Why Tariffs Alone Will Not Keep You Compliant

Regulatory compliance can be viewed as a puzzle with many different pieces that fit together to create a solid compliance program.  Tariff schedules are just one piece of this puzzle, but many organizations today are relying on basic tariff information as a mainstay of their compliance processes. Accessing tariff schedules is just the start of putting the puzzle together.  Companies must then factor in the changes that take place throughout the year and sharing that information across their supply chain to maintain compliance.

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Global Trade News Summary – Happy Monday!

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Calling All Automotive Companies – Best Practices on NAFTA Qualifications

Qualifying for NAFTA can be difficult for any industry, but for those in the Automotive industry, the difficulty level goes up a step.  As an Automotive company trying to qualify for NAFTA, you must not only understand the rules and general notes, but also how to handle averaging, trace value calculations and what-if scenarios.

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Ebola Grips West African Economy as Fear of Contagion Limits Trade

The intensifying Ebola epidemic has several West African communities in the grips of illness and fear and has left the region scrambling for healthcare resources in an attempt to contain the virus. The relentless spread of the Ebola virus that began in March of 2014 has strongly affected West African countries, namely Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, leaving over 4,000 dead. Fear from surrounding nations has disrupted local trade with the affected countries, diminishing what was once an optimistic economic outlook for these emerging nations. Continue reading

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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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ACE Deployment D Coming October 2014

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will deploy the second release of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Deployment D on October 18, 2014.

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A Decade of Negotiations End with Historic Canada – Honduras FTA

The free trade agreement (FTA) between Canada and Honduras, entered into force on October 1, 2014, is being celebrated as a historic agreement. Almost 98% of each country’s tariff lines will be ultimately duty-free once the agreement is fully implemented.

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Exports & NAFTA Qualifications – Making It Work in Your Zone Operations

Exporting from a zone and taking advantage of NAFTA Duty Deferral – two scenarios that can become complicated for even the most senior zone operator.

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FDA Orders Up New Foreign Food Import Regulations

Signed into law on January 4, 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will assist the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in their efforts to better protect the safety of the food system and protect public health. Within the FSMA, the FDA amended Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C Act) which requires domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption in the US to register with the FDA and renew these registrations each year.

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