Import Export Customs Compliance and Trade News

Trade and customs compliance and regulation news that affect import, export, transportation, logistics, and supply-chain industry and how you do business.
John Goodrich

NAFTA Solicitation: The Annual Disaster of the Forms

If you export goods under the NAFTA, how do you know they qualify for the program? As a NAFTA exporter your company has an obligation to determine if the goods it is exporting meet the NAFTA rules of origination. If your company did not manufacture the goods, it is necessary to identify the producer of those goods and to obtain a NAFTA certificate of origin or an equivalent manufacturer’s affidavit from them showing that the...
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Denise Valles

NAFTA SEMINAR QUESTION: NAFTA and Canadian classifications

  ATTENDEE: I have a Canadian customer asking for the export NAFTA to be filled out with the Canadian classifications numbers on it.  I understand that the first 6 digits are going to be the same, however he is wanting me to put the last 4 digits that are only shown on the Canadian list on the NAFTA. For example.  On the U.S. Schedule the classification number is 7216.33.0000.  On the Canadian Schedule it is...
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Michael Laden

C-TPAT Gets a Makeover

We have recently experienced a significant uptick or resurgence in curiosity about the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.  Any number of factors could be driving this renewed interest.  It's a good sign and bodes well for U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) who was tasked by former Commissioner Bersin with growing the program from 10,000 to 50,000 members in the coming years.  It also comes at a time when the C-TPAT program is getting...
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Elsa Solorzano

Suddenly Responsible for Import & Export Departments

Have you found yourself suddenly responsible for the import and export departments in your company? Like most companies you have likely had to make the tough decision to reorganize your staff,  including laying off key individuals. If you chose to lay off your international logistics and trade compliance staff you may have discovered, too late, that these folks were critical to the success of your import/export programs and they provided you a much-needed safety net...
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