CBP Clarifies Use of Electronic STBs to Secure Cargo Release

CBP Clarifies Use of Electronic STBs to Secure Cargo Release Excerpt from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg |  February 25, 2015 U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a message clarifying that electronic single transaction bonds submitted through the eBond environment for purposes of securing cargo […]

DHS Shutdown Could Slow Recovery at West Coast Ports

DHS Shutdown Could Slow Recovery at West Coast Ports, Kerlikowske Says Excerpt from International Trade Today  |  By:  Brian Dabbs  |  February 24, 2015 MIAMI—Roughly 6,000 CBP support staff will face furlough if Department of Homeland Security funding lapses at midnight on Feb. 27, potentially […]

CBP Confirms New Leadership for Office of Field Operations

CBP Confirms New Leadership for Office of Field Operations News from the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has confirmed the promotion of Todd C. Owen to Assistant Commissioner and John Wagner to Deputy Assistant Commissioner of […]

NAFTA Certificate of Origin

Clarifying the meaning of Valid, Invalid and Defective NAFTA Certificates of Origin   VALID A NAFTA Certificate of Origin is valid if it: 1. Lists the good in question 2. Covers the period in question 3. Includes the exporter’s or his agent’s signature in block […]

ISF Enforcement Becomes Clear

The International Trade Today, October 2, 2014 Edition, Tim Warren wrote that U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement procedure for Importer Security Filing continues to solidify as a number of major ports have outlined their positions for dealing with ISF violators, said Craig Clark, who manages […]

Antidumping and Countervailing 2015 Plans

In Fiscal Year, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security plans to appropriate resources aimed at improving U.S Customs and Border Protection’s enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duty orders (AD/CV). According to the report, the bill directs CBP to take the following actions to improve AD/CV […]

ISF FAQs by NCBFAA

Avalon Risk Management and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America held a live webinar on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  Very useful information was provided at this seminar.  Questions and answers were submitted, and we wanted to share the value with our clients. […]

Interim Procedures in case of West Coast Disruption

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in conjunction with trade stakeholders, has established procedures for a possible west coast trade disruption that could cause major delays and diversions of vessel cargo arriving and departing from west coast ports. Interim Procedures for Vessel and Cargo Entry […]

Info on CTPAT for Exporters

Eligibility Requirements, Security Criteria for CTPAT for Exporters May be Released Soon Excerpt from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report | Monday, June 09, 2014 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and industry representatives are continuing to move ahead with efforts to expand the Customs-Trade Partnership […]