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

Posted by Colleen Bush

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

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

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

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

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

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