Union Customs Code – Program Changes & What’s Still in Review

Recently, Integration Point hosted a webcast on the Union Customs Code (UCC) and the upcoming changes in the European Union.   The presenter, Mr. Walter Van der Meiren, Brokerage Division Manager, Europe Region, for UPS, shared a great deal of information about the UCC, the changes forthcoming and how companies can prepare for these changes.  There were several questions submitted that we did not have time to cover, and Mr. Van der Meiren has agreed to answer those here.  Our first post discussed the timing of the changes and how a company can prepare.  Today’s questions deal with the changes to some of the programs and what’s still in review.

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Made In… Country of Origin Determination & Marking – Part 3

Country of origin determination and marking is quickly becoming mandatory in many countries today. While it may seem simple enough, products sourced and manufactured in multiple countries present a unique problem: from where did they originate?

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We Owe It All To You!

Integration Point has recently been selected to receive the designation of a Great Supply Chain Partner for 2014 from SupplyChainBrain. The recognition is especially significant, not as a pat on our own backs, but as a reminder of how great our customers are.

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Integration Point Now Reports on Latin America!

Do you do business in Latin America? Are you planning to expand into this market or would just like to know what is happening in Latin American trade?

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Customs Aggressively Moving to Discontinue Post-Importation Claims for Certain Free Trade Agreements

A Guest Post by James Sawyer and Beata K. Spuhler from Drinker Biddle & Reath

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Union Customs Code – Preparing for the Changes

Recently, Integration Point hosted a webcast on the Union Customs Code (UCC) and the upcoming changes in the European Union.   The presenter, Mr. Walter Van der Meiren, Brokerage Division Manager, Europe Region, for UPS, shared a great deal of information about the UCC, the changes forthcoming and how companies can prepare for these changes.  There were several questions submitted that we did not have time to cover, and Mr. Van der Meiren has agreed to answer those here.  Today’s questions deal with the timing of the change and how a company can prepare.

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Ready to Discover the Americas? New Markets Await!

Is your company ready to discover new markets in the Americas? The “Discover Global Markets: The Americas” (DGMA) conference will show you how!

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No Seconds: Russia Trims the Fat with Multi-National Food Embargo

On August 7, 2014, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced a ban on food products from the European Union (EU), US, Canada, Norway and Australia in an apparent move of retaliation. The countries included in the ban have previously issued sanctions against Russia in response to their government support of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

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Georgia Won’t Follow Other Nations on Russian Sanctions as Russia Suspends FTA

Georgia has stated that it will not be among the nations issuing sanctions against Russia. In 2014, Japan, the European Union (EU) and the US issued sanctions against specific Russian sectors in the wake of its government’s involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. Georgian officials have made it clear that they don’t have any immediate plans to follow suit.

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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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