Trade News

Posted: Jan 20, 2020

January 20, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Section 301 Duties for List 4a products will be reduced from 15 percent to 7.5 percent for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse as of February 14, 2020. Additional... Read more >

Most Recent News

Posted: Feb 5, 2015

Canadian Food Inspection Agency advises of avian influenza outbreak in the states of California, Oregon and Washington. CFIA is implementing restrictions due to the outbreak on imports for travelers and importers into Canada. Commercial imports of live poultry, birds and... Read more >

Posted: Feb 5, 2015

Effective January 30th, 2015 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded their re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices of certain copper tube originating in or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Hellenic Republic (Greece), the... Read more >

Posted: Feb 5, 2015

The West Coast and East Coast ports may be at the opposite ends of the country, making weather conditions decidedly different for workers and traders when goods are shipped or received. But they also contrast from a standpoint of labor... Read more >

Posted: Feb 3, 2015

The World Customs Organization (WCO) administers and develops the international goods nomenclature known as the Harmonized System, which enables products to be identified by the same code all over the world. Every five years the WCO HS committee issues amendments... Read more >

Posted: Feb 3, 2015

For nearly 55 years, there’s been a trade embargo on any and all goods between the United States and Cuba, implemented under the administration of President John F. Kennedy. But as the two nations begin to renew foreign and diplomatic... Read more >

Posted: Feb 3, 2015

The U.S. Congress is stepping up its pressure on the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association to reach a “swift resolution” to their 9-month-old contract negotiations. Eighty-four U.S. House members have signed a letter urging the... Read more >

Posted: Feb 2, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has released Customs D-Memorandum D10-17-1, advising of the definition and tariff classification of rough diamonds, unsorted diamonds and unworked diamonds. Rough diamonds imported or exported in Canada requires the Kimberley Process international certificate and... Read more >

Posted: Feb 2, 2015

Recently the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the implementation of a new seizure policy for undervalued shipments of commercial goods imported through the Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program. The policy effectively targets those foreign exporters who significantly undervalue... Read more >

Posted: Feb 2, 2015

On January 30, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) concluded their expiry proceedings concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine. The CITT have decided to continue its... Read more >

Posted: Feb 2, 2015

As of February 2, 2015, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) no longer requires an import permit for root crops intended for human consumption originating from areas other than the continental United States. The CFIA’s Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)... Read more >