US Trade Compliance

14 Jul 2022
A range of US importers are at risk of violating new regulations over the involvement of forced labor in the goods they import, leading Maersk and technology vendor Altana AI to partner in a program to help shippers identify that risk.
06 Jun 2022
The Federal Maritime Commission hopes to increase its team to 160 full-time staff to boost enforcement capabilities and deepen its monitoring of shipping alliances.
16 Sep 2021
A huge funding round for Utah-based digital customs technology provider Zonos shows that online cross-borders sellers new to international trade struggle to accurately calculate the cost of duties.
28 Dec 2020
The as-yet-unfulfilled promise of expedited cargo clearance for shippers under US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trade facilitation programs may soon come at a cost of compulsory self-regulation
27 Dec 2019
Customs officials and brokers in the United States are both being challenged by constantly changing tariff levels and a continued influx of smaller e-commerce parcels.
26 Sep 2019
E-commerce giant Amazon has purchased Los Angeles-based startup INLT, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) global trade management (GTM) provider for US importers.
18 Oct 2016
Ashley Furniture asked the court to allow an “administrative freeze” on payments owed to Hanjin for services that were only partially provided as a result of the carrier’s failure to fulfill contractual obligations.
It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.
24 Aug 2016
Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.
Mariel Cuba port trade embargo transshipment
18 May 2016
Cuba’s Mariel container terminal has already planned its transformation into a major transshipment hub after the U.S. trade embargo ends, according to TC Mariel General Director Charles Baker.
12 May 2016
Five non-vessel-operating common carriers and forwarders have paid the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to settle allegations they misrepresented cargo to carriers.
23 Oct 2015
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission voted 4-1 to change licensing and financial responsibility requirements for ocean transportation intermediaries, despite objections from one commission member.
19 Oct 2015
Customs and Border Protection directors Friday urged West Coast brokers and forwarders that haven’t done so to begin filing trade documentation through the evolving “single window” initiative that CBP and several participating government agencies have established, even though mandatory electronic filing is still more than four months away.
11 Mar 2015
Global trade management company Amber Road adds new sourcing and manufacturing capabilities by acquiring Hong Kong-based ecVision.
03 Sep 2014
In a deal that could have implications for refrigerated shippers and warehouse operators across the U.S., Costco agreed to pay $335,000 in penalties and spend as much as $2 million over the next few years to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its warehouse stores.
08 Jul 2014
A new program by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s integrates its two largest trusted trader programs — Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and Importer Self Assessment — and includes additional perks meant to offer tangible benefits in return for the effort that importers put in to participate.
08 Aug 2013
WASHINGTON — It’s still more than three years away, but completion of Customs and Border Protection’s long-delayed major cargo-processing system appears to be in sight.
02 Aug 2013
President Obama this week nominated the nation's drug policy czar to take the reins of Customs and Border Protection, setting the stage for the agency to get its first politically appointed chief in more than a year and a half.
30 Jul 2013
NYK Line, “K” Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and six other maritime car transporters have been accused of fixing prices on carrier services in a lawsuit filed by Manaco International Forwarder, Bloomberg reports.
Thomas S. Winkowski (L), Customs’ acting commissioner, shakes hands with Mario Cordero (R), Federal Maritime Commission chairman, after the trade data deal.
25 Jul 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Maritime Commission allowing CBP to share its Automated Commercial Environment data with the ocean transportation agency.
18 Jul 2013
Octavio Maese-Cordero, owner of a trucking and shipping company in El Paso, Texas, has been sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud...
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.
29 May 2013
Susman Godfrey, an American antitrust litigation firm, has filed a class action against some of the world’s largest maritime vehicle shipping companies, alleging price fixing of carrier services...
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.
10 May 2013
Food importers might want to brace themselves: They need to get ready to plow through thousands of pages of new regulations, help foreign suppliers prepare facilities and operations for new rules, make sure they aren’t legally responsible for mistakes made by foreign suppliers and perhaps open their wallets for steep user fees.
12 Apr 2013
11 Apr 2013
The role of the customs broker in the international supply chain is evolving, and brokers have mixed feelings about the changes their industry will undergo.
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
Mexican motor carriers Transportes Mor SA de CV and Adriana De Leon Amaro did not successfully complete the U.S. Pre-Authorization Safety Audit, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
04 Apr 2013
UPS and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California have entered into a non-prosecution agreement, allowing UPS to forfeit $40 million in payments that it received from illegal online pharmacies and to implement a compliance program.
29 Mar 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has made available and is requesting comments on a draft compliance guide for U.S. importers and brokers on the electronic filing of import inspection applications...
27 Mar 2013
A Michigan exporter of used computer parts and its owner have been sentenced for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services and violating environmental laws.
12 Mar 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to amend the Country of Origin Labeling regulations to require more detailed information about the country of origin information on meat labels...
Customs import inspector
07 Mar 2013
Government regulatory agencies are seeking the support of importers in their attempts to secure the nation’s borders while at the same time facilitating the clearance of legitimate cargo.
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