President Trump has signed two proclamations assessing additional duties on the importation of aluminum and steel articles, effective March 23, 2018. For the time being, Mexico and Canada are exempt from the tariffs pending NAFTA negotiations. Top trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer will be responsible for working out deals with other countries seeking exemptions. The President stated that...Full Post
NEW FSVP COMPLIANCE DEADLINE IS MARCH 19: WHAT FOOD IMPORTERS SHOULD KNOW AS REGULATIONS INTENSIFY Food importers should be aware of a March 19 deadline requiring most small businesses to comply with the Food Safety Verification Program (FSVP) regulations. With the FSVP shifting the burden of ensuring the safety of imported foods from the FDA...Full Post
More than 700 leading members of the industry gathered recently in New York at the 2018 NYNJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association Annual Dinner to honor Roy Amalfitano, the 2018 Person of the Year. Association President Bill Skinner welcomed guests to the largest event of its kind in the importing industry. The honoree, who...Full Post
I hope you will join me, our entire WB Skinner staff, and the many distinguished industry guests at the annual NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association on February 1 in New York City. It is the largest event of its kind in our industry, with more than 700 attendees. I know you will want...Full Post
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