In an April 26 call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. President Donald Trump agreed not to terminate NATA at this time, with the three leaders agreeing to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the NAFTA deal to the benefit of… Read more : U.S. Pursuing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Renegotiation
Operations at Shanghai’s Yangshan terminals are expected to be back to normal by mid-May after a month of delays caused by congestion and a number of other factors. Vessel departures have been delayed for about two days on average. Additionally, there was a container shortage and terminals have been changing container free time causing confusion… Read more : Conditions in Shanghai
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed an arrangement with the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. For FSVP (Food Safety Verification Programs) purposes, the agreement means importers of food from Australia that are covered under the agreement are exempt from most… Read more : FDA Recognizes Australia as Having a Comparable Food Safety System to the U.S.
Legislation that would allow higher truck weight limits in Texas for certain commodities, including synthetic resin, is close to becoming a reality. The law would enable companies to purchase a $5,000 annual permit allowing heavier container loads within 30 miles of a port or international bridge. The permits would bring the weight limit to 93,000… Read more : Texas Weight Limits
Memorandum D10-14-69 Administrative Policy was issued by Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) which outlines and explains the interpretation of the term “for processing” as it appears in Chapters 1 to 21 and tariff item 9907.0000 in the Canadian Customs Tariff Schedule. The memorandum replaces D10-14-2, Administrative Policy – Tariff Interpretation of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables… Read more : Administrative Policy – Interpretation of the Term “For Processing”, Chapters 1 to 21, and 9907.0000
U.S. Customs recently has posted an updated side-by-side comparison of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and selected preferential trade legislation programs that take into account the tariff shift rules updated to the 2017 U.S. Tariff Schedule. The updated document: https://www.cbp.gov/document/forms/side-side-comparison-free-trade-agreements-and-selected-preferential-trade
On April 24, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of softwood lumber from Canada. The April 24 Press Release / Fact Sheet is available at: http://www.trade.gov/press/press-releases/