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…

CBP TO EXPAND AND ADD 2000 JOB TO EXPEDITE TRAFFIC FLOW

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced March 31 two steps aimed at further improving security and service levels at U.S. ports of entry. First, CBP is accepting through April 30 applications for new public-private partnership…

TOP 5 REASON THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR ECONOMY

1. U.S.-Mexico trade surpasses $1 billion every day, with the vast majority of bilateral commerce crossing our land border. Mexico is the second largest destination of U.S. goods and services after Canada. In 2012, U.S. exports to Mexico totaled $216 billion—more than U.S. exports to…

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…

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…

CBP COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTED PARTNER PROGRAM WITH MEXICO

(Friday, January 18, 2013) Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT) signed a Joint Work Plan yesterday that lays out the path to mutual recognition of the two countries’ Authorized Economic Operator programs: CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)…

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…