Import and Export Regulations

Import and Export Regulations

Commentary

Use of a contract manufacturer in Thailand doesn’t ensure a U.S. importer of the correct filing of export documentation and compliance when shipping under free carrier, FCA, terms. That’s a pretty minimal term in the context of the obligations it imposes on the seller.

News & Analysis

11 Oct 2014
Chinese companies are expecting more restrictions on wastepaper imports in early 2015 following a proposal circulated in August by the Ministry of Environmental Protection that reflects a growing emphasis on environmental protection.
18 Sep 2014
A powerful U.S. resource that backers say helps many American exporters stay competitive globally will likely survive another nine months after the U.S. House of Representatives granted a funding extension for the U.S. Export-Import Bank on Wednesday. The Senate is expected to vote on a companion bill today.
02 Sep 2014
Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has banned the import of poultry meat and products into the territory from Salem County, New Jersey, following an outbreak of avian influenza in the U.S. state.
21 Aug 2014
Thousands of containers of agricultural products heading to Russia are still on the water, in limbo until shippers can find new destinations for their goods.
Weekly wrap-up for August 9, 2014
08 Aug 2014
Troubles in the Pacific Northwest dominated the news this week.
08 Aug 2014
Maersk Line, the world's largest container line, moved on Friday to cease bookings on agricultural goods that are barred from entry into Russia as of Aug. 7.
Thumbnail of interactive graphic on U.S. exports of chicken to Russia.
08 Aug 2014
Russia's one-year ban on food imports from the U.S. and other countries will hit U.S. poultry exports particularly hard, given Russian fondness for American frozen chicken.
Chickens
07 Aug 2014
Russia is banning nearly all agricultural imports from countries supporting trade sanctions on Russia.
Chickens. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
06 Aug 2014
U.S. poultry exporters are facing stricter inspections of their products by Russian authorities.
06 Aug 2014
Japan has decided not to extend punitive tariffs imposed on some products imported from the United States in retaliation for a U.S. anti-dumping trade law known as the Byrd amendment.