Why the Court of International Trade Punished a First-Time, Small Importer with Over $250K in Fines

Why the Court of International Trade Punished a First-Time, Small Importer with Over $250K in Fines

Importers are facing ever-evolving constraints from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) decisions now more than ever. Achieving and maintaining compliance through Reasonable Care and proper documentation is pertinent to avoid penalties, seizures of cargo, or criminal charges. “A Tangled Web of Changing Stories and Disputed Consequences” On April 22, 2019 the Court of International Trade…

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MSC Suspended from CTPAT for 90 Days

MSC Suspended from CTPAT for 90 Days

As of June 18, 2019 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has been suspended from the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program (CTPAT). At this time, the suspension period is set to last for 90 days. The suspension comes as a result of this week’s incident, where shipping vessel MSC Gayane was discovered to be carrying over…

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Moving Up: Congrats on Promotions

We’re proud of our people’s achievements; congratulations Bonnie and Keith on your recent promotions! Bonnie Emmens has been promoted to Senior CHB Coordinator. Bonnie is a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and has been with us for over three years. She is located in our Buffalo, NY office. Keith Bajor has been promoted to Import Operations…

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India Removed from GSP Effective June 5

India Removed from GSP Effective June 5

As of June 5, 2019, India will no longer be eligible for Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), according to a Presidential Proclamation. The reason for its termination is that the President has “determined that India has not assured the United States that India will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets.”

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