Effective July 1, 2016, an amendment to SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) now requires shippers to verify the weight of their shipments in order to load their cargo on board vessels for export. There are two acceptable methods for determining the verified gross mass (VGM)...

The Consumer Product Safety Commission Improvement Act of 2008 makes significant changes to the current regulations and imposes many additional compliance requirements for companies that sell consumer products. Special emphasis is placed on children’s products, toys, and products with paint containing lead, phthalates, etc. Impacted companies...

In 2008 President Bush signed the Farm Bill which contained a provision amending the Lacey Act, a conservation law designed to protect plants and wildlife. The amendment requires importers of plant and plant products to file import declarations that include genus and species of the...