Supply Chain Pressures Heating Up This Summer

Posted by Veronika Clough on June 28, 2019

Blistering heatwaves aren’t only rolling through Europe. Global trade is heating up with looming trade wars, demanding and cumbersome regulations and brewing disruptions with stormy summer weather. To keep cool and in control, companies must have clear visibility across their supply chains and the right tools to keep everything running smoothly. Amber Road’s subject matter experts offer insight and solutions in the following articles, which appeared in industry publications.

CBP Updates Supply Chain Cybersecurity Guidelines in Sourcing Journal

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Topics: Apparel, Transportation Management, Global Trade Management, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Trade Compliance, Risk and Quality Management, C-TPAT, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

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

Amber Road Launches New Multi-Country Customs Warehousing Platform with Enhanced Support for European Customs Filing

Posted by Kelsey Barker on April 9, 2019

Amber Road has expanded its support for customs filing in Europe in conjunction with the launch of a new multi-country customs warehousing platform. These solutions address the need for companies to rapidly configure their supply chain given changes in trade regulations or business strategy and to fully digitize trade processes with direct self-filing to customs agencies.

The Amber Road GTM solution integrates Global Knowledge® trade content from over 170 countries with order-to-cash processes to ensure compliant cross-border trade.  The new multi-country customs warehousing solution delivers a single platform from which to take advantage of the cost savings and supply chain efficiencies when moving bonded and non-bonded inventory in and out of Europe.   

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Topics: Duty Management, Free Trade Agreements, Import Customs Filing

Global Post-Entry Adjustment - Now Easier than Ever

Posted by Paris Riley on February 22, 2019

After a long day of work, the last thing anybody wants to hear is they need to go back and fix a mistake. Unfortunately, when it comes to the Customs filing process, errors are more common than anybody would like, and once an error is noticed importers have an obligation to go back and correct it. For large shippers who could potentially have 15,000 entries with 150,000 lines in a year, this makes post-entry adjustment a burdensome task to execute. At last, there is hope for importers after all.

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Topics: Import Management, Import Customs Filing

Webinar: Trade Updates for NAFTA, ACE, and Anti-Dumping Investigations

Posted by Kelsey Barker on August 13, 2018

Summer is ending, and it’s time to study up! Between CBP’s ACE updates, NAFTA re-negotiations, and anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations – a lot of updates are expected in August.

So sharpen your pencils, organize a new binder, and tune in to Global Trade Academy’s webinar next week with international trade lawyer Robin Grover.

 

Trade Updates for NAFTA, ACE, and Anti-Dumping Investigations

Tuesday, August 21, at 2PM EST

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Topics: Free Trade Agreements, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

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

Netherlands Places Mandatory AEO Requirement on Customs Agents

Posted by Arne Mielken on July 11, 2017

The EU’s Union Customs Code (UCC) provides the possibility of imposing national conditions or requirements for the status of customs representatives. Customs representatives, also known as Customs brokers, are the professionals that "clear" goods through customs barriers for importers and exporters. This involves the preparation of documents and/or electronic submissions, the calculation and payment of taxes, duties and excises, and facilitating communication between government authorities and importers and exporters. Custom brokers may, for example, be employed by or affiliated with freight forwarders, independent businesses, shipping lines, importers, exporters, trade authorities, and customs brokerage firms.

As of July 1, the Netherlands requires these customs representatives to meet Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) criteria, with the hopes of improving the quality of data they supply in their customs declarations.

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Topics: Entry Management, Import Customs Filing

How to Fully Address the New ACE PGA Requirements

Posted by Joseph Gabro on May 24, 2017

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is leveraging the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system to implement a Single Window with Partner Government Agencies (PGAs). As a result, importers must now prepare all data elements prior to the arrival of goods.  Considering 10-75 data points must be declared at the time of admission, importers must find a way to ensure that the correct information is being submitted in a timely manner.

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Topics: Import Management, Entry Management, Import Customs Filing

Moving at the Speed of Trade: Customs Filing Simplified

Posted by Ty Bordner on May 2, 2017

The world relies on commerce.  Given the current global trade environment and the ongoing shifts in trade policies around the world, customs management is as important as ever. In its 2016 Import Benchmark Report, American Shipper magazine reports that customs self-filing is a growing trend in the industry.  Tools and systems are readily available, providing the shipper with choices in how they file the required information with customs agencies.  Working with third party logistics providers may make sense for some organizations, but leveraging software to file data directly with customs provides added value to many companies.

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Topics: Import Management, Export Management, Import Customs Filing, Export Customs Filing

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