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HOT TOPIC! Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act (TFTEA)

  All importers should be aware that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is embracing a renewed approach to trade facilitation and enforcement, focusing on the following areas: Trade Enforcement Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) Centers

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Important Reminder: GSP Expiration December 31, 2017

Background: The GSP (Generalized System of Preference) provides duty-free treatment for over 3,500 products from a wide range of BCD’s (Beneficiary Developing Country’s) and an additional 1,500 products from LDBDC’s (Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country’s).  The GSP program promotes economic

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NEW Fish & Wildlife Electronic Licensing

Anyone who imports Wildlife must obtain a US Fish & Wildlife Service import/export license. In the past importers could apply for an import license from the service by completing a paper form and presenting it to a Service wildlife inspection

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FDA Compliance Monitor

May 30, 2017 marked the first compliance date for the FDA FSMA rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). One part of program is that FSVP importers must monitor and document the compliance of each of their suppliers; verify that

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West Coast Longshore Union Extension

For over a year a potential West Coast long shore union extension has been talked about since the subject was brought up at the maritime conference at Long Beach on March of 2016. A contract extension agreement has finally been

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The Incoterms® 2010: What You Should Know

Overview Incoterms are a fundamental element of international trade. They are incorporated in contracts for the sale of goods worldwide and provide rules and guidance to importers, exporters, suppliers, lawyers and transporters to name a few. INternational COmmercial Terms (INCOTERMS)

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US Goods Returned – Claiming Duty Free Products Under HTS # 9801.00.10

On April 25, 2016 the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Chapter 98 – U.S- goods returned – was amended with the intention to provide regulations for merchandise being entered into the U.S. under HTSUS 9801. Customs may be requesting proof of U.S.

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Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC) August 7-8, 2017

If you want to be updated on the latest trade issues affecting your business, there is an opportunity to learn and voice your questions to federal, state and industry experts. The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)

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Generalized System of Preference (GSP) Free Trade Program Expires December 31,2017

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a renewable preferential trade program that allows the eligible products of designated beneficiary developing countries to enter the United States free of duty. The GSP program was expired on July 31, 2013 but

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Have No Fear, FSVP Courses are Here!

With the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) deadline of May 30, 2017 approaching closer, you may be thinking, “Where do I start?” If you have not heard already, the FSVP program is a fundamental feature of the Food Safety Moderation

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