REVERSE C-TPAT

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection soon may issue a proposed rule on a new cargo security program for exports that could create headaches for agricultural exporters. Begun in late 2001, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism was initially implemented in response to a Congressional…

CUSTOMS BROKER ARRESTED IN TEXTILE INBOND SCHEME

A customs broker orchestrated a scheme that brought at least $100 million worth of Chinese textiles, Indian cigarettes and other goods to the United States without paying more than $10 million in tariffs and other fees, according to a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday. Gerardo Chavez,…

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…

DHS's Napolitano Promises More Trade Cooperation

Department will work more with trade partners to share information, manage risks   Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that security efforts will rely heavily on risk management and information sharing with trade partners to secure the movement of goods and people. “Good, thoughtful,…

PRESIDENT PROPOSES CONSOLIDATING VARIOUS TRADE DEPARTMENTS

Monday, January 16, 2012         President Proposes to Consolidate Six Federal Trade Agencies President Obama announced Jan. 13 a proposal to consolidate six federal trade agencies into one department whose function will be to “promote competitiveness, exports and American business.” The agencies…

CUSTOMS TO START MONITORING EXPORT SHIPMENT MORE

  A top U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official said the agency is considering expanding its role to include verifying U.S. exporters’ security compliance, with any future program likely to be modeled after the agency’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. C-TPAT sets security…