Reasonable Care: A Company Approach to Reducing and Mitigating Risk

Posted by Joe Gabro on Fri, Jun, 3 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Reasonable care standards promote a consistent approach to a company’s import process and are often a mitigating factor in avoiding penalties. Amber Road's Trade Advisory Practice and the Journal of Commerce recently conducted a survey to help organizations rate their reasonable care process over its import and entry filings.

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Topics: Import Management, Entry Management, Importer Security Filing

The ACE Single Window:  A Catalyst for Change

Posted by Ty Bordner on Fri, Apr, 22 2016 @ 10:54 AM

Customs organizations around the world are finally modernizing their systems. Importers will be able to eliminate manual processes, improve visibility to trade flows, and more easily comply with applicable laws and regulations. The WCO (World Customs Organization) labels this type of system as a “Single Window” where Customs effectively centralizes the collection of data and distributes it to all required agencies to realize a coordinated and more efficient border control.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Product Classification, Entry Management

[Register Now!] Total Supply Chain Risk Management Webinar Series Pt. 3: Cargo Security

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Jun, 29 2015 @ 10:27 AM

Risk is a fact of life for any supply chain, whether it’s dealing with quality and safety challenges, supply shortages, legal issues, regulatory and environmental compliance, or natural disasters. Luckily, companies can take a proactive approach to risk management to ensure their global supply chains are insulated.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Import Management, Entry Management, Importer Security Filing

[Now Available!] American Shipper’s 2014 Import Operations and Compliance Benchmark

Posted by Colleen Bush on Wed, Jul, 30 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Although importers are becoming savvier in managing their global import operations, their advances in sophistication and technology deployment are being offset by increased external complexity. Importers seem to be forever chasing a moving target.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Import Management, Import Compliance, Entry Management

10 Predicted U.S. Customs and Border Protection Changes in 2014

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Feb, 17 2014 @ 3:25 PM

As the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to play an increasing role in regulating trade, 2014 will bring about big changes at the agency, which will directly impact importers and exporters. Attorney Peter Quinter, who chairs the Customs & International Trade Law Group of GrayRobinson, P.A., has compiled a list of 10 predictions about where CBP is headed:

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Export Compliance, Entry Management

Is the Government Shutdown Hindering Your International Trade Operations?

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, Oct, 11 2013 @ 9:38 AM

Despite Customs remaining largely staffed during the government shutdown, many companies are seeing their import and export operations screeching to a halt as they hit trade roadblocks from other furloughed agencies.

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Topics: Import Management, Duty Management, Export Management, Trade Agreements, Entry Management

CBP’s Trusted Trader Program Includes New Incentives for Importers

Posted by Colleen Bush on Wed, Aug, 28 2013 @ 12:12 PM

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they are aiming to begin the first phase of a Trusted Trader program this fall. The program will enable CBP to better manage supply chain security and compliance by unifying the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) initiatives:

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Topics: Import Management, Admissibility Review, Entry Management

ISF 10+2 Enforcement: CBP Prepares to Enter Liquidated Damages Phase

Posted by Colleen Bush on Thu, Jun, 13 2013 @ 9:07 AM

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it will begin the liquidated damages phase of the Importer Security Filing (ISF) on July 9, 2013. These ISF enforcement phases are designed to help CBP make more informed targeting decisions regarding high-risk US-bound cargo.

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Topics: Import Management, Entry Management, Importer Security Filing

Import Operations and Compliance Benchmark Study: American Shipper’s 2013 Research Report

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, May, 31 2013 @ 10:17 AM

The 2013 Import Operations and Compliance Benchmark Study: Two Worlds Collide has just been released! This report is based on a study recently conducted by American Shipper and BPE Global to learn more about the issues impacting U.S. import operations and compliance managers.

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Topics: Global Sourcing, Import Management, Import Compliance, Entry Management

Trade Facilitation: The Current State of US Import Policy

Posted by Colleen Bush on Mon, Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:10 AM

International trade is a critical component of the US economy, with US imports alone amounting to $2.2 trillion in 2011. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the primary agent charged with ensuring the smooth flow of trade. A recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) analyzed the US import process and uncovered complex challenges CBP faces in creating import policy.

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Topics: Import Management, Document Management, Post-Entry Actions, Entry Management, Importer Security Filing