ICPA Heads to Music City! Make Plans to Join Them!

Have you registered to attend the 2014 ICPA Fall Conference? If not, there is still time to register so you don’t miss out on another great ICPA conference. This year’s conference will take place September 10-12, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. With live music and creative energy around every corner, Music City is sure to provide an exciting environment for ICPA’s expert sessions on trade compliance.

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CBP Update on ACE: Your Exports & AES Questions

An Executive Order, signed on February 19, 2014, directs US federal agencies with a role in trade to complete development of an electronic “Single Window” which aims to streamline export and import processes for America’s businesses. One of the processes included in this transformation is the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). By the end of 2016, ACE will have undergone a substantial development aimed to streamline and automate manual processes, eliminate paper and efficiently comply with US laws and regulations through a series of seven developmental stages.

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CBP’s ACEopedia: Your Source for everything ACE!

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established a schedule for completing development of all core trade processing capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) by the end of 2016. Progress on the transition to ACE is underway, and as the deployment schedule rolls on, CBP is keeping the trade up to date on all of the newest features.

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CBP Update on ACE: Questions On Entries & Automated Broker Interface (ABI)

An Executive Order, signed on February 19, 2014, directs US federal agencies with a role in trade to complete development of an electronic “Single Window” which aims to streamline export and import processes for America’s businesses. One of the processes included in this transformation is the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). By the end of 2016, ACE will have undergone a substantial development aimed to streamline and automate manual processes, eliminate paper and efficiently comply with US laws and regulations through a series of seven developmental stages.

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Back to the Basics on FTZs — Part 2

 Back to the Basics on FTZs

Are you deciding if a US Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) is right for your company? Have you recently started participating in an FTZ, or are you new to the role of a Zone Administrator? No matter your position, understanding FTZ basics could be beneficial for you and for your company.

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Back to the Basics on FTZs

Are you deciding if a US Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) is right for your company? Have you recently started participating in an FTZ, or are you new to the role of a Zone Administrator? No matter your position, understanding FTZ basics could be beneficial for you and for your company.

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CBP Update on ACE: Your General Questions Answered

An Executive Order, signed on February 19, 2014, directs US federal agencies with a role in trade to complete development of an electronic “Single Window” which aims to streamline export and import processes for America’s businesses. One of the processes included in this transformation is the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). By the end of 2016, ACE will have undergone a substantial development aimed to streamline and automate manual processes, eliminate paper and efficiently comply with US laws and regulations through a series of seven developmental stages.

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US CBP Announces Trusted Trader Program Test

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced their plan to unify the C-TPAT and ISA programs under a new test program called the “Trusted Trader Program.” The test is expected to last for eighteen (18) months and only ten participants will be selected to participate in the test. According to CBP, the Trusted Trader Program will, “streamline the process through which importers can establish to CBP that they strive to secure their supply chains and strengthen their internal controls for compliance with the existing laws and regulations administered or enforced by CBP.”

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NAFTZ Joins World Free Zones Organization

The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) announced its joining of the official launch of the World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) on 19 May 2014. The World FZO, legally established in Geneva, Switzerland and headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is the newest international body to advocate free zones worldwide. Dubai is expected to begin holding annual World FZO conventions in 2015.

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US C-TPAT and Portal 2.0 Update – C-TPAT Mexico & General Questions

On Tuesday, 25 February, 2014, Integration Point teamed up with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to bring you the latest updates on CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. CBP officials Lauren Kaufer, Shawn Porter and Charles Marker highlighted the current status of the program, upcoming changes and what we can expect in the coming year.

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