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Shipping Flowers this Valentine’s Day? Here’s How to Prep Your Shipment for CBP Inspections

Whether they’re sending roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, or mixed bouquets, the millions of Americans who will shower their loved ones and sweethearts with flowers on Valentine’s Day want to know that those beautiful arrangements are free of bugs and pests. To make this goal a reality, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will literally inspect every […]

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Three Things You Need to Know about Importing Chocolate

When you give someone chocolates for Valentine’s Day, you want those sweets to melt their hearts. What you don’t want is for those chocolates to melt out on the dock while U.S. Customs & Border Control and/or the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) decide whether to let them into the country or not. Valentine’s […]

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Changes to CBP Reconciliation Program scheduled for January 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be implementing several changes to the reconciliation entry program as part of the conversion to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). These changes will be deployed in January 2017 on a date yet to be determined by CBP. CBP will no longer enter a blanket flag in a participating […]

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U.S. Customs Ratchets Up its Enforcement Efforts – Is Your Company Ready?

Four steps every company should take right now to ensure a smooth import compliance process for the future. After dedicating much of the last several years to modernizing its business processes and launching the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)—the primary system through which the trade community reports import and export data, and the government determines import […]

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Countdown to November – Conversion to ACE

Various trade committees and associations have submitted formal letters to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expressing concerns with the November 1, 2015 mandate to use ACE as the system for cargo release and associated entry summaries. At this time CBP is not relenting in its target date and the trade community cannot slow down its […]

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CBP Proposes Significant Changes to Data Elements on Importer ID Form

In the October 9, 2014 Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice to amend its Importer ID Input Record / Form 5106. CBP advises that by collecting additional information regarding importers and ultimate consignees in advance of an initial importation, it will be able to better perform its risk assessments. Current […]

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