Brazil Customs Strike Causes Delays

Brazil Customs Strike is on its Eleventh Week According to American Shipper, “Shippers and carriers are experiencing delays of up to eight days in Brazil as Customs workers legally boycott governmental changes to retirement age and other benefits.”  One local tell us that this is […]

MPF Minimum and Maximum Change

Merchandise Processing Fee A quick reminder on the change of the minimum and maximum MPF fees and the new informal fee that go into effect on 1.1.18   MPF Rate: 0.3464% ($0.003464) of imported value *no change in percentage* Min: $25.67 (old: $25.00) Max: 497.99 […]

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 […]

Mexico Customs Closed due to Earthquake

Due to the earthquake that devastated Mexico City yesterday, the follow information has just been released regarding Mexico City Customs (CDMX): ADUANA AICM: OPERA DE MANERA NORMAL (Ingreso de vehículos, Módulos y Reconocimiento Aduanero) CAAAREM (National Customs Broker Association) is closed today and tomorrow. SAT […]

Canada Customs: Mandatory Electronic House Bills

Mandatory Electronic House Bills Customs Notice 16-17  | Ottawa, June 29, 2016 1. This notice provides new information regarding the eManifest implementation timeline for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data on consolidated freight to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) within the prescribed […]

Mexican Customs: 5 de Mayo

Working Hours: May 5 Aduana Colombia 10:00 – 16:00 hrs Aduana Nuevo Leon Laredo 10:00 – 14:00 hrs

El Paso Field Office – Operation Hours

El Paso Field Office – Operation Hours. U.S. Customs Border Protection | January 14, 2016 Pope Francis will visit Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Ciudad Juarez is the third largest city in Mexico and combined with El Paso, Texas, represents the most […]

Port of LA wants to Reduce Free Time

Port of LA wants to Reduce Free Time Source: American Shipper | December 21, 2015 The Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) just recently sent a letter to the Port of Long Beach indicating they oppose the Port of Long Beach’s proposal […]