TODAY IS A BIG MILESTONE FOR THE RENEGOTIATION OF NAFTA

Today marks an important milestone on the road to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Thirty days before formal talks begin, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s office must publish his negotiating objectives, laying out the Trump administration’s plan for reaching a beneficial deal.…

MAKING NAFTA BETTER BY INTEGRATING TPP

Donald Trump’s administration says it is sticking with its campaign promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Indeed, Trump has now reiterated his intention to invoke the procedures for renegotiating Nafta soon (within “the next two weeks”), triggering a 90-day consultation period…

FOREIGN SUPPLIERS VERIFICATION PROGRAM UNDER FSMA REQUIRES FULL ATTENTION OF IMPORTERS

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report   Food importers should act now to design, test, and implement foreign supplier verification plans or risk supply chain disruptions, delays in entry processing, and possibly the exclusion of their products from the U.S. marketplace.…

ACE IS KEY FOR CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

ACE allows for stricter Customs enforcement From The Journal of Commerce By:Susan Kohn Ross, international trade attorney | Aug 16, 2016 11:13AM EDT In the face of its recent reorganization and enhanced computer system, it was really only a matter of time before the trade community started…

IN DEFENSE OF NAFTA

In Defense of Nafta Taken from Bloomberg.net By The Editors The fate of America’s most important free-trade agreement this century has become caught in a debate over its most important free-trade agreement of the last century. When opponents of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership say the…

STEEL REBAR FROM MEXICO TO PAY DUMPING DUTIES

President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices. The preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce means companies in Mexico…

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ANNOUNCE NEW CCE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar announced today the expansion of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), which will create six new centers in 2013 for the Agriculture & Prepared Products; Apparel, Footwear & Textiles; Base Metals;…