U.S. Tightens Regulations on Wood Packaging Materials

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Notice (CSMS # 17-000609) on September 25, 2017 advising of a change in its policies for issuing penalties for violations of the Wood Packaging Materials (WPM) regulations. The policy change is that the imposition of additional penalties will no longer require repetitive violations. Effective November 1, 2017, CBP may impose such penalties beginning with the first violation. (source: American Journal of Transportation)