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27 09, 2020

CBP Examing Small Package Data: What Does This Mean?

By | 2020-09-27T15:58:48+00:00 September 27th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

Prior to the pandemic, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made it public that they were focusing their efforts on getting more data on counterfeit and prohibited goods that have been entering the US through small parcel importing. In addition with the context of COVID-19, they will also be looking into [...]

16 09, 2020

Entry Types: A Guide for Importers

By | 2020-09-16T19:57:35+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Looking back to 2001, we can see the moment in which US Customs merged together with other agencies -- founding what we know now as Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Along with this merging, the mission shifted from simply administering tariffs, to homeland security. CBP as we know it, in [...]

25 08, 2020

Importing and Tariff Engineering: An Overview

By | 2020-08-25T19:55:00+00:00 August 25th, 2020|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Tariff engineering has been somewhat of a hot topic in the logistics and supply chain industry for a little while now. The United States has been putting additional pressure on their trading partners like China and Mexico, causing businesses to look to alternative methods of sourcing and production for their [...]

10 08, 2020

Importer Verification Rule Overview

By | 2020-08-10T20:03:42+00:00 August 10th, 2020|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Last year, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed a rule to bolster the process of verifying importers that operate in the US. As described by CBP, the “Customs Broker Verification of an Importer’s Identity” rule will amend CBP regulations to require certain information from importers so that brokers can verify [...]

7 08, 2020

The State of Textile Importing & Exporting in the US

By | 2020-08-07T15:30:47+00:00 August 7th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

For textile export/import professionals, it’s common knowledge that the US is a major exporter of textiles (actually, the second largest!), but for others in the trade and logistics industry -- maybe not so much. The US is second to only China in textile exports.  Textile exporting accounts for a healthy [...]

15 07, 2020

A Guide to Post Summary Corrections for Importers

By | 2020-07-15T18:20:35+00:00 July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What is a Post Summary Correction (PSC)? And why would you request one?  In Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) words: “Submission of a PSC is the sole method for trade to electronically correct entry summaries prior to liquidation.”  This means that a PSC allows the importing party to modify their [...]

15 06, 2020

6 Main Differences Between USMCA and NAFTA

By | 2020-06-15T17:46:49+00:00 June 15th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

In preparation for USMCA -- beginning enforcement as of July 1st, 2020 -- it is critical that all professionals along the supply chain stay informed. As such, we’ve been creating resources for importers to understand the implications of the new agreement on their operations.  It should be noted that both [...]

12 06, 2020

USMCA: New Trade Center For Private Sector Support

By | 2020-06-12T19:52:09+00:00 June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, US Customs and Border Patrol announced that a USMCA Center has been opened in Washington, DC. The Center will be staffed with customs professionals equipped with tools to support the private sector in navigating USMCA. More specifically, the center will focus on things like:  Regulatory changes Automation [...]

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