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Automated Compliance: Allied's Stock-in-Trade

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Written by By Jennifer Baljko | INBOUND LOGISTICS  Automating global trade compliance helps electronics component distributor Allied Electronics & Automation nail its screen test. Companies in the import/export business dread the day when a customs official knocks on the door and questions their shipping policies. That day came for distributor Allied Electronics & Automation a few years ago. Allied stocks about 150,000 electronics, automation, and electromechanical products at its Fort Worth, Texas, distribution center. Its core portfolio...
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CBP to Audit Safeguard AD/CVD Goods

CBP to Audit Safeguard AD/CVD Goods
By Brian Bradley| Adam Smith Project Imports subject to both a safeguard tariff and an antidumping or countervailing duty order will be a focus for regulatory auditors.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection soon will deploy informed compliance measures to guide the trade community in complying with recently imposed safeguard tariffs.    Thomas Jesukiewicz, field director of the CBP’s Long Beach, Calif., office, made the announcement during the agency’s 2018 Trade Symposium in Atlanta last Wednesday. He...
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How China’s Economic Aggression Threatens the Technologies & Intellectual Property of the US & the World

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White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy June 2018 [Download Report]
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Cybersecurity a Top Concern as Automated Technologies Gain Traction

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Cybersecurity must be a priority as manufacturers begin rolling out more automated driving systems, transportation industry groups told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency closed a public comment period last month focused on regulations may need to be modified or eliminated to facilitate the safe introduction of automated driving systems in commercial vehicles. The  National Motor Freight Traffic Association  (NMFTA) called on these new vehicle systems to “undergo annual cyber security evaluations before...
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Almost All Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Imported- Now the Industry Is Terrified of Tariffs

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Vans, the 52-year-old brand best known for its unassuming slip-on sneaker, is on a tear. Vans' annual revenue topped $3 billion last year, up nearly tenfold from a decade earlier, propelled in part by cheap and plentiful manufacturing in Asia. But looming tariffs could ground Vans and other footwear brands. Ninety-eight percent of shoes are manufactured abroad, with nearly three-quarters of those imports coming from China, according to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, making...
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