US Import/Export Regulations

19 May 2022
China continues to hold the largest share of US imports despite years of retaliatory tariffs and the ongoing efforts of US importers to diversify their sourcing to countries such as Vietnam, India, and Brazil.
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service finalizes regulations for mad cow disease.
04 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has finalized regulations for imports of bovine spongiform encephalopathy...
Trial picture of fraudulently imported blue jeans.
30 Oct 2013
Los Angeles-based businessman Sunil Jiwat Mirwani has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for evading customs duties on more than $30 million in Chinese-made apparel...
Thumbnail of Securing Cargo infographic
22 Oct 2013
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report, “DHS Could Improve Cargo Security by Periodically Assessing Risks From Foreign Ports,” recommending...
15 Oct 2013
One of the consequences of the prolonged U.S. government shutdown is the suspension of federal transportation and trade data releases.
Poultry processing
03 Sep 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has reaffirmed the equivalence of the food safety inspection system for processed poultry in China...
20 Aug 2013
The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that the U.S. oil country tubular goods industry is “materially injured” by imports of OCTG products from nine nations that are sold at “less than fair value.”
19 Aug 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has expanded the amount of chicken products being recalled by the Chilean Ministry of Health.
Blueberries
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.
05 Apr 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn approval of the import and sale of up to 74,000 gas-powered on- and off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles from China on the grounds that it may have received...
04 Apr 2013
Demetrios Marantis, acting U.S. trade representative, has sent three reports to President Obama and Congress detailing noteworthy accomplishments that the current administration has achieved in reducing or removing foreign government barriers to U.S. exports.
29 Mar 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will amend its regulations governing the importation of animals and animal products, effective April 15.
22 Mar 2013
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., has introduced the Customs Training Enhancement Bill, which is intended to facilitate the sharing of information between the private sector and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow the U.S. government to better identify foreign companies that illegally avoid customs duties.
22 Mar 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun requiring all exporters of U.S. pork to report weekly export sales to the agency’s Foreign Agricultural Service.
12 Mar 2013
The U.S. Trade Representative has modified the designation of Al Minya, Alexandria, Beni Suief, Central Delta, Greater Cairo and Suez Canal zones in Egypt under the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act to allow all facilities in...
01 Mar 2013
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced its preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination in the investigation of imports of hardwood and decorative plywood from China.
01 Mar 2013
Few disagree that a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States would be an economic b
15 Feb 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has proposed to update and streamline its regulations involving the importation of plants for planting.
Dead Khapra beetles.
15 Feb 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations agricultural specialists at the Port of Baltimore discovered on Feb. 7 that a shipment of celery seed from India was infested with...
14 Feb 2013
UK freight forwarders expressed concern they have been overlooked in
13 Feb 2013
The retail and manufacturing industries have remarked on President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, commending his focus on job creation, while also offering a few suggestions.
12 Feb 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission investigators have seized multiple shipments of nearly 30,000 toys imported into the Port of San Juan...
11 Feb 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the European Union recently implemented a mutual recognition decision between...
11 Feb 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is seeking comments on the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Program.
08 Feb 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized imports of fresh litchi, longan and rambutan fruit, as well as bananas, from the Philippines into the U.S.
05 Feb 2013
The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Mexican tomato industry have initialed a proposed agreement suspending the anti-dumping duty investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, which is now open for comment.