2018 NASCO Reunion

Scarbrough is a proud sponsor of the 2018 North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) Continental Reunion which takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia this year.   We would love for you to join us!  This is a once in a lifetime event to network, learn, and voice your concerns.  The NASCO Continental Reunion brings together North American industry […]

CBP’s Plans for ACE Funding

Message derived from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cargo Systems Messaging Service CBP’s Plans for ACE Funding Suggest Hybrid Solution for Section 321, New IOR Database for Risk Assessment In February 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deployed the last of the seven major scheduled core Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) deployments, and all phases […]

Possible Retaliation Tariffs from India and European Union

The European Union and India have just separately announced planned tariffs that target over $7 billion in annual exports from the United States in response to the USA tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum.  In recent news, the United States imposed anti-dumping taxes on foreign imports of steel and aluminum.  EU was exempt […]

World Trade Bridge Laredo Temporarily Closed

Update on May 22, 2018 The Bridge is still closed and the presence of armed officers are in the area. It is our recommendation to avoid sending any shipments by The Laredo bridge and near the bridge area for insecurity issues for cargo and drivers. Colombia bridge is currently able to clear urgent stocked cargo […]

One Fascinating Pallet

This Guy Reinvented The Shipping Pallet. Joann Muller with Forbes writes about Lightning Technologies answer to a “virtually indestructible, lightweight, hygienic and fire-retardant pallet with an embedded tracking chip.”  In fact, the chip records and tracks everything about the pallet all in real time including the temperature, humidity, accidents and where it is in the […]

Scarbrough’s Laredo Office is Moving!

Scarbrough’s Laredo Office is Moving! We are excited to move into a bigger and better space to better serve our clients’ needs.  Our business has been growing in double digits and we had the need to double our location size, as well!  We are excited to offer warehouse space and inspection services equipped with an additional 30,000 sq. ft. […]

Antidumping and Countervailing Duties, Separate Continuous Bond

AV/CVD Supplemental Continuous Bond Customs Border and Protection (CBP) is establishing a separate continuous bond set up for importers that are subject to antidumping and/or countervailing duties.  CBP anticipates finalizing the rulemaking to establish separate, supplemental continuous bonds on importers subject to AD/CVD.  In fact, Brian Bradley with American Shipper writes that CBP anticipates a […]

ISF for Air Shipments? Interim Final Rule Coming Soon

Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Initiative U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Transportation Security Administration are planning to release the interim final rule for mandatory Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) requirements within the next six months, according to an article by Bryan Bradley of American Shipper.  The ACAS pilot enables participants submit a subset of the required […]

China and United States Trade Discussions

Just recently President Trump visited Beijing for trade discussions.   both sides reached a consensus on some trade issues while acknowledging major disagreements on some matters both sides outlined a series of tough demands both sides agreed to keep discussions on the table We picked up a few key points in an article by Bloomberg in […]

Hong Kong signs FTA with ASEAN

Free Trade Agreement between Hong Kong, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations “A new free trade agreement is offering manufacturers in Hong Kong expanded access to the markets of the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The FTA could offer incentives to move production of goods that have significant […]