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FTZ Testing Extension

Last update on Aug. 17, 2017.

FTZ Testing Extension

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Extension and Clarification of Test Program Regarding Electronic Foreign Trade Zone Admission Applications
and Transition of Test from the Automated Commercial System to the Automated Commercial Environment
AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.
ACTION: General notice.
SUMMARY: This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) plan to extend a test program for submitting electronic Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) admission applications to CBP via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). This notice further announces a clarification regarding the data elements that are required ...

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Colombia strikes deal for U.S. avocado market access

Last update on Aug. 14, 2017.

Colombia strikes deal for U.S. avocado market access

Update: The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has made a posting on the Federal Register about the issue, and the final rule is expected to be published on August 15. 
While U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Colombia has mostly been focused on addressing the crisis gripping Venezuela, the trip has also brought some positive news for the country’s agricultural sector.
In an announcement today from the Caribbean coastal city of Cartagena de Indias, Pence told reporters Colombian Hass avocados would finally be granted access to the U.S. market. 

Colombian President ...

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