CBP broker regulations 111 webinar – June 17th

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade (OT) is hosting an event regarding propose changes to broker regulations.  The webinar is on June 17 at 2 p.m. ET, and will cover the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) recommendations to the customs broker regulations in 19 CFR 111. In short, CBP proposes […]

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CBP Trade Summit 2022 – registration opens June 1st!

This one is not to be missed!  For the first time, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) symposium and the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) conference will be combined into a single event; The 2022 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit.  The event will be held in Anaheim, California on July 18th-20th. Registration […]

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USTR issues List 3 product exclusion list

On November 7, 2019 the Office of the U.S. Representative (USTR) released a notice granting and additional 36 exclusions from the 301 China duties. Prior, on October 28, 2019, the Federal Register notice (84 FR 57802) was issued notating that these exclusions would be retroactive to September 24, 2018 and extends through August 7, 2020. […]

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Section 321 entry type 86 deployed in ACE

On September 28, 2019, CBP deployed the new Entry Type 86 for Section 321 (low-valued shipments) through ACE. Trade users will benefit from this enhancement by being able to now electronically transmit low-valued shipment data to Customs. Using entry type 86 transaction, which includes importer and/or consignee information, the entry is transmitted via the Automated […]

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Update on Post Summary Corrections (PSC) for importers

With the transition to ACE over the last few years, one of the big benefits was the improvement of the Post Summary Corrections(PSC) filing process.  With that, importers were looking forward to correcting entries quickly, easily, and less-expensively, regardless of the original filer. However, last year, CustomsNow identified a bug in ACE which was preventing […]

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Additional broker verifications on importers

According to this Federal Register notice, CBP is proposing amendments to the current broker verification regulations, and WOW!, it’s going to be a lot of additional work for the broker.  This proposed amendment will require customs brokers to collect certain information from importers to enable the broker to verify the identity of an importer.  CBP […]

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CPSC begins to integrate with ACE

The September Trade Support Network (TSN) monthly meeting featured speakers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and our own Nic Adams, VP Client Services for CustomsNow, was there.  The CPSC representatives announced that in late Fall, 2019, they will be deploying functionality that will link their Risk Assessment Methodology system, known as ITDS/RAM, with […]

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Additional 301 tariffs start September 1st

The U.S. puts in place the latest tariff increase – here’s what you need to know… As announced on August 30th, 2019 in a Notice of Modification of Action from the Office of the United States Trade Representatives, additional 301 tariffs are now in place. For products covered by Annex A of the August 20, […]

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FY2020 CBP increases MPF min and max amount

According to CBP, due to inflation the minimum and maximum amount for MPF (Merchandise Processing Fee) for CBP fiscal year 2020 will change starting October 1st. The MPF ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will not change, however the minimum and maximum amounts on formal entries will change as follows: MPF minimum as of Oct 1st […]

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