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Airglades International Airport (AIA) takes major strides to establish a US-Latin American air cargo logistics complex, announces importer and critical infrastructure commitments

Last update on June 20, 2019.

Airglades International Airport (AIA) takes major strides to establish a US-Latin American air cargo logistics complex, announces importer and critical infrastructure commitments

Airglades International Airport (AIA) takes major strides to establish a US-Latin American air cargo logistics complex, announces importer and critical infrastructure commitments

CLEWISTON, FLORIDA - With the support of the local community and perishable cargo industry, Airglades International Airport (AIA) has taken major strides to accomplish the next steps in the AIA vision: developing a new state-of-the-art logistics complex in South Florida, to dramatically reshape the efficient flow of perishable goods from Latin American producers to North American consumer markets comprising over 80% of North American total traffic and related cargo backhaul.
Recognizing the significant performance gains thru Airglades operations, the ...

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Customs Bulletin 19-17 Shipments of Live Animals at MIA CCC

Last update on June 14, 2019.

Customs Bulletin 19-17 Shipments of Live Animals at MIA CCC

The purpose of this information bulletin is to notify the importing Trade community of a change in the service hours during which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will process entry shipments of live-animals at the Miami International Airport Cargo Clearance Center (CCC).

Due to the on-going concerns for public health, as well as the health of the live animals, these shipments must be reviewed in close coordination with USDA Centers for Disease Control (CDC) personnel. Therefore, it is imperative that entry processing for these shipments occurs when CDC and CBP personnel are jointly available.

Effective June 17, 2019 ...

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Interstate Motor Carrier Issues Involving Claims

Last update on June 4, 2019.

Interstate Motor Carrier Issues Involving Claims

Interstate Motor Carrier Issues Involving Claims

by Daniel W. Raab, Esq.

Interstate trucking, that is from state to state, is a major element of the transportation industry. It often has a role with the arrival of foreign shipments in addition to purely domestic shipments.

The Carmack Amendment, 49 U.S.C.A. 14706, is the statute that regulates the liability of domestic carriers that travel across state lines within the United States. Although there are some concepts for liability that are similar to ocean carriers, such as the defense of an Act of Nature, the Carriage of Goods by Sea ...

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Free Steel Identification, Classification and Trade Law Seminar - Tampa, FL

Last update on April 5, 2019.

Free Steel Identification, Classification and Trade Law Seminar - Tampa, FL

INVITATION & REGISTRATION

STEEL IDENTIFICATION, CLASSIFICATION AND
TRADE LAW SEMINAR – TAMPA, FL

For
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION,
OTHER U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
and CUSTOMHOUSE BROKERS

Hosted by
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

Presented and Sponsored by the
UNITED STATES DOMESTIC STEEL INDUSTRY
Represented by
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports (CPTI)
Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA)
Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)
Wire Rod Producers Coalition
Steel Grating Coalition
Long Products Producers Coalition

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:00 AM ...

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MIA Celebrates Women's Month

Last update on March 28, 2019.

MIA Celebrates Women's Month

MIA Celebrates Women's Month. This week, our very own Director, Barbara Pimentel, is featured in the video. Check it out!

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With Heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Steve Cernak

Last update on March 22, 2019.

With Heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Steve Cernak

A special tribute will be held on Friday, March 29th at 2pm in Cruise Terminal 25 followed by a wreath laying on the waters. RSVP to PortEverglades@broward.org or call 954-468-3527.
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It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that Steven M. Cernak, Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director, has passed away following a long battle with cancer.

Broward County’s Port Everglades achieved many important, historical milestones under Steve’s leadership over the past seven years. Most notably, he developed progressive solutions to advance the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Port Everglades Navigation ...

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A Customs Brokerage New Location

Last update on March 1, 2019.

A Customs Brokerage New Location

Greetings.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that as of Monday, the 25th of February, A Customs Brokerage headquarters will be operating in a new facility located in the logistics hub of Miami, Doral - the premier place to live, work and play.

The location has frontage road exposure and is in close proximity to MIA Airport, PORTMIAMI and Port Everglades. Our telephone and emails will all remain the same.

NEW ADDRESS: A Customs Brokerage Inc 2750 NW 97th Avenue Doral, FL 33122.

As most of you know, A Customs Brokerage, is family owned logistics provider that was founded ...

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CBP’s 21st Century Customs Framework

Last update on Feb. 22, 2019.

CBP’s 21st Century Customs Framework

By: Lenny Feldman, FCBF Legal Counsel lfeldman@strtrade.com

CBP has identified six key themes for which CBP seeks public input:

Emerging Roles in the Global Supply Chain: Due to technological advances and new modes of conducting business, the modern international trade environment is marked by emerging actors and dynamic supply chains. How can CBP ensure all parties in the modern supply chain are accounted for and held responsible?

Intelligent Enforcement: CBP’s efforts on intelligent enforcement are anchored on further improving risk management and the impact of efforts to detect high-risk activity, deter non-compliance and disrupt fraudulent behavior. How ...

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FCBF Legal Report – February 20, 2019

Last update on Feb. 22, 2019.

FCBF Legal Report – February 20, 2019

By: Lenny Feldman, FCBF Legal Counsel lfeldman@strtrade.com

I. Trade Remedies

• Congress is directing product-specific exclusions from the section 301 additional tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports. The List 3 tariffs now at 10% are scheduled to increase to 25% on March 2.
• ACE system now can accept section 301 exclusions granted to importers when reporting subheading 9903.88.05 in addition to the regular HTSUS classification. A post summary correction must be filed for refunds.
• Department of Commerce submitted results of its section 232 auto and auto parts investigation to President Trump on 2/17/19. A ...

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Farewell Mr. John Ballestero

Last update on Feb. 22, 2019.

Farewell Mr. John Ballestero

It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the untimely death of Mr. John Ballestero this week.

Mr. John Ballestero, of Miami, Florida, was a highly regarded executive throughout the United States and Latin America in the international maritime trade and shipping community, with expertise in all facets of seaport operations and planning, corporate and union contracts, labor negotiations, and new business development. He had more than five decades of diversified leadership and management experience with both private-sector companies and government-run seaport administrators.

He began his career in the 1960s working for Maher Terminals, the ...

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