LATEST NEWS FROM Imports

Tom-Karst-Editor-in-Chief
19:55PM Jul 02, 2020

Tale of the tape: NAFTA era trends in U.S. produce trade

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Now that the USMCA has begun, what can we say about the North American Free Trade Agreement?

17:06PM Jul 01, 2020

UPDATED: No big changes anticipated with start of USMCA

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement became effective July 1, but it brings no sweeping changes to North American produce companies who have operated with the NAFTA for more than two decades.

U.S. Capitol
23:24PM Jun 28, 2020

Legislation introduced to ban Chinese citrus imports

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to prohibit imports of fresh citrus from China.

11:17AM May 06, 2020

USDA raises fresh produce import forecast

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

U.S. fresh produce imports are exceeding expectations.

09:19AM Apr 06, 2020

FDA continues import inspections remotely

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Food and Drug Administration is asking importers to send records required by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs electronically.

19:19PM Mar 26, 2020

Richard Owen talks trade and COVID-19 relief

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited on March 26 with Richard Owen, vice president of global membership and engagement for the Produce Marketing Association.

12:24PM Mar 20, 2020

New inspections for Mexican tomatoes at border coming soon

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. Department will start inspecting Mexican tomatoes entering the U.S. on April 4, as part of the suspension agreement with the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.