31 03, 2024

Port of Baltimore and the Key Bridge Collapse: Impact on US Imports and Accessibility Challenges

By | 2024-03-31T13:49:30+00:00 March 31st, 2024|Imports, Logistics, Ocean Cargo, Shipping, Supply Chain, Trade, U.S. Customs|

Impact on US Imports and Accessibility Challenges The closure of the Port of Baltimore due to the Key Bridge collapse presents significant challenges for US imports, particularly those destined for the East Coast. As one of the largest ro-ro ports in the United States, Baltimore handles a substantial portion of [...]

27 03, 2024

US Customs Clearance for Automotive Parts

By | 2024-03-27T09:29:13+00:00 March 27th, 2024|Imports, Supply Chain, U.S. Customs|

Importing car parts into the USA involves several steps and adherence to regulations set by various federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Here's an overview of the process and when specific forms such as the EPA [...]

7 03, 2024

10 Expert Tips: Effective Customs Compliance & Trade Efficiency

By | 2024-03-13T13:46:37+00:00 March 7th, 2024|Forms and Documents, Imports, Logistics, Shipping, Trade, U.S. Customs|

In today’s interconnected global marketplace, businesses who need to navigate their goods through customs must be aware of ever-changing customs regulations, trade policies, and compliance requirements to optimize efficiency and mitigate risks. To help businesses thrive, we've curated 10 expert tips from seasoned trade professionals. From active engagement in industry [...]

31 01, 2024

The Lacey Act: What Importers Need to Know

By | 2024-02-01T23:00:19+00:00 January 31st, 2024|Imports, Legislation|

The original Lacey Act dates back to 1900, and its purpose is to help prevent the trade of wildlife, plants, and plant products (including timber) that has been illegally taken, held, transported, or sold. The Lacey Act and its various amendments make it unlawful to import certain products without an [...]

25 01, 2024

FDA issues import alert for misbranded products

By | 2024-02-01T17:02:04+00:00 January 25th, 2024|Imports|

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Import Alert updating its guidelines for imported food products that appear to be misbranded. The FDA can detain food imports if the packaging appears to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The [...]

20 01, 2024

Canada challenges U.S. decision to maintain softwood lumber duties

By | 2024-01-20T03:51:55+00:00 January 20th, 2024|Imports, Legislation|

Canada has filed a notice of intent to challenge the United States International Trade Commission’s (USITC’s) decision to maintain duties on Canadian softwood lumber products, under Chapter 10 of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a statement, the Canadian Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development Mary Ng [...]

15 01, 2024

Import restrictions on archaeological materials from China extend

By | 2024-01-15T00:28:00+00:00 January 15th, 2024|Imports|

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has extended import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from China for another five years until Jan. 14, 2029. The agreement has been extended several times since the U.S. and China first entered into it in 2009. The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CPIA)implements [...]

25 12, 2023

CBP introduces cargo messaging system for potential AD/CVD noncompliance issues

By | 2023-12-25T19:44:09+00:00 December 25th, 2023|Imports|

On Jan. 16, 2024, U.S. Custom Border Protection (CBP) will implement cargo messaging nationwide to communicate with the filer on entry summaries that are potentially noncompliant for antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) while the entry summaries are in trade control.  Specifically, CBP is aiming to address AD/CVD entry summaries that [...]

15 12, 2023

U.S. joins G7 partners in restricting diamond imports from Russia

By | 2023-12-15T23:25:14+00:00 December 15th, 2023|Imports|

The United States, in coordination with its G7 partners, will impose new import restrictions on Russian diamonds and diamond jewellery products. According to a joint statement issued by the G7 countries, import restrictions on non-industrial diamonds that are mined, processed, or produced in Russia will be introduced by Jan. 1, [...]

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