7 03, 2024

10 Expert Tips: Effective Customs Compliance & Trade Efficiency

By | 2024-03-13T13:46:37+00:00 March 7th, 2024|Forms and Documents, Imports, Logistics, Shipping, Trade, U.S. Customs|

In today’s interconnected global marketplace, businesses who need to navigate their goods through customs must be aware of ever-changing customs regulations, trade policies, and compliance requirements to optimize efficiency and mitigate risks. To help businesses thrive, we've curated 10 expert tips from seasoned trade professionals. From active engagement in industry [...]

24 09, 2022

Introducing ACIR, the new database for agricultural commodities importers

By | 2022-09-24T20:46:53+00:00 September 24th, 2022|Forms and Documents, Imports|

Agricultural commodity importers will soon have a more convenient way of searching up the import requirements for vegetables, seeds, cut flowers, greenery, and more. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a new database called Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements (ACIR). ACIR is [...]

1 09, 2022

CBP publishes a user manual for its CTPAT portal to make the application process easier

By | 2022-09-01T23:39:56+00:00 September 1st, 2022|Border Crossing, Forms and Documents|

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published a downloadable user manual for its Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) web portal. The manual explains how to navigate through the portal and complete your CTPAT application. It will also enable partners in the program to take advantage of CTPAT and [...]

2 06, 2021

CBP’s Updates to Antidumping / Countervailing Regulations: CDSOA

By | 2023-11-08T00:04:04+00:00 June 2nd, 2021|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Last month, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made a Federal Register Notice public entitled: “Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers”. The Federal Register has been an incredibly vital line of communication between CBP and the global trade community, publishing notices almost weekly since 2003. [...]

26 04, 2021

Agricultural Importers: Know Your US APHIS Requirements

By | 2023-11-08T00:04:30+00:00 April 26th, 2021|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture released a statement calling for feedback on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) online portal to simplify the flow of information on requirements for imported agricultural goods into the US. On the USDA website, APHIS is described as:  “APHIS plays [...]

16 11, 2020

Tips for Demystifying Customs Valuation

By | 2023-11-08T00:04:35+00:00 November 16th, 2020|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

It is the responsibility of the importer to ensure that valuation laws and regulations are well-grasped. Of course, CBP requires that all importers moving goods into the US exercise reasonable care during all parts of the process. Under this legal framework is the payment surrounding the transactions outside of the [...]

25 08, 2020

Importing and Tariff Engineering: An Overview

By | 2023-11-08T00:05:08+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 | 2023-11-08T00:05:08+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 [...]

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