Get BIS’s Annual Export Controls Conference Presentations

Get BIS’s Annual Export Controls Conference Presentations

Looking for an information packed resource for export controls? Look no further, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published the presentations from its annual conference, which was held July 9-11 in Washington. The presentations include the following topics. “600 series” Air and Space (BIS) Air and Space (NASA) Air and Space (NOAA) Census—ACE…

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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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New Minimum Security Criteria in CTPAT Portal

New Minimum Security Criteria in CTPAT Portal

As of May 3, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released the CTPAT program’s new minimum security criteria (MSC) in the CTPAT portal. Companies are expected to implement the new criteria by their annual review date in 2020. CBP has mentioned that there will be a phased roll out, although the details are…

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The ABC’s of Tariff Classification

The ABC’s of Tariff Classification

When it comes to classifying your imports or exports, the tariff book can appear daunting and much too complicated to approach. How do you classify a part? What about a set with several products? Fear not, the experts at Mohawk Global Trade Advisors are here to break down the process of tariff classification to the…

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Section 301 Tariff Increase Delayed

Section 301 Tariff Increase Delayed

President Trump has announced that the Section 301 tariff increase will be postponed again. This is due to "substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, currency, and many other issues." The tariffs were scheduled to increase from 10 percent to 25 percent…

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