Triennial Status Reports Due Feb 28

2018 is a Triennial Status Report Year Everything you Need to Know Deadline: Feb 28th, 2018 at 11:59PM EST Triennial Status Report Form:  Download Now Instructions for Filing: Submissions will be collected online via accepts credit card, debit card, and digital wallet (i.e. […]

Don’t Buy Fake

 Help Us Combat Counterfeits Author:  Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan Publication Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 on The Commissioner’s Blog The holiday shopping season is about to begin and retailers everywhere will roll out bargains online and in stores. For CBP, this annual spike in […]

CBP Antidumping Scam Alert

Did You Receive an Email Offering a “Solution” to Avoid Antidumping Duties?  All information taken from CBP Official Website Sample text of scam email:   This is a violation of U.S. Law. Knowingly engaging in activities designed to evade the payment of antidumping or countervailing […]

In-Bond Regulatory Changes Pushed Back

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will extend the time frame for initial implementation of these regulatory changes for all participants for six months. CBP Officers will continue to accept paper CBP Form 7512 and input the data on the trade’s behalf until July 2, 2018. On […]

US Customs Holiday Schedule 2018

2018 For your information, below is a listing of Federal Holidays for Calendar Year 2018. US Customs and Border Protection will be closed on the following days:   Monday, January 1 New Year’s Day Monday, January 15 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Scarbrough is […]

Customs Brokers are Vital

Customs Brokers Are Vital to Your Supply Chain Megan Montgomery, executive Vice President of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of American (NCBFAA) nailed it in her article published in American Shipper on October 9, 2017.  She states that Customs Brokers are “the most underappreciated actors […]

Processing Charitable Contributions for Hurricane Irma

Information derived from U.S. Customs Cargo Systems Messaging Service September 21, 2017  The following is a guide on how to process merchandise imported for relief efforts of Hurricane Irma, both for gifts accepted by FEMA via the IAS CONOPS* and those being imported by U.S. […]

Reminder that CBP bills for Supplemental Duties and More

  A notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protections Cargo Systems Messaging Service sent on August 4, 2017 states: “This is a reminder that CBP bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees, or vessel repair duties are due thirty (30) days from the date of the […]

World Trade Bridge Mexico-USA Border

Operations to Resume on Monday The Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Border Crossing Bridge, otherwise known as The World Trade Bridge, was closed down after severe storms destroyed the area including U.S. and Mexico Customs offices on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  All traffic has been diverted to the […]