ACTING COMMISSIONER DAVID AGUILAR WITH TRADE OUTREACH

Members of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection, otherwise known as COAC, held their second public meeting of the year in Savannah, Ga. The meeting was hosted by CBP Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar, who co-chaired the proceedings with Timothy…

INDUSTRY GROUP WORRIED ABOUT NEW CBP PROPOSED MEASURES

Importers should be given a chance to contest alleged non-compliance with energy conservation or labeling standards before goods are prevented from entering the U.S., said the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in comments to the Departments of Homeland Security and Treasury. The proposed rulemaking would…

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…

WHAT'S HE TALKING ABOUT?

The following article was published in Homeland Security Today and written by Jim Giermanski.  His credentials appear at the end of the article.  I don’t agree with most of Dr. Giermanski’s remarks and my comments appear in ITALICS/BOLD below. Cross-Border Drayage And US Security January…

Commissioner Updates U.S. Chamber on Security, Economic Advances

CBP Commissioner Bersin at U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan D. Bersin today updated members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on efforts to modernize, streamline and strengthen CBP operations at ports of entry. Bersin spoke to members of the…