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EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

Last update on May 21, 2018.

EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

On July 7, 2010, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act was signed into law and as a result added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Act (TSCA). The law sets limits for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. National emissions standards mirror standards previously established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). These emission standards are designed to reduce exposures to formaldehyde and avoid harmful health effects.

The final rule is available here.

Important Dates

 Law became effective May 22, 2017
 June 1, 2018, composite wood products (manufactured in or ...

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Announcing Pleasure Boat ROAM App

Last update on May 18, 2018.

Announcing Pleasure Boat ROAM App

Customs and Border Protection has the pleasure to announce the creation of a ROAM app that facilitates arrival reporting for travelers and revolutionizes small boat processing for Customs and Border Protection Officers.
Benefits provided by this application are listed below:

• Allow CBP to process all arrivals submitted on the ROAM app by using a web based application that can be accessed from anywhere.
• Provide CBP with a single interface for officers to see traveler information.
• Data will be automatically downloaded to the Pleasure Boat Reporting System (PBRS) or Vehicle Primary Client (VPC), based on mode of travel.
• Allow CBP to ...

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CBP foresees bond rules, trusted trader pilot end

Last update on May 3, 2018.

CBP foresees bond rules, trusted trader pilot end

SOURCE: AMERICAN SHIPPER BY BRIAN BRADLEY WEDNESDAY, MAY 02, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) anticipates finalizing rulemaking to establish separate, supplemental continuous bonds on importers subject to antidumping and/or countervailing duties by the end of the year, and expects to conclude an ongoing pilot on the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) by October, agency officials said Tuesday during a trade conference.
The CBP Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) anticipates making recommendations at its June meeting for CBP regulations for a supplemental AD/CVD bonding mechanism, Lisa Gelsomino, CEO of Avalon Risk Management and member of ...

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PierPass replacing OffPeak

Last update on April 20, 2018.

PierPass replacing OffPeak

SOURCE: AMERICAN SHIPPER By Chris Dupin Monday, April 16, 2018

West Coast marine terminal operators agree to a flat fee and appointment-based model.

PierPass is replacing the OffPeak program that has been in place since 2005 to encourage trucks to move containerized cargo at night at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and to fund nighttime operations at the 12 marine terminals in the port.
While PierPass has succeeded in reducing traffic congestion at the port and surrounding roadways by moving about half the port's container pick-ups and deliveries to evening and weekends, the program has been ...

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PORT EVERGLADES ELECTRONIC VEHICLE EXPORT PROCEDURES

Last update on April 20, 2018.

PORT EVERGLADES ELECTRONIC VEHICLE EXPORT PROCEDURES

PORT EVERGLADES ELECTRONIC VEHICLE EXPORT PROCEDURES

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Phone: (954) 761-2046
Vehicle Exports FAX: (954) 761-2091
1800 Eller Drive, Suite 110, E-Mail: PEVVEHICLE
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 EXPORTS@cbp.dhs.gov

Export Hours: 8:00am – 3:30pm, Monday-Friday (Exportations submitted after 3:30 pm, on Weekends, or on Holidays will not be processed until the next business day)

Please read through entire information packet, it should answer many of the questions that you have. If you still have questions, feel free to e-mail us with your question(s) and we will be happy to help you.

Required Documents

These Documents must be on file in DIS and a conformation e-mail sent to our office 72 hrs. prior to export!!!

1. Automated Export System (AES) Filling.

2. Certificate of Title / Certificate of Ownership for all self-propelled vehicles including heavy machinery. This includes salvage title, rebuilt title, or flood title, or Bill of sale or Invoice/Certificate of Origin/Certificate of Destruction, should have the original Bill of Sale signed by the buyer and seller and must be notarized; should also indicate the VIN or SN. If the vehicle was a gift, a gift letter can be substituted for Bill of Sale. If you are the titled owner of the vehicle, a bill of sale is not required. An affidavit in lieu of the Certificate of Title is NOT sufficient for export.

3. Original Dock Receipt or Terminal Instrument Report (TIR)

A few common exceptions

1. Vehicles that are being financed through a U.S. based lender generally do not have a Certificate of Title issued for that vehicle ...

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Vehicle Export Confirmation Letter

Last update on April 20, 2018.

Vehicle Export Confirmation Letter

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Export Office
Port Everglades, FL

Your submitted documents have been received and are approved UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
Please Note: The vehicle must remain in the United States for the mandatory 72 hour waiting period and you must have completed the export process (19 CFR 192.2). If it is discovered that the vehicle was exported prior to completing the export process, the exporter is subject to penalty and monetary fines, as well as seizure of the vehicle.
Thank you,
Port Everglades – Vehicle Export Department
1800 Eller Drive, Suite ...

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US shipper updates, from blockchain to ACE

Last update on April 13, 2018.

US shipper updates, from blockchain to ACE

Published on JOC.com (https://www.joc.com) Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Apr 12, 2018 5:19PM EDT

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NEWPORT, Rhode Island — Amid fast-changing technology and rising US-China trade tensions, roughly 300 attendees of the Northeast Trade & Transportation Conference got updates on the shipping industry’s hottest issues. The following are the highlights from the event held on Wednesday and Thursday, ranging from the latest on the Maersk-IBM blockchain effort to the need for higher pay to attract scarce US truck drivers.
Neutral blockchain company coming next month
Annette Muller, commercial manager of Maersk Line’s global trade digitization ...

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Five Ways the Electronic Logging Device Is Changing Trucking

Last update on April 6, 2018.

Five Ways the Electronic Logging Device Is Changing Trucking

Many truckers and industry insiders thought that a federal rule enacted late last year that requires truckers to use electronic logging devices to track driving time would disrupt freight and logistics. It hasn’t happened.

Trucks.com talked to DAT Solutions, which tracks freight and rates, truckers and other industry analysts to learn how the rule, which went into effect Dec. 18, is changing trucking. This is what we discovered.

1. Staying in the Game

Drivers threatened to leave the industry, but they aren’t leaving. Trucker employment is growing, adding almost 19,000 jobs over the past year.

There ...

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ELD mandate spurs innovation in US truck tech

Last update on March 30, 2018.

ELD mandate spurs innovation in US truck tech

Published on JOC.com (https://www.joc.com) William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor Mar 27, 2018 4:19PM EDT
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In a few short months, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate for truck drivers has unveiled a host of inefficiencies in US supply chains. Transit times for shipments have grown longer, especially in lanes ranging from 450 to 550 miles, as drivers keep a tighter rein on their hours. That is spurring innovation aimed at improving time management within supply chains.
With out-of-service enforcement of ELD violations set to begin April 1, companies are racing the clock to comply with ...

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency will usher in a New Era for Supply Chains

Last update on March 29, 2018.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency will usher in a New Era for Supply Chains

By Gavin van Marle 23/03/2018
Major shippers of perishables are expecting widespread adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in the next decade.
At the recent TPM conference in Long Beach, Chayenne Wiskerke, chief executive of Wiskerke Onions, the world’s largest shipper of onions, said cryptocurrencies could potentially solve one of the largest problems her company faced.
“At least 40% of my trade is with Africa and the main challenge is a shortage of liquidity in many countries. We have a lot of problems getting payments and, while it’s currently one step too far to use cryptocurrencies ...

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