TRADE COMMUNITY MEETS IN DC TO TALK TRADE FACILITATION AND INNOVATION

The trade community expressed optimism that business and government leaders will work together to transform trade processes and improve the pace and security of cross-border commerce during the March 6 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in…

Mexico-U.S. Near Agreement on Bilateral Tomato Trade Pact

By Adriana Barrera | Reuters MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico and the United States expect to reach agreement on a new bilateral tomato trade pact by the end of the month, Mexico’s economy minister said on Tuesday. In September, the United States responded to pressure…

CBP TO INCREASE LIQUIDATED DAMAGES ASSESSMENTS

  In recent discussions with the International Trade Surety Association (ITSA) and Customs Surety Executive Committee (CSEC), CBP stated that they are mandating a significant change to the calculation of final mitigation on liquidated damage claims (LD) when petitions are untimely. Click here to view…

TRUCKERS AWAITING NEW FDA MODERNIZATION ACT LAWS

All the practical implications of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (now Public Law 111-353) are not yet spelled out when it comes to the trucking industry. What is clear, however, is that the new law, if it withstands post-enactment efforts by opponents still seeking…

U.S. food safety risks since 9/11: Pest explosion breaks out as anti-terror measures took priority

CBP CHECKING FOR PESTS IN IMPORTED GOODS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, October 10, 2011 FRESNO, Calif. — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on…

INSPECTORS STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP WITH IMPORTS

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Inside the giant warehouse, past the labyrinth of cubicles and corner offices, behind the security door marked “Authorized Personnel Only,” the smell isn’t all that bad today. “Sometimes it’s unbearable,” said Denise Williams, a supervisor in the U.S. Food and Drug…