31 05, 2023

Importing shrimp: Eligible countries and guidelines

By | 2023-05-31T12:42:32+00:00 May 31st, 2023|Imports|

The State Department has published a list of certified nations and fisheries that wild-caught shrimp are allowed to be imported from. For all other nations and fishers not on the list, only shrimp harvested from aquaculture (farmed) are eligible to enter the United States. The complete list of certified nations, [...]

23 04, 2023

A customs broker’s guide to cyber security

By | 2023-04-23T20:17:16+00:00 April 23rd, 2023|Imports|

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has just released a framework for how customs brokers can prepare for and respond to a worst-case scenario: a cyber attack on your data system. The guide (PDF version here) recommends the following tips: Prevention and Protection Have a written cybersecurity policy and/or set [...]

11 03, 2023

USDA introduces new import classifications for bovine animals from Mexico

By | 2023-03-11T19:33:13+00:00 March 11th, 2023|Imports|

The Department of Agricultura’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has classified eight regions in Mexico for bovine tuberculosis using its classification system, which ranges from Level I to Level V. Level I regions have the lowest prevalence of the disease, and animals from this region can be imported [...]

28 02, 2023

President Biden imposes 200% aluminum tariff on Russia

By | 2023-02-28T23:57:40+00:00 February 28th, 2023|Imports, Tariffs|

In response to what he called Russia’s “unjustified” war against Ukraine, and the negative effects the war is having on global energy prices and the United States aluminum industry, President Joe Biden has imposed a 200% tariff on Russian aluminum products. According to a statement released by the White House, [...]

20 02, 2023

CBP updates Section 232 guidelines for aluminum and steel importers

By | 2023-02-20T18:13:08+00:00 February 20th, 2023|Imports, Tariffs|

Importers of steel and aluminum products are no longer required to provide certain information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by email in order to activate approved Section 323 exclusions in Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). According to a message issued on Feb. 7, the CBP stated that it is [...]

31 01, 2023

USDA strengthens the oversight and enforcement of organic products

By | 2023-01-31T01:17:10+00:00 January 31st, 2023|Imports, Legislation|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule aimed at strengthening the oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic products. The Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule is the biggest update to the organic regulations since the original Act in 1990, according to USDA [...]

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