Import and Export Regulations


The government of the destination country may get pretty inquisitive about exactly where the fruit you’re shipping was grown, and who did the growing, and may even require — as does the United States — that the origin be reflected at any time that the fruit is offered for sale within its borders. 

News & Analysis

20 Jul 2016
A recently re-enacted law will offer some U.S. importers tariff reductions.
28 Jun 2016
Nigeria has launched technology platforms to tackle widespread corruption and inefficiencies in operations at its major ports.
30 May 2016
The First Container Terminal is Russia's first container terminal to announce a plan to provide container weighing services.
18 Mar 2016
Washington state legislators are once again pushing to reform the U.S. Harbor Maintenance Fee in an effort to secure more funding for the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, two gateways facing stiff competition from Western Canadian ports for U.S.-bound cargo.
16 Mar 2016
The Obama Administration has made it easier for container services calling the United States to add Cuba as port of call, a small step in unleashing container trade between the two countries that has been stymied by a 56-year trade embargo.
04 Mar 2016
U.S. ports are supposed to steadily gain more federal funding each year, but a strong U.S. dollar could stymie Congress’ framework for providing more money for dredging and jetty maintenance.
16 Feb 2016
China announced additional safety requirements for companies dealing with dangerous goods as it continues to highlight its resolve to overhaul safety procedures in the wake of the deadly Tianjin blasts and to punish those responsible.
27 Oct 2015
U.S. House legislators advocating the scanning all containers that come into the U.S. used a Tuesday congressional hearing on the threat of dirty bombs, or explosives using radioactive materials and conventional explosives, to reiterate their calls for the long-delayed federal mandate.