Register for AAEI Conference Now, Before the Early Bird Rate Expires!

Did you know that Minneapolis is no more than a three hour flight from anywhere in the US?  This means you’re not far from being a part of the American Association of Exporters and Importers’ (AAEI) 93rd Annual Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

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Thomas Winkowski to Serve as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of ICE

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that Thomas S. Winkowski will serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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ACE Deployment Coming Soon

Have you seen details about US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) latest scheduled deployment for Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)?  April 5, 2014 brings the third deployment of capabilities for ACE in this round C of deployments.

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Have You Seen The New CBP.gov?

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched their newly renovated website on 10 March 2014. The new website – CBP.gov – features a sleek new design and updated drop down menus. Upgrades have been made to the content, navigation and to the website search engine.

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AES Changes Are Coming – Here’s What You Should Know

Last year (March 14, 2013), the US Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) published 15 CFR 30 detailing upcoming changes to the Automated Export System (AES) to go into effect on April 5, 2014. The changes impact the requirements for electronic export information (EEI) that must be reported before submitting via AES.

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Executive Order Mandates Deadline for Trade Single Window in US

The International Trade Data System, ITDS, or as it is commonly referred to “The Single Window” has been given a completion date of December 31, 2016 by an Executive Order signed by US President Obama on February 20, 2014.    This single window will allow for the submission (electronically) of a single set of data elements that will then be reviewed by all relevant government agencies for release and clearance of goods.   This will be a considerable step forward in streamlining the US import and export processes.

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, This Valentine’s Day Post is Just For You!

Romantics around the world celebrate this week, showing feelings of love, affection and friendship. Though it has many names, and is celebrated in many ways, the day, most commonly known as Valentine’s Day, has one theme – the expression of love!

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Canada Gives Its FTZ Program a $5M Push

Canada’s foreign-trade zone (FTZ) program has received little love from manufacturers and retailers that seem unaware of the potential benefits.  Due to this, Canada is shifting their focus to gaining more participation.

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Next Public COAC Meeting Scheduled for February 20, 2014

The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will hold its next public meeting on February 20, 2014. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm EST and is expected to run until 5:00 pm EST.

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US CBP Update: C-TPAT and Portal 2.0

US Customs and Border Protection has seen a significant growth in the C-TPAT program since its implementation in 2001. As of January 2014, the program has grown to 10,678 Certified Partners, signed seven Mutual Recognition Arrangements with foreign Customs administrations, recognized 333 Tier III Importers and has a staffing level of 166. And with all this growth has come the evolution of the program and most recently, the C-TPAT Portal.   Is your company taking advantage of all the C-TPAT program has to offer?

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