USA Mexico Border

Tariffs on Imports from Mexico will not go into effect

Imports from Mexico will not go into effect Good news for shippers importing goods from Mexico.  Announced tariffs on imports from Mexico have been postponed indefinitely and will not go into effect.  On Friday, May 7, 2019, “Mexico agreed to step up efforts to stem […]

Lacey Act

APHIS Updates Lacey Act Plant Declaration Form

APHIS Updates Lacey Act Plant Declaration Form   Information derived from USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Bulletin on May 9, 2019   USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) revised the Plant and Plant Product Declaration Form (PPQ Form 505). The updated form […]

Lacey Act

The Lacey Act

The Lacey Act What is the Lacey Act? The Lacey Act deals with illegal “trafficking” of wildlife, fish, and plants. This law makes it illegal to import, export, sell, acquire, or purchase fish, wildlife or plants that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation […]

China Section 301

Section 301 List 1 Product Exclusions Fact Sheet

Section 301 Product Exclusions – All Announcements Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, polices […]

USA Mexico Border

CBP POE Update on Southern Border

CBP POE Update on Southern Border About 11 weeks ago, President Trump threatened to close the border between the United States and Mexico, which would significantly impact international trade between the two countries.  In response and ever since the announcement, leadership from the U.S. Customs […]

U.S-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council Meeting

U.S-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council Meeting On May 16, 2019. The United States-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council met in Washington, D.C. This was the eighth session that the council has held since the TIFA was signed in 2002. Some topics of discussion covered during the […]

UK and USA Trade Talks

UK and U.S. Trade Talks

UK and U.S. Trade Talks Trump Meets with May Just this week, United States’ President Trump and Great Britain’s Prime Minister May met to discuss a number of things, one being trade between the two countries. According to American Journal of Transportation, “As the U.K. […]

Pan-African free trade deal almost finalized

Pan-African free trade deal almost finalized Africa is about to become the world’s largest free trade zone after it has decided to open a free trade agreement deal across the region. This trade agreement currently has 44 of the 55 African countries:  Algeria  Angola  Burkina […]

Section 301 List 3

List 3 Product Exclusions

List 3 Product Exclusions Exclusions On February 15, 2019, via the mini-omnibus bill, Congress directed an exclusion process for List 3 by March 17, but that deadline was not met.  In regards to List 3, USTR’s Robert Lighthizer stated that no exclusion process would be […]

USMCA Trade Agreement

USMCA Trade Agreement Last fall, the United States, Mexico, and Canada came to agreement on a trilateral trade that will better benefit North American workers. This trade agreement sprouted after renegotiating NAFTA which, Trump stated to be the “worst trade deal ever.” The new agreement […]