Webinar: How Will the U.S. Border Adjustment Tax Affect Importers?

Posted by Julia Gorman on Mon, Apr, 10 2017 @ 2:55 PM

Nothing dominates the importing and exporting scenario in the United States more readily today than the discussion around a border tax. With a long-standing trade deficit, the U.S. imports far more than it exports and the proposed border adjustment tax (BAT) would hit imports for an additional 20%. There are supporters and detractors on both sides. 

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

How to Maintain Trade Compliance in a Changing Environment

Posted by Anthony Hardenburgh on Tue, Feb, 28 2017 @ 9:45 AM

If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that the global supply chain can’t expect a continuation of the status quo, and even the surest predictions can be wrong. With last year’s tumultuous end in the rear-view mirror, global companies powering ahead into 2017 must be ready for regulatory change – both the predicted and unexpected.

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

Missing the CBP Trade Symposium? We Have You Covered!

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Fri, Dec, 2 2016 @ 9:53 AM

Are you unable to make it to this year’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trade Symposium in Arlington, VA? Or will you make it to Arlington, but would like a review of the themes and updates from the event?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

Did You Miss the BIS Update Conference? We've Got You Covered

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Tue, Nov, 8 2016 @ 2:44 PM

Were you unable to make it to this year’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Update Conference in Washington, DC? Or did you make it to Washington, DC, but would like a review of the themes and updates from the show?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy

Sole Searching for Answers to Trade Compliance, Customs and Supply Chain Snags

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Thu, Oct, 27 2016 @ 10:21 AM

An unusual rainy start didn’t stop the lively discussions and informative sessions on trade issues, compliance challenges, and customs solutions at FDRA’s Footwear Trade and Distribution Conference (FTDC) last week in Huntington Beach. Nearly 200 of the industry’s top footwear executives, traffic and distribution specialists, customs experts, and service providers joined the longest running U.S. footwear conference on October 16-19. Companies on stage and in the audience included Caleres, Deer Stags, Amer Sports, KEEN, NIKE, Kohl’s, and others.

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Topics: Apparel, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Import Management, Import Compliance

Video Series Chapter 6: Trade Compliance

Posted by Joe Gabro on Wed, Oct, 19 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Continued from Chapter 5: Duty Management

The growth of globalization – along with the proliferation of country-specific trade rules – adds to the complexities that global trade organizations already face on a daily basis. Companies that rely on spreadsheets or increasing personnel only make their trade compliance management less efficient.

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

I Received a CBP Informed Compliance Letter: What’s Next?

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Oct, 6 2016 @ 2:25 PM

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been quietly sending out Informed Compliance Letters with attached CDs of publications and trade regulations over the past several months. If you received one, does this mean your firm is getting audited? And if you didn’t receive one, are you momentarily off the hook?

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

CPSC Commissioner Buerkle Connects with Trade via Amber Road

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Tue, Oct, 4 2016 @ 1:52 PM

On September 22, 2016, Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (pictured to the right with me (left) and Hung Lee (right)) visited Amber Road’s McLean, Virginia office to conduct a live web broadcast to over 200 global trade professionals.  During the webinar, “Are PGAs Prepared to “ACE” the Single Window Initiative?”, Amber Road’s Product Director Hung Lee discussed the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Single Window program, how Partner Government Agencies (PGA) are preparing for the technology shift, and the steps importers need to take to also get ready for the changes this program brings to their technology systems, business processes and supplier relationships. 

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

CPSC Commissioner Buerkle Shares Her Perspective on the ACE Single Window

Posted by Nick Fabretti on Thu, Sep, 1 2016 @ 1:20 PM

The deadline for the US ACE Single Window e-filing initiative is creeping closer - so the question is no longer “if,” but “when” companies will be held accountable for their compliance.  You will soon be required to work within the new environment and interact with a larger group of partner government agencies (PGAs) than ever before.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance

All the Right Moves: Importers Turn to Self-Filing

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on Fri, Aug, 26 2016 @ 12:15 PM

Brokers have, and always will, play a key role in most import organizations, but new research from American Shipper shows importers taking more interest in self-filing amid an ever-changing import environment.
American Shipper’s
new Import Benchmark Study, produced in partnership with BPE Global, looks at how mandatory implementation this year of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), possible new sweeping free trade agreements, the new drawback law, and complex global regulatory regimes are influencing the decision to take import compliance functions in-house.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Import Management, Global Trade Management, Import Compliance