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  • Newly published guidance from FSIS for meat, poultry and egg products
    On July 7th the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published guidance for Importing Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products into the United States.  FSIS is the public health regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that domestic and imported meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. [...]
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  • Changes announced to the Customs broker exam process!
    On June 30, 2017, CBP published a final rule in the Federal Register regarding the customs broker exam process.  Previously CBP had published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to modernize the customs broker’s examination provisions which is now made final. Specifically, CBP proposed amending the customs broker’s examination provisions, which are contained in 19 [...]
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  • Lost your tariff number? Wondered the status of GSP? Read on…
      On June 29th CBP published CSMS message no. 17-000381 announcing the availability of Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1704, which went into effect on July 1, 2017. This USHTS update contains modifications mandated by the 484 F Committee (the Committee for Statistical Annotation of Tariff Schedules), adjustments to several Participating Government Agency (PGA) indicators, and [...]
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  • Hot off the press! July 8, 2017 ACE Deployment Postponed
    Hold that thought…. CBP has just announced that the July 8th scheduled deployment for Entry Summary functionality to ACE has been postponed.  Though just announced under a month ago, CBP has determined that a few more things need to be worked about before the deployment. Read more of the history on this topic here. Per CBP, [...]
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  • CustomsNow Bootcamp – ISF “how to”
    Ever wonder how EASY it is to file an ISF and how EASY it is to automate the filing?  Well, now courtesy of the experts at CustomsNow, you can find out first-hand. Please join us on June 29th, 1:00 pm CST, so we can take the mystery out of this process for you. Spend an [...]
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  • Where’d you go, Exchange Rates?
    CBP no longer providing for exchange rate queries in ABI. In CSMS# 17-000336, June 8, 2017, CBP announced that currency exchange rates will now be found on only on their website, and that “As of July 8, 2017 the foreign currency exchange rates and its related currency rate query will no longer be provided via [...]
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  • Say “Goodbye” to blanket flagging in Reconciliation on July 8th, 2017
      It’s the same story we posted on January 10th, 2017, only this time it’s actually going to happen. As a follow up to yesterday’s blog, CBP pulled out a bit of a surprise this week in announcing that reconciliation was finally moving to ACE, along with other Post Summary capabilities, effective July 8th, 2017. With this deployment, [...]
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  • ACE Post Release Deployment – Hot off the press and one month to prepare!
    On June 8, 2017, CBP issued CSMS# 17-000334 – ACE Post Release Deployment, and published a Federal Register notice announcing the implementation of a series of new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) capabilities effective July 8, 2017.  These capabilities include Collections and Statements, Reconciliation, Drawback*, Duty Deferral and Liquidation. A little history…  On December 12, 2016, [...]
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  • CustomsNow to sponsor at AAEI Conference in Austin, Texas – June 20-22nd!
    The AAEI 96th Annual Conference & Expo officially kicks off June 20th, in Austin, Texas and   CustomsNow™ is excited to be a sponsor! CNI’s Karin Smith (CEO), Cynthia Schenk (VP Sales) and   Nic Adams (VP Client Services) will be there, so  please stop  booth #27 to say hello. Additionally, we would be happy to schedule a private [...]
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  • W Coast Trade Symposium recap: E-commerce is THE hot topic
      CustomsNow attended CBP’s West Coast Trade Symposium last week in Phoenix.  The theme was “Looking Ahead Together: What’s Next for Trade?”  Generally, CBP stated that they would continue to focus on the Priority Trade Issues, as well as the Executive Orders issued by the Trump Administration in 2017. CBP also intends to build on [...]
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  • Free JOC webcast: Case study of Top 100 importers
    The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the US — essential information for shippers, carriers, and third-party logistics providers. This webcast, the first in a two-part [...]
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  • Target CEO blasts border adjustment tax at House hearing: ‘Americans will pay more’
    From RetailDive.com: The House of Representatives’ Ways and Means committee on Tuesday called on five experts — including Target CEO Brian Cornell and former President/CEO of Wal-Mart U.S. William Simon — to testify on the impacts of the Trump Administration’s proposed border adjustment tax in a hearing on the matter. For Target, the proposed 20% border tax [...]
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  • Register now for reduced rate for 2017 G.TEC event in Long Beach!
    There’s still time to register for the reduced, advance rate for NCBFAA Educational Institute’s 2017 Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC)! This year’s event will be held August 7-8 in beautiful Long Beach, CA.  G.TEC gathers professionals from all facets of the industry-regardless of membership or affiliation-for two days of educational sessions and networking. CustomsNow™ is proud to [...]
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  • CBP clears up guidance for air split shipments
      In CSMS #17-000279, US Customs has clarified the process for air split shipments: CBP regulations require that all cargo arriving on split conveyances be entered in the air manifest system. The carrier is required to manifest the air waybill, in accordance with the CAMIR, as a split with the data for each conveyance and [...]
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  • Free supply chain fraud & integrity webinar tomorrow 5/17
    From our friends at the United States Fashion Industry Association: International supply chains are made up of a diverse range of actors including contract/joint-venture/owned manufacturers; transportation providers, warehouse operators; customs brokers; and related and third party distributors. Cases of bribery, misappropriation of funds, smuggling, and customs fraud can have a very significant f...
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  • Importer’s lament: “Why isn’t my release visible to my carrier?”
      Nic Adams, CustomsNow’s Vice President, Client Services, offers guidance for importers who are frustrated that their carriers don’t seem to have visibility to shipment releases even when there is a CBP release on the cargo: I have a Customs release, and a 1USG, but my carrier says my shipment isn’t clear.  I know I referenced [...]
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  • ACE Portal: Updated CBP guidance for veterans and newcomers
      US Customs has updated web content to help users better understand the ACE Secure Data Portal —  perfect for members with existing portal access, and new trade members who are looking to gain access to the ACE Portal. The new content will help ACE Portal users have a better understanding of the account process [...]
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  • EPA imports: New enforcement of HTS flagging kicks in on 5/18
    From CSMS #17-000253: On May 18, 2017, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) flagging for all Environmental Protection Agency programs for all filers will be enforced. Once the flags are enforced, the filer will either need to file the required information electronically using the PGA message set or disclaim using the appropriate code. Reminder from EPA: [...]
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  • LA trade professionals – don’t miss this Trade Week event on 5/18!
    Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum has quickly become one of the foremost trade events in Southern California. Businesses of all sizes will find value in the event’s content and attendee network. Additionally, access to decision makers – both government and private sector – offers opportunities to connect directly to key influencers. CustomsNow™ [...]
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  • ATF importers: Updated ACE filing guide now available
    The latest from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (CSMS 17-000248): The Department of the Treasury, Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has posted an updated ACE Filing Guide for TTB Related Commodities, V7.5. A list of changes may be found on page 4 of the document.  The primary reason for the update [...]
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  • Pay duties while protest is pending? Importers may not have a choice
    Eye-opening piece by Susan Kohn Ross, Esq. of  Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP: Due Your Duty With the ever-increasing scrutiny being brought to compliance and the payment of duties on imported goods by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), it is worth commenting that any duties which are due when an entry liquidates may, in fact, [...]
Customs Now, Inc.
Customs Now, Inc.
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  • ACE: CBP updates PGA Filing Status document
    US Customs has posted an updated version of the PGA Filing Status document. The updated version includes the status of import and export PGA pilots, the accepted electronic filing methods, and indicates those PGAs that are no longer accepting paper filings. For reference, this document also contains the relevant PGA announcements in the Federal Register, [...]
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Customs Now, Inc.
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  • Importers: This could be the cause of your FDA rejects
    From CSMS #17-000227: CBP and FDA are in the process of updating the ACE PGA flags for FDA requirements.  Specifically, the tariff numbers that had flags for ACS OGA of FD0 are getting ACE PGA requirements updates to have either no FDA flag, FD1 (FDA May Be Required) or FD2 (FDA Required). In the meantime, [...]
Customs Now, Inc.
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  • Food importers: Are you ready for new FSVP requirements on May 30?
        Starting May 30, 2017, FDA will begin implementing the FDA’s Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). Under new FDA regulations, US food importers for the first time must ensure that imported food for humans and animal is as safe as domestically produced food. It is up to each importer to establish their own FSVP. In addition, as [...]

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