Have Your Say About ‘Notorious Markets’

2021-09-02T15:22:25+00:00September 1st, 2021|Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Other Government Agencies/Depts., U.S. Customs|

USTR is seeking comments that identify online and physical markets to be considered for inclusion in the 2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy, with a special focus on the adverse impact of counterfeiting on workers involved with the manufacture of counterfeit goods.

DHS Study on Cross-Border E-commerce Proposes New AEO Program, Data Sharing Rules

2021-05-12T17:09:51+00:00May 11th, 2021|Other Government Agencies/Depts., Trade Compliance, U.S. Customs|

‘Data gaps’ in e-commerce? You bet there are. With explosive growth of cross-border market reliance on e-commerce comes increased risk of trade violation and the potential for sales of harmful or unsafe goods. What are the gaps and challenges that US Customs have identified? What are the proposed solutions and strategies to overcome them? We detail the answers and more here.

De Minimus Thresholds Under USMCA

2021-02-24T22:08:50+00:00November 16th, 2019|Canada Customs, Trade Compliance, U.S. Customs|

Frequently highlighted by many as a positive outcome from renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the new trade deal between the Canada, Mexico and the United States raised the so-called de minimus thresholds under which low-value parcels can be imported duty/tax free, usually with a simplified customs process.

Modernizing De Minimus: Upcoming New ‘Section 321’ Requirements for Truck Shipments

2021-02-11T23:13:23+00:00November 6th, 2018|Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Trade Compliance, U.S. Customs|

As part of an effort to modernize the handling of certain low-value imports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that beginning next year all commercial truck shipments containing “Section 321 merchandise” will be required to file an advance electronic manifest in accordance with the guidelines specified in the Trade Act of 2002.