Mohawk Global Trade Advisors Expands Presence to Serve Importers and Exporters of Greater Chicago

Mohawk Global Trade Advisors Expands Presence to Serve Importers and Exporters of Greater Chicago

Adrienne Graddy, local Customs broker, leads MGTA’s Midwest development ITASCA, Ill., April 25, 2016 (PR NEWSWIRE)–Mohawk Global Trade Advisors (MGTA), an international trade consulting firm, announces the addition of Adrienne Graddy to its team. Following MGTA’s enormous success in the Northeast—requiring it to more than double its staff in the last two years—the firm has…

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Is that a Legitimate Export Customer or an Illegal Front Company?

Is that a Legitimate Export Customer or an Illegal Front Company?

The U.S. government remains concerned about efforts by front companies and other intermediaries, who are not the true final end users, to transship or reexport U.S.-origin items to the Russian Federation in violation of current export controls. To prevent unauthorized reexports to Russia, especially for transactions involving nationally security-controlled items or items listed in Supplement…

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Think ACE Is Irrelevant? Think Again.

Think ACE Is Irrelevant? Think Again.

If you think U.S. Customs & Border Protection will never implement the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), think again. It appears Customs is charging ahead with its plan to fully launch ACE, according to an interim rule included in the Treasury Department's spring regulatory agenda. The rule requires all entry/entry summary information to be filed electronically…

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Writing a Website Disclosure that Complies with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Writing a Website Disclosure that Complies with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

The California Attorney General has released a new resource guide that aims to help companies comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. Enacted in 2010, the Act requires large retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose on their websites their efforts to stop human trafficking and slavery within their supply chains.…

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Seal Procedures for Every Link in Your Supply Chain

Seal Procedures for Every Link in Your Supply Chain

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) recently released a draft guide for container seal best practices, outlining recommended procedures for different links and activities within the supply chain. The guide includes procedures for U.S. importers exporters manufacturers consolidators cross border highway carriers domestic highway carriers (in the U.S. and abroad) Despite the fact that CBP…

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Exporter Boycott Checklist

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) require companies to report any boycott requests they receive on a quarterly basis. Not sure what's considered a "boycott request"? Here are five example questions you could include in your process to check for any such requests. Do I know of agreements to refuse or actual refusals to do business…

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CBP Announces US-Singapore Mutual Recognition and Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements

CBP Announces US-Singapore Mutual Recognition and Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the signing of a mutual recognition agreement and a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) between Singapore and the United States, effective as of December 1, 2014. A mutual recognition agreement between the United States’ C-TPAT program and another country’s customs program—in this case Singapore’s Secure Trade Partnership (STC)—certifies…

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