CBP C-TPAT Portal 2.0 Webcast: Question & Answers Regarding SVI

On January 15, 2015, 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) Portal 2.0.  There were many questions asked during the webcast that we were not able to cover, and the presenters have taken the time to answer some of those for us now.  Responses to the questions have been provided directly by CBP and are presented below without edit or alteration.  Please note that a due to the fact that a number of questions require lengthy explanation, CBP refers the user to the CBP Portal 2.0 User Manual for a more specific explanation (and screen shots).  The User Guide can be found at http://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/cargo-security/c-tpat-customs-trade-partnership-against-terrorism/portal-resource.

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Mexico Sees Benefits in FTA with Panama

Mexican senators have called for the ratification of the Mexico-Panama free trade agreement (FTA) after discussing its potential benefits. Among the many potential benefits is the opportunity for Mexico to diversify its exports to Panama.

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Is Your Organization Utilizing Export Compliance Best Practices?

In 2014, the US saw exports of goods increase $43.7 billion according to the US Census; while the European Union saw a $14.5 billion increase, China a $2.3 billion increase, and Mexico a $14.2 billion increase.  Exports are on the rise. Is your export compliance program ready for the demand?

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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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Why Tariffs Alone Will Not Keep You Compliant – What you wanted to know in Spanish!

A few months ago, Integration Point presented a 60-minute webcast on why companies that rely on tariff schedules alone are not truly compliant in their importing/exporting processes. Now, Integration Point is presenting this webcast in Spanish!

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Are You an Early Adopter?

With the mandatory filing date of May 1st quickly approaching, and more following soon thereafter, the time to prepare for the transition to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is dwindling.  On the May 1st deadline all electronic manifest filings will be required to be filed into the new ACE environment.

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