C-TPAT-To Join or Not to Join

Is your company still on the fence about participating in Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)? Are the benefits of 3.5 to 5 times fewer inspections, access to FAST lanes, securing your supply chain (and hence, your reputation), plus the opportunity to participate in other U.S. Customs & Border Protection programs not enough of an enticement?…

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3/18, Watertown: How to Do Business in Canada

Senior Advisor Jim Trubits will be speaking about key NAFTA issues at How to Do Business in Canada on 3/18 at the Ramada Inn on Arsenal Street in Watertown, NY. The event is presented by Jefferson County Local Development Corporation in collaboration with Congressman Bill Owens. Congressman Owens will also be speaking at the event.…

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Major Consolidations in the Procurement Software Industry

In early October, Accenture, the number 2 global provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services announced the acquisition of Procurian, the number 3 provider. This deal positions Accenture to challenge IBM, the world leader in outsourcing services and could have significant implications for clients who rely on these supply chain management services. The Accenture announcement…

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C-TPAT Update

Portal 2.0 which was scheduled for roll out late summer of 2013 has been delayed with no estimated date of release. Testing by a number of C-TPAT partners has been postponed multiple times due to delays with network and hardware support. Portal 2.0 promises to be more user friendly and easier to navigate. - Beverley…

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Mike Frail Is Now a Certified ITAR Professional

Mike Frail, Senior Advisor, has recently been recognized as a Certified ITAR Professional by the International Import-Export Institute. This rigorous program of study is the highest level of professional certification for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Participants must complete a demanding 36-week course on all aspects of ITAR, including documentation, compliance ethics, ITAR exemptions, auditing,…

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Import Compliance and Customs Assists: What’s the Real Cost?

Many of our clients produce molds as part of their manufacturing process. Did you know? US Customs requires that importers not only pay duty on the physical product, but also pay duty on “assists” that aided in the production of that product. According to US Customs, these listed assists should be reported as part of…

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Mohawk Announces New Vice President, Chuck Miller

SYRACUSE NY—Mohawk Global Trade Advisors (MGTA) announces that Charles R. Miller has joined the company as Vice President. Miller will be responsible for the business development and day-to-day operations of the new MGTA division of Mohawk Global Logistics. “Chuck Miller brings over 25 years of international business, technical, operational, and supply management experience to MGTA,”…

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