Footwear importers are mounting an all-out effort to convince Congress and the Obama administration that disproportionately large duties on their products are punishing both retailers and American consumers.
United States Trade Policy
01 Oct 2013
The next politically appointed Customs and Border Protection commissioner faces a steep learning curve, funding challenges and calls from many in the trade community to improve a key trusted trader initiative.
14 Aug 2013
The federal government needs to better manage, promote and coordinate trade programs so that export resources can be better used to help small and medium-sized business be globally competitive, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today.
07 Aug 2013
The Obama administration has vetoed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s ban on the import and sale of some Apple iPhones and iPads...
30 Jul 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as...
19 Jul 2013
The U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means has introduced legislation to renew the Generalized System of Preferences through September 2015...
28 Jun 2013
The Tampa Port Authority has applauded the Foreign Trade Zones Board for its decision to approve Foreign Trade Zone No. 79 to administratively restructure and expand their service area to include the Hillsborough and Polk counties.
26 Jun 2013
Penny Pritzker was sworn in today as the U.S.’s 38th Commerce Secretary.
20 Jun 2013
The U.S. Senate has approved Michael Froman to be the next U.S. trade representative, Reuters reports.
12 Jun 2013
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee, led by Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has approved Mike Froman’s nomination to be U.S. trade representative by unanimous voice vote.
02 Jun 2013
The United States has begun an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into Ukraine’s intellectual property rights regime.
23 May 2013
The House of Representatives has approved a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport about 830,000 barrels of oil per day from North American oil supplies to U.S. refineries.