Don’t Wait… Migrate! An Update on US CBP ACE

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established a schedule for completing development of all core trade processing capabilities in Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) by the end of 2016. This schedule includes seven planned deployments, and three deadlines for mandatory use of ACE.

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To Label or Not to Label: Country of Origin Labeling Requirements Divide EU

On Tuesday 15 April, the European Parliament voted on a proposed law to require manufacturers to label all non-food goods with their country of origin. Previously voluntary, country of origin labeling may soon be mandatory for European manufacturers, which has the industry divided.

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Global Trade News Summary – Happy Monday!

Take a look again at the most important news and start the week fully informed with the news that Global Trade News brought to you last week in Twitter: Continue reading

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US C-TPAT and Portal 2.0 Update – SVI Number & Exports

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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Decoding Origin Rules in the European Union

Do you need proof of origin to export goods from the European Union (EU)?  What about when importing them into the EU?  Much of that depends on the classification of the good and whether or not you will be looking at preferential or non-preferential origin.  But how do you determine that and does it really matter?

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US Exporters Get 180 Day Reprieve for AES Compliance

US Exporters now have an additional 180 days to come into compliance with the latest US Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) changes that came into effect on April 5, 2014. The Census Bureau, in accordance with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will give exporters until October 2, 2014 to educate themselves on new export requirements while avoiding penalties for errors in compliance to new regulations.

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Shark Fin Trade Loses Flavour in China

Shark fin soup may soon disappear from menus in China. Trade in shark fins between Hong Kong and China has decreased by 90 percent in 2013, as recently revealed by animal rights group, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The shark fins, sometimes from endangered specimens of shark, are used to make products, such as health supplements, but are mostly consumed – especially in the popular luxury Chinese dish, shark fin soup.

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Global Trade News Summary – Happy Monday!

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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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US Organizations Still Waiting on GSP Renewal

In our last update, on 4 December 2013, there were 375 US organizations calling for the immediate renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Congress allowed the legal authorization of the GSP program to expire on 31 July 2013. The GSP Supporter List now reports 530 organizations, of which, 79 percent are small businesses.

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