WASHINGTON IGNORES TRADE WITH SOUTHERN BORDER

Sad but true.  Out of the twenty members only one represents the southern border.  I know Commissioner Aguilar is very sensitive to trade issues and has done an outstanding job of outreach with CBP, but trade does not revolve around Washington DC.  JOA Washington —U.S. Customs…

TRADE COMMUNITY MEETS IN DC TO TALK TRADE FACILITATION AND INNOVATION

The trade community expressed optimism that business and government leaders will work together to transform trade processes and improve the pace and security of cross-border commerce during the March 6 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in…

U.S. AND MEXICO TOMATO GROWERS REACH AGREEMENT

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. government and Mexican tomato growers reached a tentative agreement on Saturday that reduces the threat of a costly trade war stemming from a U.S. decision last year to pull out of a 1996 bilateral tomato…

C-TPAT PROGRAM NEEDS TO RELOAD

    Customs’ C-TPAT Goal: Show ’Em the Money Submitted by IFCBA on Fri, 2013-01-18 13:53 The following is from the 17 January 2013 edition of Journal of Commerce.  For C-TPAT, something has to change. The number of importers, carriers and other private companies involved…

OPERATION HOLIDAY HOAX CRANKS DOWN ON COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS

WASHINGTON – The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced the kickoff of Operation Holiday Hoax, an effort to track down those who are selling counterfeit and pirated products this holiday season. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)…

C-TPAT CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED BY CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

   2013 C-TPAT Conference U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proud to announce the 2013 C-TPAT Conference, Unified Global Security: The Challenge Ahead, scheduled for January 8-10, 2013 in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  C-TPAT will host a three-day seminar that will be divided…

CBP CONTEMPLATES DOING EXAMINATIONS IN MEXICO

To expedite imports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection are in talks with Mexican officials to screen some fresh produce and other agricultural commodities in Mexico instead of at the U.S. border. A pre-screening facility in Mexico, near the Otay Mesa port of entry, has already…

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ANNOUNCE NEW CCE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar announced today the expansion of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), which will create six new centers in 2013 for the Agriculture & Prepared Products; Apparel, Footwear & Textiles; Base Metals;…

CUSTOMS OPENS NEW CCE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

By: Mark Rockwell CBP industry expertise centers With an eye towards centralizing the processing of imported automotive and aerospace goods, U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened an Automotive and Aerospace Center of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) in Detroit, MI on Sept. 5. The center has begun…