Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Oct 4, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000612 advising, effective November 1st, they will penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements, eliminating its previous policy of allowing up to five (5) violations before taking... Read more >

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018

The US Department Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the 2018 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime and holiday inspection and identification, certification and... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2018

On January 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) formally announced a decision, which allows certain types of Canadian vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) as... Read more >

Posted: Jan 8, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended the enforcement date for the new ‘In-Bond’ regulation changes for six months. The new rules went into effect on November 27, 2017. Effective July 2, 2018: The paper CBP 7512 form will no... Read more >

Posted: Jan 4, 2018

On December 29th, CN issued the following advisory: CN is experiencing the prolonged effects of severe cold weather conditions in our Canadian and U.S. Midwest rail network. As part of CN’s winter preparedness and train operating plan, when cold temperatures... Read more >

Posted: Jan 3, 2018

President Trump issued proclamation 9687 on December 22, 2017 to take certain actions under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the Israel Free Trade Agreement (IL FTA), the Central American Dominican Republic Free... Read more >

Posted: Dec 22, 2017

UPDATE-December 21, 2017: The US Congress has not shown any positive signs of presenting legislation renewing the GSP program prior to the noted expiration date of December 31st. Livingston continues to monitor the situation. Affected importers should also continue to... Read more >

Posted: Dec 18, 2017

Effective Sunday, January 7, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will adjust the hours of operation at the Lancaster and Roseau, Minnesota Ports of Entry (POE). This adjustment will allow CBP to properly align staffing with workload, maintain CBP’s... Read more >

Posted: Dec 18, 2017

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Service posted the list of U.S. Federal Holidays for the Calendar Year 2018. Date Holiday Monday, January 1 New Year’s Day Monday, January 15 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, February 19... Read more >

Posted: Dec 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is increasing their Agriculture Quarantine Inspection (AQI) user fees on December 28, 2017, from $95 to $142. This increase is a result of an October 29, 2015... Read more >

Posted: Dec 11, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a reminder to companies employing Licensed Customs Brokers, that filing of the 2018 Customs Broker Triennial Status Report for all licensed customs brokers opens December 15, 2017, and will continue through 11:59 p.m.... Read more >