Trade Compliance

Trade Compliance

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Will the Trump administration be able to convince a WTO panel of the correctness of its position to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum for national security reasons?

News & Analysis

Illegal logging.
30 Sep 2013
The European Union and Indonesia today signed a voluntary partnership agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade in timber products to the EU to fight illegal logging.
19 Aug 2013
WASHINGTON — The transportation and logistic industry's confusion about China’s new value added tax of 6 percent appears
14 Aug 2013
United Nations inspectors have arrived at Panama’s Manzanillo port to examine the North Korean ship carrying hidden military equipment that was intercepted by Panamanian authorities...
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...
18 Jul 2013
Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations has announced that the missile systems that Panama seized from a North Korea-flag ship were “obsolete defensive weapons” that Cuba was sending...
Photo shared on Twitter by Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli.
16 Jul 2013
Panama has detained a North Korean-flagged ship coming from Cuba as it approached the Panama Canal with undeclared weapons, according to the nation’s President Ricardo Martinelli, Reuters reports.
12 Jul 2013
Kenya’s security agencies have seized two more containers full of ivory, after authorities vowed to increase surveillance at all entry points to the East African nation, Shanghai Daily reports.
11 Jul 2013
Russia is planning to introduce temporary restrictions on dairy, meat and seafood imports from Greece, starting July 15, according to the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service...
10 Jul 2013
The European Union has launched its first formal trade dispute with Russia at the World Trade Organization.
21 Jun 2013
United Against Nuclear Iran on June 21 launched its Maritime Intelligence Network and Rogue Vessel Analysis system, a new initiative that tracks Iranian vessels and identifies and exposes the Iranian regime’s efforts to smuggle oil and cargo...
14 Jun 2013
The new listings of species, the 165 decisions and 36 resolutions adopted or revised at the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora...
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.
15 May 2013
The European Commission is warning China that it is ready to begin antidumping investigations and subsequently levy sanctions against Chinese telecom equipment makers...
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.
23 Apr 2013
MASkargo, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways International have settled with the New Zealand Commerce Commission for fixing air cargo prices between February 2000 and February 2006...
12 Apr 2013
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.
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.
10 Apr 2013
European Union trade officials are asking member governments to approve tougher powers to force companies to cooperate in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations.
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.
21 Mar 2013
The European Commission today decided to refer Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its incorrect application of the rules on airport groundhandling.
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...
Agriculture imports at the Mexico border await Customs inspection
12 Mar 2013
The need for a new Customs commissioner will become agonizingly clear when the fallout from federal sequestration delays clearance of U.S. imports as early as this month.
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.