29 ports. But the government may soon be stepping in... Read more >

Posted: Feb 17, 2015

President Obama is sending U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to meet with International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association negotiators to help them reach a contract as West Coast congestion nears a breaking point. “The negotiations... Read more >

Posted: Feb 13, 2015

After early assertions that the West Coast port dispute wouldn’t have a major impact on the flow of shipments, those promises seem to have gone by the wayside, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

When U.S. West Coast port congestion clears, there are increasing signs that shippers’ frustrations with shipment delays of weeks will spur them to permanently re-route freight through the East Coast, much like they did in 2002 following a 10-day marine... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has announced it will suspend vessel operations at West Coast port terminals for four days over President’s Day Weekend. Ships will not load or unload cargo on Thursday, February 12; Saturday, February 14; Sunday, February... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

Brad Lehigh, Trade compliance analyst In 2008, Canada issued sanctions against Zimbabwe using the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) in response to an election crisis in which the ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), was... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015

Though it doesn't have a formal free-trade relationship, the United States and China are major trading partners on the world stage. Much of what consumers use for clothing or products are manufactured in the world's most-populated country and many of... Read more >

Posted: Feb 11, 2015

On February 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a Federal Register Notice announcing that twenty (20) more tariff lines are set to become subject to enforcement of Lacey Act import... Read more >

Posted: Feb 11, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be hosting face to face sessions across Canada in the coming weeks to seek public input on Phase 2 of the Food Labelling Modernization Initiative in accordance with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency... Read more >

Posted: Feb 11, 2015

Canadian railways could soon be in for a major service disruption, as the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference has issued a strike order effective Friday, February 13 at midnight. The Teamsters delivered the strike notice to the Canadian Pacific Railway on... Read more >