ACTING COMMISSIONER AGUILAR STATEMENTS TO AAEI

At a time when economic growth is critical for the nation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar addressed hundreds of trade business leaders at the American Association of Exporters and Importers’ 91st Annual Conference in Arlington, Va. on Monday Aguilar, who…

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…

GROUP MEETS IN DC TO DISCUSS SIMPLIFIED TRADE

On President’s Day, in true patriotic spirit, members of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection, also known as COAC, traveled from around the country to meet Tuesday in the nation’s capital. The meeting was the trade advisory group’s first public…

C-TPAT CONFERENCE PUSHED BACK

For those of you that have been asking about the next C-TPAT conference, we received the below email last week.  I hope the delay in the scheduling of the conference is not due to the current Obama administration, where the C-TPAT program  could be getting…

WHY C-TPAT MAKES SENSE

February 13, 2012 By Feray Yuksekbas Kavas Leave a Comment If you are a U.S. importer I am sure you have seen or heard about C-TPAT. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) created and launched this program on April 16,…

CBP ENVISIONS NEW ROLES FOR CUSTOMHOUSE BROKERS

The Role of the Broker-Regulatory Revision Workgroup was established January 2011 by CBP in partnership with the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) to work collaboratively to develop solutions to meet the challenges of 21st Century commerce as it relates to their…

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,…