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  • Register now for US Customs West Coast Trade Symposium

      CBP’s West Coast Trade Symposium will be held on May 24-25, 2017 at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s symposium includes discussions on E-Commerce, Interagency Vision, Streamlining Processes and Innovation and Technology. New this year, the WCTS will feature multiple tracks to choose from and Center of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) management roundtables. CustomsNow [......

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  • CBP offering free Simplified Processes Initiative webinar

    The Simplified Processes Initiative (SPI) is an effort to develop a transformation strategy to optimize the process of importing goods through collaboration with the trade and CBP. Click here to view a summary of the information that presenter Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations and Entry Division, Office of Trade, Trade Policy and Programs will cover during this [...]

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  • The Hill: Apparel, footwear and retail will greatly suffer if US border tax enacted

    From The Hill: “House Republicans continue to aggressively push their border adjustment tax (BAT) and, if successful, Americans will soon find it hard to get affordable clothing.” “In general, the House Republican “A Better Way” tax blueprint has many excellent attributes. The problem is that the “pay for” is a direct hit on the apparel, footwear and [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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Customs Now, Inc.

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Customs Now, Inc.

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  • ACE: New and updated PGA info posted on CBP.gov

    CBP has recently posted new and updated information on ACE and Partner Government Agencies on CBP.gov. ACE PGA Filing Status – This document provides the filing status and points of contact for the PGAs in ACE. ACE PGA Filing Status – March 2017 ACE PGA Forms List – Imports – This document provides a list of [...]

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  • Retailers try to stay ahead of “seismic shift” in industry

      Target is taking extraordinary steps — such as slashing prices and updating its stores’ assortments —  to address a “seismic shift” in the retail industry as customers spend more on experiences and demand quicker, more convenient ways to shop. According to the Chicago Tribune, “sales also are moving online, and even when customers pick Target [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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  • CBP’s West Coast Trade Symposium in AZ in May

      US Customs has announced that the 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium will be held on May 24-25, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Details to follow here.  

  • Even with ACE, importers still missing mission-critical line level part/SKU reporting

    Now that import entry processing has completely converted to ACE, reports in the ACE portal are rapidly replacing the traditional ITRAC reports as the source of ‘truth’ for entry information.  Finally, importers have access to the single source of data that CBP relies on, and data inconsistencies are a thing of the past (hopefully). Unfortunately, [...]

  • CustomsNow™ to exhibit at CSCMP’s Supply Chain Technology Summit next week

    CustomsNow™ will be joining our friends at CSCMP Southern California Roundtable at its 3rd Annual Supply Chain Technology Summit on March 14.  Please stop by the CustomsNow™ table at in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about how our technology solutions can automate critical parts of your supply chain.                           [...]

  • New guidance on post-importation claims for preferential tariff treatment

    On February 28, 2017, US Customs issued CSMS# 17-000110 – Post-Importation Claims for Preferential Tariff Treatment.  The message announces a change in policy as a result of a recent Court of International Trade decision.  Specifically, the court determined that CBP must allow the claimant, Zojirushi America Corp., to claim a post-importation claim for preferential treatment [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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  • ACE implementation winding down

    After several tumultuous years there is finally a light at the end of the ACE tunnel.  The next significant release falls into the “Post Release” bucket and covers drawback, liquidations, duty deferral, reconciliation, eBond, as well as a few more housekeeping measures.  This release, originally scheduled for January 14, 2017, was postponed in order to [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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  • AAEI early bird registration is now open!

    Register now for the 96th Annual AAEI Conference & Expo which will be held in Austin, Texas at the JW Marriott Austin from June 20-22.  Early bird registration is now open and runs through April 15.  This year’s panel topics include: Trade Policy Status Update FTAs – Multi-Lateral vs Bilateral North America Update Comparing Disclosures [...]

  • Product classification news: Snuggie is a blanket, not a garment!

      From law.com: Since bursting onto the infomercial scene in 2008, one question has confounded the nation about the Snuggie: Is it a blanket or a garment? Nearly ten years later, we finally have our answer. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection had categorized the Snuggie as a garment. This made it subject to a [...]

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  • FDA entry reject? Could be a food facility registration issue…

    If your entry was subject to an FDA reject, perhaps the food facility involved was not properly registered. Per CSMS #17-000078: FDA invalidated food facility registrations that failed to renew during the 2016 biennial registration period. In addition, food facility registration were invalidated for failure of confirmation by a US Agent and/or foreign manufacturer (registered [...]

  • EPA HTS code flagging update and reminders

    From CSMS #17-000074: In an ongoing effort to keep the EPA HTS Code flagging adequate for filers, some changes to the EPA flags were made on 2/9/2017 in ACE by CBP (see CSMS #17-000072). Please keep in mind, the importer is responsible for knowing what to file, regardless of whether a tariff code has been [...]

  • Three new FDA import updates

    FDA has been and continues to be a very active PGA when it comes to ACE matters:   1.  Submission of FDA data in ACE As discussed in a previous blog post, CBP and FDA are working to implement changes related to FDA’s Final Rule on Submission of Food and Drug Administration Import Data in ACE [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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  • ATF imports? Big change for submission of PGA information

      From CSMS #17-000056: Effective immediately, importers filing ATF information electronically through ACE are required to use the PGA Message Set. DIS images of ATF Forms, including Form 6 and 6A, will no longer be accepted. When the PGA message set is filed correctly, the importer will received an automatic “May Proceed” from ATF, and [...]

  • Duty free claims: Updated requirements for HTS Subheading 9801.00.10 – US and Foreign Goods Returned

      The recent expansion of subheading 9801.00.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule affects time limits for filing duty free claims for returned goods, and the documents that may be requested when reviewing such claims. As discussed in US Customs’ CSMS #17-000046, subheading 9801.00.10 now includes all products exported from and returned to the United States, regardless [...]

  • Get a rare glimpse into Toyota’s lean warehouse operations!

      From our friends at CSCMP Southern California Roundtable:                               What to Expect: Observe Toyota’s methods for storing parts and dispatching work for 50% higher productivity than competitors. Learn how JIT logistics doubled inventory turns while providing superior fill rates to dealers [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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  • How will CBP’s drawback program change in the coming months?

    The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 included a sweeping “game-changer” for the CBP drawback program, providing numerous, significant enhancements to the drawback laws under 19 U.S.C. § 1313, long-sought over the past decade by both CBP and the trade. Section 906, Drawback and Refunds, of the Act goes far to strengthen the [...]

  • LA trade professionals: Attend WITOC’s State of the Trade 2017 event

      Join Women In Trade — Orange County for its annual – The State of Trade – Symposium and Luncheon. Hear leading industry members and top local government officials provide a recap of 2016 and a look ahead of what to expect for 2017. There will be speakers from CBP, FDA and CPSC that will [...]

  • ACE: Free FDA webinar 1/31 to review Supplemental Guide 2.5

      FDA and CBP will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time to review updates to FDA’s Supplemental Guidance for ACE Version 2.5 and the related PGA Samples.  FDA will go over updates to the Implementation Guide that will go into Production on Thursday, February [...]

  • CBP advises to disable auto-complete functionality for ACE Portal passwords

    From US Customs’ January 2017 ACE Monthly Trade Update:  

  • Everything you need to know about PMS in ACE

    From US Customs’ January 2017 ACE Monthly Trade Update: Below are the preliminary (11th workday) and final (15th workday) dates for Periodic Monthly Statement (PMS). The latest date in which the “Preliminary” PMS can be requested to generate is the 11th workday of the month. However, some companies do request their preliminary PMS to generate before [...]

  • US apparel, footwear industries fear Trump trade plan

    From our friends at the American Apparel & Footwear Association: January 15: The United States is one of the world’s largest apparel markets, but 97 percent of the garments sold here are made elsewhere. So it will come as no surprise if fashion is the first industry to be affected when President-elect Donald Trump launches [...]

  • ACE reporting: CBP publishes updates for protest filers and more

    With the postponement of the deployment of ACE post-entry functionality, shippers now have some time to familiarize themselves with US Customs’ recent update of ACE reporting capabilities. Specifically, the ACE Reports Team has recently deployed a new ACE Reports Workspace for Protest Filer Accounts and published new and updated ACE Reports documentation available in the [...]

  • US shippers forced to look inland for warehouse space

    Continuing a trend that ran through 2016, demand for industrial space is expected outpace supply, leaving importers and exporters competing for a scant supply of prime warehouse and distribution space close to major seaports and transportation hubs.  According to the Journal of Commerce, shippers may be relegated to secondary markets, such as the Inland Empire [...]

  • Free NCBFAA webinar on 1/17: “Trade Perspectives Under President Trump”

                    From our friends at NCBFAA: Countdown to the Inauguration:  Trade Perspectives Under President Trump Following up on NCBFAA’s well-attended post-election webinar on the direction of trade in the new Trump Administration, this presentation will attempt to pull together information that has emerged since then and try to plot [...]

  • Breaking news! CBP postpones deployment of Jan 14 ACE post-entry functionality

      From CSMS #17-000009:   Notice Regarding ACE – Postponement of the January 14 deployment This notice is with regard to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The January 14, 2017, deployment of post release capabilities including  liquidation (with the exception of the electronic posting of the Notices of Liquidation on CBP.gov), [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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  • Breaking news! ACE Oct 29 deadline for post-release functions moved to January 2017

    As announced on today’s ACE Technical Call with the trade: US Customs continues to assess stakeholder readiness for the mandatory transition of post-release capabilities in ACE.  In order to allow additional time for all stakeholders to prepare for this transition, and to provide the opportunity to solicit and receive public comment on the associated regulatory [...]

  • Continued fallout from the Hanjin bankruptcy

      Update from the Journal of Commerce:* A US federal maritime commissioner said that shipping alliances may have to prove that they have emergency procedures in case a member files for bankruptcy, as Hanjin Shipping has done, adversely affecting its own customers and those of its shipping partners in its CYKHE alliance. Since the collapse [...]

  • LA/OC area trade professionals: Attend the CSCMP networking event!

        Join CSCMP for an evening of networking in partnership with Irvine Chamber of Commerce Emerging Professionals at Il Fornaio Restaurant, one of Orange County’s premier dining establishments.  The event takes place on Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30PM-7:30PM. This is a free* event for members of CSCMP and Irvine Chamber, but the event is open to non-members as [...]

  • Take the American Shipper 2016 supply chain analytics benchmark survey

      From American Shipper: Most supply chain practitioners have turned to using analytics, business intelligence or reporting tools to better understand how their transportation networks are functioning, and how they might be improved. American Shipper, for the first time, is benchmarking this all-important discipline, and we need your valuable feedback to make this initiative a [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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  • Invest in technology to improve visibility to your inbound supply chain

        GTNexus has just published a free white paper, “Visibility in the Inbound Supply Chain: Finding a Clear Competitive Advantage as Complexity Grows.” The key takeaway of the report: The companies that are gaining a competitive edge are the ones investing in technology that can greatly improve inbound visibility and best address the current [...]

  • Port of LA/LB: Clarification on refund of duties & fees for FDA refused merchandise

        US Customs’ Los Angeles Field Office, along with the Agricultural and Prepared Products Center of Excellence and Expertise, has released a Public Bulletin announcing clarification and guidance on revenue refund requests for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated merchandise which has been refused admission into the US.   The bulletin is directed towards “the local [...]

  • High demand for supply chain professionals in the manufacturing and retail industries

    SupplyChain 24/7 has published some significant new trends in the search for new talent in the supply chain industry Demand for supply chain professionals in manufacturing and retail have “gone through the roof.” Women are finally breaking into the top echelons of what had been a male-dominated industry. With big data driving insights, many companies are seeking analysts [...]

  • ACE: What’s changing for duty deferral processing?

      Effective October 29, 2016, US Customs will cease processing duty deferral entries in ACS and will do so via ACE.  According to CBP, fortunately for filers, most of duty deferral processing will largely stay the same.   1) What will change with duty deferral in ACE? There are only minor changes to duty deferral [...]

  • Webinar: Top 10 things to do if you receive an Informed Compliance letter from CBP

    Critical information from our friends at DeLeon Trade, Braumiller Law Group, and the Law Office of George R. Tuttle.  who are hosting a free webinar on September 29 from 11:00am – 12:30pm CST to discuss how to respond to a US Customs Informed Compliance letter.  Register here. CBP has begun to issue informed compliance notification letters to importers. [...]

Customs Now, Inc.

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  • ACE: More CBP guidance on filing drawback claims

    In follow up to yesterday’s post on changes to drawback filings that are effective October 29, please note that US Customs has revised the ACE Entry Summary Business Process document (now version 7.5a – Trade) in which Section 18, the drawback section, has been clarified and addresses feedback from the trade community.   Together, these two [...]

  • ACE: What’s changing for drawback filings?

        As we’ve recently blogged, US Customs has moved the long-standing ACE deadline of October 1 to October 29 for numerous post-release capabilities, including duty drawback. CBP has posted a summary of the changes for filing in ACE vs ACS, effective October 29: Filers (both ABI and non-ABI) will submit only Entry type 47 for drawback; entry [...]

  • Update: Guidance for cargo moving in-bond from an FTZ to bonded warehouse

        In follow up to our recent blog post on this topic, US Customs has announced that it expects to deploy a fix on September 15 to address a glitch in ACE requires filers of certain in-bond entries to contact their CBP client representatives to intervene, for the time being, to generate an arrival message. See CSMS [...]

  • CBP’s formal announcement on ACE deadline move to Oct 29

      In follow up to yesterday’s blog post, here is US Customs’ official announcement of the move of the October 1 ACE deadline to October 29: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been assessing stakeholder readiness for the mandatory transition of post-release capabilities in ACE and has heard from key industry partners on the need [...]

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