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, 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

DOJ Uncovers Massive U.S. Customs Fraud Scheme

Posted by Caroline Brown on Fri, Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:00 AM

Three international trade companies, the President of the San Diego Customs Brokers Association, and seven others face federal charges after investigators uncovered a multi-million dollar import fraud scheme in Southern California.

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

Upcoming Webinar: The Secrets to Import Success

Posted by Caroline Brown on Thu, Jun, 7 2012 @ 4:40 AM

Join Amber Road and American Shipper on Wednesday, June 20at 2pm EDT for a webinar that will discuss findings from the second annual Import Operations & Compliance Benchmark Study, published by American Shipper and BPE Global. Key topics will include:

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Import Management, Entry Management

AAEI Calls for Change in Customs Bureaucracy

Posted by Caroline Brown on Thu, Nov, 19 2009 @ 10:23 AM

The American Association of Exporters & Importers is speaking out against the new structure of the Office of Regulations & Rulings (part of the Office of International Trade within Customs & Border Patrol.) In a letter on Friday to Acting Commissioner Jayson Ahern, AAEI charged that the organizational change has led to delays, because OR&R determinations are subjected to OIT management review.

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Topics: Import Management, Entry Management

Banana Tariff Deal Expected Soon in WTO

Posted by Caroline Brown on Thu, Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:10 AM

The WTO expects to close a long-running dispute over banana tariffs in the next two weeks, according to ICTSD.

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Topics: Import Management, Entry Management