FDA Announces New Food Export Certification Program

Beginning October 1, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will start collecting fees for new export certifications on foods for human consumption.  The program ... Read More

The New National Defense Authorization Act: How Will it Affect U.S. Exporters?

On August 13, President Trump signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes both the ... Read More

The Federal Maritime Commission Wants “Transparency” in Fees Charged for Ocean Containers

The September 5 release of a long-awaited report by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on fees charged by ocean carriers verifies what many shippers and ... Read More

CBP Releases Proposed Updates to Minimum Security Criteria for CTPAT

U.S. Customs and Border Protection currently released proposed modifications to the Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) for the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT).  The updated ... Read More

Tips for Navigating the Peak Shipping Season

This year’s peak shipping season is already in full swing, getting an earlier start than usual.  Peak season always brings higher prices and some sort ... Read More

The U.S. and China Announce New Tariffs as the Trade War Escalates

September 18, 2018 On Monday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the finalized List 3 of $200 Billion worth of Chinese imports that will ... Read More

Proper Tariff Classification: Do Your Homework to Avoid Costly Penalties, Increases, or Delays

In today’s ambiguous trade environment brought about by the Trump Administration’s trade war with China and the increased tariffs on steel and aluminum with Canada, ... Read More

Are You Ready for GDPR?

As of May 25, 2018 organizations with professional ties to the European Union will need to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ... Read More

Conley Container Terminal Update

The Conley Terminal experienced its 4th consecutive year of record breaking growth during fiscal year 2018, processing 283,720 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).  This is a ... Read More