MGTA Presents Country of Origin & Marking Webinar on 12/1

MGTA Presents Country of Origin & Marking Webinar on 12/1

You can't mark goods without knowing the correct country of origin (where they were made). Step through the process of determining a product's origin during this webinar, presented by Robert Stein and Jim Trubits of Mohawk Global Trade Advisors. This webinar includes visual examples to explain marking methods and requirements, giving attendees a vivid understanding…

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C-TPAT and Canada’s PIP Joining Forces?

C-TPAT and Canada’s PIP Joining Forces?

During the latest Canadian Society of Customs Brokers National Conference, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) discussed implementing a new system that will require certain importer data to be electronically submitted in a specific timeframe. This will be similar to our Import Security Filing requirement for U.S. importers. When Canada deploys this new system, companies…

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Congress Adjusts Exporter Penalties

Congress Adjusts Exporter Penalties

Under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015, Congress has mandated, effective August 1, 2016, a one-time catch-up adjustment to civil monetary penalties for export violations, in order to account for inflation. The last time such an increase occurred was in 1985. Going forward, it is important to note that these penalties are…

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Trade Fest Recap

Trade Fest Recap

A special thanks to Diane Cima, Compliance Specialist, for providing some of the pictures. Mohawk Global Trade Advisors (MGTA) had a great turn out at Trade Fest in Geneva, NY. We’d like to give a sincere thank you to all of the attendees, speakers, and sponsors for making the event a complete success. The day…

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Get Ready to Blend Destination Control Statements

Get Ready to Blend Destination Control Statements

Effective November 15, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) will enforce new requirements for the destination control statements needed under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The revisions will combine both destination control statements, used for EAR and ITAR, to…

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ITAR Compliance Pop Quiz

ITAR Compliance Pop Quiz

  You’ve heard the phrase, what you don’t know, won’t hurt you; well in this case, not knowing can hurt a lot more than you’d expect. Undetected ITAR violations can not only negatively impact your company’s bottom line, but it can also hurt its exporting future. By going through these questions, you can uncover what…

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