Trade News

Posted: Mar 24, 2020

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) March 24, 2020 – Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, there has been an increase in the importation of protective masks, hand sanitizer, and medical gowns to avoid exposure. Livingston has... Read more >

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Posted: Feb 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS #41799886 designating the Port of Ysleta, Texas, as port code 2401, effective March 16th, 2020. Adding Ysleta as a separate and distinct port of entry within CBP’s El... Read more >

Posted: Feb 27, 2020

February 27, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada recently announced the launch of public consultations on the possible modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The consultation deadline to comment and provide feedback ends on March 16, 2020. Publication and... Read more >

Posted: Feb 26, 2020

February 26, 2020 – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that China has begun to implement numerous actions to facilitate progress toward meeting its Phase One purchase commitments. The actions include: Signing a protocol... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2020

February 25, 2020 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is changing the identification number for establishments approved to export inedible animal products and by-products. Starting February 5, 2020, establishments will receive an ID number based on geographic location or address.... Read more >

Posted: Feb 24, 2020

Montreal Gateway Terminals (MGT) has announced that, effective Tuesday February 25th, 2020, a Force Majeure will be declared due to the blockades that have brought services across most of CN Rail’s network to a halt. To avoid further gridlocks resulting... Read more >

Posted: Feb 21, 2020

February 21, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a notice to industry to remind brokers and importers that the date to decommission Other Government Department (OGD) release service options (SOs) is fast approaching. The decommissioning of the release... Read more >

Posted: Feb 20, 2020

February 20, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a ninth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties being assessed on imports of Chinese origin products found on List 3. The complete Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number 6505.00.8015... Read more >

Posted: Feb 19, 2020

February 19, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced of modifications made to Section 301 duties on European Union (EU) origin products, which went into effect on October 18, 2019. The additional duty rate will increase from 10 percent... Read more >

Posted: Feb 18, 2020

February 18, 2020 – Over the two weeks, the Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Rail) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) have been experiencing considerable backlogs due to a number of rail blockades on their network. As a result, Canadian... Read more >

Posted: Feb 18, 2020

February 18, 2020 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is considering changes to how much food individuals can bring into Canada. The online consultation is focused on personal exemption limits and does not apply to commercial shipments. Specifically, the... Read more >