US Import/Export Regulations

27 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department Homeland of Security has until July to meet a federal mandate requiring all U.S.-bound containers to be scanned at nearly 750 foreign ports. DHS isn’t going to make it.
16 Aug 2013
State and federal agencies are working to finalize a pilot program to bring grapes and blueberries from Peru and Uruguay into Florida’s Port Everglades and PortMiami, starting in October.
30 Jul 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as...
09 Jul 2013
Gerardo Chavez, 42, the former president of the San Diego Customs Broker Association, has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar commercial fraud scheme to evade paying duties on goods imported into the U.S.
19 Jun 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense has adopted as final, with changes, the interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement...
11 Jun 2013
Following the Canadian government’s disapproval of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling program and subsequent release of a list of products for possible retaliatory tariffs, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has slammed the labeling requirement.
10 Jun 2013
Canada’s government has condemned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Country of Origin Labeling program.
10 Jun 2013
The Express Association of America, representing DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS, has formed an export committee to manage policy issues affecting the efficiency of their supply chains that move products out of the U.S.
30 May 2013
Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered growing on a farm in Oregon, which could disrupt American exports of the grain, The New York Times reports.
24 May 2013
A Manhattan federal court has granted a preliminary injunction barring a shipping company from transporting cigarettes that do not bear New York State and New York City tax stamps.
23 May 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a final rule to change the labeling provisions for muscle cut commodities covered under the Country of Origin Labeling program.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists in Baltimore discovered a Horvathiolus superbus seed bug in a shipment of Italian ceramic tiles. A U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist confirmed that this interception was a first regional discovery of the species.
17 May 2013
Agriculture specialists with Baltimore U.S. Customs and Border Protection have intercepted a shipment of ceramic Italian tiles that was contaminated with the Horvathiolus superbus seed bug, a potential agriculture threat pest.