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…

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)…

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…

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…

SIMPLIFIED ENTRY PROCESS ANNOUNCED

Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces the delivery of the first phase of Cargo Release, known as Simplified Entry, in the Automated Commercial Environment. Simplified Entry provides importers with the chance to file a streamlined set of data earlier in the filing process…