Your Questions Answered: CTPAT New Minimum Security Criteria

Posted by Suzanne Richer on June 19, 2019

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) new CTPAT minimum security criteria are here, and the changes to the program bring CTPAT into alignment with fundamental AEO requirements. 

The Global Trade Academy was pleased to welcome CBP Branch Chief Carlos Ochoa to our webinar a few weeks ago to expand the discussion on how the program is aligning itself to new and existing threats not in place when CTPAT was first championed in the early 2000s. 

Check out Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy resource library to hear the original webinar. Here’s a recap of some of the most pressing questions posed during the program.

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Topics: Global Trade Academy, C-TPAT

CTPAT’s New Minimum Security Criteria: Is Your Supply Chain Secure?

Posted by Paris Riley on May 29, 2019

Today, global supply chain security is more important than ever. When conducting cross-border trade and exchanging of goods across the world, many lurking threats can not only disrupt your business but have potentially dire consequences.  To protect you, your company, and your country, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently released new minimum security requirements as it relates to Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT). If you're a CTPAT partner, then you may need to make changes to your supply chain security in order to remain compliant.
 
Hear from CBP directly as CBP's Carlos E. Ochoa and Global Trade Academy's Suzanne Richer present the complimentary webinar,  It’s Time to Review Your Supply Chain Security: CTPAT’s New Minimum Security Criteria, which broadcasts live on  Thursday, May 30 at 2pm EDT
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Topics: Global Supply Chain, Global Trade Academy, C-TPAT

Spring Cleaning: Get Your HS Code Right!

Posted by Suzanne Richer on April 24, 2019

Challenged with classification? Classifying the same product differently in one or more countries? Uncertain as to when a “kit” is a “kit for customs purposes” or when to classify a part with the machine and when not to? 

The Harmonized System (HS) is a global number, to 6-digits, that drives the duties, fees and taxes of a product upon importation, in addition to applicable protective measures (i.e.: antidumping). In addition, the HS number is the basis of many free trade agreement qualification processes. So why do so many companies raise their customs risk and classify some products differently when operating in more than one country?

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Topics: Import Compliance, Product Classification, Export Compliance, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance, Import Customs Filing

Rider University's Global Supply Chain Symposium Highlights Sanctions & Other Trade Hurdles

Posted by Paris Riley on April 18, 2019

Managing a global supply chain isn't confined to simple logistics - trade regulations, Customs entry requirements, and shifting tariff rules can have a weighty impact on your landed cost and speed to market.

That's why, at Rider University's Global Supply Chain Symposium, supply chain leaders spoke on a panel titled Global Trade and Its Impact on Your Supply Chain. Suzanne Richer, Director of Amber Road's Trade Advisory Practice, joined executives from Subaru and Firmenich at the symposium which welcomed supply chain and logistics professionals for a full day of presentations and panels from industry leaders.

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Topics: Events, Global Trade Academy

Surviving the March Madness of Global Supply Chains

Posted by Veronika Clough on March 29, 2019

Global trade today is making the world a smaller place and enabling more markets and regions to link together with less cost and risk. It’s also driving technology development by creating standards and removing economic barriers that inhibit the movement of goods, information, and people. Amber Road’s subject-matter experts provide some thought-provoking insights in a range of industry publications to help companies continue to streamline their global supply chains.

Is Technology the Solution to Supply Chain Complexity? in Inbound Logistics

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Topics: GTM Best Practices, Supply Chain Visibility, Global Supply Chain, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Tackle Trade Compliance with Global Trade Academy's 5-Day Import Boot Camp

Posted by Kelsey Barker on July 13, 2018

Understanding constantly evolving U.S. customs regulations and its complex requirements is a challenging task.

Whether you are looking for a refresher course or are new to the industry and want to get up to speed fast, our hands-on 5-day Import Boot Camp will provide you with a solid understanding of U.S. Customs regulations, requirements, and best practices needed to tackle a multitude of trade compliance issues with authority.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Compliance, Global Trade Academy, Import Customs Filing

Upcoming Webinar: U.S. Trade Policy Is Changing Rapidly & So May Your Job!

Posted by Julia Gorman on June 18, 2018

After lying dormant for almost 30 years, U.S. trade policy has been swept up in a whirlwind of change – and, surprise, your trade compliance job may get caught in the storm too! Your imports of a variety of products just became more expensive with the imposition of special tariffs and import restrictions. 

Join Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy’s upcoming webinar, U.S. Trade Policy Is Changing Rapidly - And So May Your Job!, on June 26th at 2:00PM EDT.

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Importing from China? Your Products Could Be Hit With A 25 Percent “Special” Tariff!

Posted by Suzanne Richer on May 1, 2018

In a further indication that U.S. trade policy toward China has stiffened, the Trump Administration has initiated a punitive tariff action against China under Section 301 of the Tariff Act. Section 301 empowers the White House to impose additional import tariffs on the products of countries who maintain discriminatory policies against U.S. products and services.

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Topics: Import Management, Product Classification, Global Trade Academy

Questioning Your Valuation ABC’s? We Have Answers!

Posted by Julia Gorman on April 26, 2018

Last week, Amber Road’s Global Trade Academy hosted the webinar, Valuation ABC’s & Related Party Transfer Pricing Pitfalls, which reviewed the critical components of proper Customs & Border Protection (CBP)’s valuation declarations, appraised value under Transaction Value, and how to prove inter-company transfer pricing between related parties.

Marian Ladner, Managing Partner at Ladner & Associates PC, presented on behalf of Global Trade Academy. Marian comes from an extensive background in trade law, providing her with a wealth of knowledge on trade compliance. With only an hour to cover such a complex topic, many of our viewers had additional questions.

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

Learn Your Valuation ABC’s With Global Trade Academy's Webinar

Posted by Julia Gorman on April 13, 2018

valuation-200x200The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)'s valuation declarations contain critical components that can end in crisis when left unacknowledged. For seamless trade, global companies must understand the basic components of appraised value under Transaction Value and how to prove inter-company transfer pricing between related parties.

Join Amber Road's Global Trade Academy for our upcoming webinar, Valuation ABC’s & Related Party Transfer Pricing Pitfalls, on Tuesday, April 17 at 2pm EDT. The webinar will address your top questions surrounding value for appraisement:

  • What’s an acceptable transaction value between unrelated parties?
  • What’s “acceptable” related party transfer pricing?
  • Acceptable proof for a CF 28; Focused Assessment (FA), or Importer Self Assessment (ISA) program

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Topics: Webinars, Global Trade Academy, Trade Compliance

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