Archives January 2018

JAXPORT has Named New COO

Last update on Jan. 29, 2018.

JAXPORT has Named New COO

Following a nationwide executive search, JAXPORT has selected Frederick P. Wong Jr. as Chief Operating Officer. Wong’s first day on the job will be Feb. 5, 2018.

Wong has more than 20 years of experience in all facets of port operations and since 2014 has been responsible for all cruise, cargo and security operations as Assistant Port Director at PortMiami. Prior to that, Wong held positions of increasing responsibility at PortMiami from Seaport Harbormaster to Seaport Operations Manager. He began his career at the port as Cruise Operations Superintendent in 1997.

On announcing Wong’s selection, JAXPORT CEO Eric ...

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CBP Faces Challenge in Enforcing Ban on Goods Made with Forced Labor

Last update on Jan. 12, 2018.

CBP Faces Challenge in Enforcing Ban on Goods Made with Forced Labor

Article: CT Strategies

Although the Agency has received criticism from some members of Congress for not taking more action to seize imported goods made with forced labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does face a considerable challenge in enforcing the relatively new law. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), which became law in February 2016, along with numerous other provisions, banned all goods made with forced labor from being imported to the U.S. by striking the “consumptive demand” clause of the Tariff Act of 1930. The clause had ...

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Input Needed! Regulatory Amendments to NRAs & NSAs

Last update on Jan. 11, 2018.

Input Needed! Regulatory Amendments to NRAs & NSAs

AGENCY: Federal Maritime Commission Docket 17-10

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

SUMMARY: The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) proposes to amend its rules governing Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Negotiated Rate Arrangements and NVOCC Service Arrangements. The proposed rule is intended to modernize, update, and reduce regulatory burdens.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 29, 2018.


We encourage FCBF members and the trade community to submit your comments to the FMC. The below format may be adopted as a template - simply replace the association's name with your company's name.
The comment period ends January 29, 2018 ...

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The Top 5 Customs & Trade Issues of 2018 -

Last update on Jan. 3, 2018.

The Top 5 Customs & Trade Issues of 2018 -

By: Lenny Feldman, Senior Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Importers, customs brokers and supply chain service providers recognize that imminent changes lie ahead concerning the laws, regulations and policy in the customs and trade world. However, the adjustments needed to adequately handle these initiatives are not as obvious as one may suspect. Here are the top five issues your company could expect in 2018 and how to address them.

E-Commerce – Develop your Strategy
As on-line sales continue to explode so do the concerns and challenges of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to welcome the legal ...

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