Category: Federal Register Notices

New Aluminum License Requirement

According to the final rule published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2020, The U.S. Department of Commerce put into effect a new system- Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM). Beginning on January 25, 2021, licenses will now be [...]

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 [...]

USTR publishes proposed action and China reacts with it’s own list

As announced, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative; USTR) has determined that the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation covered in the investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden [...]

2018 Annual User Fee Due Jan 26 – Increased Fee Amount!

Customs Brokers:  Your annual user fee is due by January 26, 2018! CBP’s annual user fee is required by CBP for any broker, whether you are a partnership, individual, association or corporation. The fee is due is due at each Customs [...]

Advance Screening for Air Freight to Continue

On July 24th, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published a Federal Register notice announcing an extension of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program which was due to expire on July 26, 2017. The program has been extended [...]

CBP Trade Event – Status of Broker Regs and New Exam Webinar July 26th @ 2:30 EST!

Just announced this afternoon!  WEBINAR TIME CONFIRMED 2:30 EST!! CBP, Broker Management is hosting an online webinar on Wednesday, July 26th, entiled “ORR Broker Regulations and BMB Brokers Exam Webinar”.  This is a must attend to learn, firsthand, about proposed changes [...]

Say “Goodbye” to blanket flagging in Reconciliation on July 8th, 2017

It’s the same story we posted on January 10th, 2017, only this time it’s actually going to happen. As a follow up to yesterday’s blog, CBP pulled out a bit of a surprise this week in announcing that reconciliation was finally moving [...]

ACE: Recon “blanket flagging” to be discontinued on Jan 14

    Attention recon filers!  Effective January 14, US Customs will no longer apply ‘Blanket Reconciliation Flagging’ to entry summaries.  CBP has left it up to the importers and their brokers.  As a result, all reconciliation flagging must be done [...]

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