USA EXTENDS INVITATION TO MEXICO FOR TTP

Washington, DC – President Obama announced this morning that the United States and the eight other countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement have extended an invitation to Mexico to join the TPP negotiations, pending successful conclusion of their domestic procedures. In addition to the…

USA AND EU SIGN C-TPAT MUTUAL AGREEMENT

Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the European Union (EU) signed today a Mutual Recognition Decision between CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program and the EU’s Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program. CBP Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Director-General Heinz Zourek,…

NAFTA SUMMIT

The top leaders of the U.S., Canada and Mexico hold a trilateral North American Leaders’ Summit at the White House today to thrash out conflicts in energy and regulations to boost economic competitiveness and increase jobs. President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister Stephen Harper of…

CBP TO INCREASE LIQUIDATED DAMAGES ASSESSMENTS

  In recent discussions with the International Trade Surety Association (ITSA) and Customs Surety Executive Committee (CSEC), CBP stated that they are mandating a significant change to the calculation of final mitigation on liquidated damage claims (LD) when petitions are untimely. Click here to view…