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Jan 5, 2015

CBP and USDA: import restrictions on bird and poultry product due to bird flu in British Columbia

Due to a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly known as “bird flu”, the United… Read more 

Jan 5, 2015

Free-trade agreement between Canada and South Korea goes into effect

On January 1, 2015, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) went into effect – Canada’s first free-trade agreement in the Asian-Pacific… Read more 

Jan 5, 2015

Chassis maintenance and repair a main culprit of ILWU-PMA impasse

Contract negotiations resumed Monday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after the… Read more 

Jan 2, 2015

PMA to begin calling out fewer night workers at LA-Long Beach

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association entered the weekend engaged at a standoff at… Read more 

Jan 2, 2015

2015 U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule posted

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has posted the 2015 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) to their website. This includes… Read more 

Dec 30, 2014

DHS Single Window implementation priorities for 2015

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Counselor to the Deputy Secretary Christa Brzozowski has posted an article noting DHS’… Read more 

Dec 30, 2014

USDA proposes changes to the TRQ dairy license program for imports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is proposing changes to the dairy tariff-rate quota… Read more 

Dec 30, 2014

Presidential Proclamation on AGOA, IL FTA, and HTS Changes

President Obama has issued a Proclamation affecting trade. Select countries have undergone a status change on whether they… Read more 

Dec 30, 2014

Executive order prohibiting imports and exports to Crimea region of Ukraine

President Obama has issued an Executive Order prohibiting certain transactions with the Crimea Region of the Ukraine. Prohibited… Read more 

Dec 23, 2014

Sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba relations will bring a positive atmosphere to trade, commerce

Brad Lehigh, Trade compliance analyst With President Obama’s recent announcement relating to US-Cuba diplomacy, the biggest since the… Read more