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 [...]

16 01, 2023

Duty free import eligibility determined for sugar products from FTA partners

By | 2023-01-16T16:19:00+00:00 January 16th, 2023|Imports, Tariffs|

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has determined the 2023 trade surpluses for sugar, syrup goods, and sugar-containing products from its Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) partner countries. The level of a country’s trade surplus in these goods in 2021 helped determine whether the USTR granted duty-free status or preferential [...]

23 12, 2022

2022 year-end review of import/export and trade compliance developments

By | 2022-12-23T16:46:35+00:00 December 23rd, 2022|Imports, Legislation, Studies and Reports, Supply Chain, Tariffs|

What were the major trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements in the U.S. and around the world? Check out the series of videos posted by global law firm Baker McKenzie. The videos were recorded across three days and feature the firm’s top international trade compliance [...]

9 12, 2022

Report urges Congress to expand the Tariff Act to help stop China’s unfair trade practices

By | 2022-12-09T14:08:45+00:00 December 9th, 2022|Imports, Legislation, Tariffs|

A new report recommends that Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act should be expanded to better address what many feel are China’s unfair trade practices when it comes to competition with domestic U.S. products. The report argues that the hefty tariffs introduced on Chinese imports under Section 301 are [...]

15 11, 2022

Fees on cotton imports set to increase on Nov. 28

By | 2022-11-15T22:45:24+00:00 November 15th, 2022|Imports|

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations, increasing the value assigned to imported cotton to calculate supplemental assessments. The assessed value of imported cotton will rise from $0.011136 per kg to $0.013215 per kg, which is an increase of an increase of $0.002079 per [...]

10 11, 2022

Section 301 China Import Tariffs – Have your say starting Nov. 15

By | 2022-11-10T01:35:34+00:00 November 10th, 2022|Imports, Tariffs|

Starting Nov. 15 you’ll have your chance to give feedback on the effectiveness of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports that were introduced by the U.S. government in 2017. The Section 301 tariffs were introduced after the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) concluded that the amount [...]

8 10, 2022

EPA announces significant new rules (SNURs) for 24 chemical substances

By | 2022-10-08T13:57:51+00:00 October 8th, 2022|Imports|

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued significant new rules (SNURs) that will affect the importing of 24 different chemical substances. Effective Nov. 28, 2022, persons who intend to import, process, or manufacture any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by [...]

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