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CBP: The Updated CTPAT Security Profile is Now Available

CBP: The Updated CTPAT Security Profile is Now Available

All partners are aware that CTPAT implemented the new Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) in 2020.   The CTPAT security profile was taken offline for several months in order to update the security profile with the new MSC.  The security profile is now back online and open...

CBP Issues Guidance for Section 301 Tranche 4A – $300B

Fourth Round of Product Exclusions from China (9903.88.47) BACKGROUND On May 13, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 28693 announcing the decision to grant the fourth round of certain requested exclusions...

Guidelines for Reopening

Guidelines for Reopening

As South Florida counties become the last in the state to initiate re-opening procedures, we have pored over Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's reopening guidelines document to pull out the best practices and recommendations for logistics companies. Are things...

FMC Decision on Demurrage and Detention

FMC Decision on Demurrage and Detention

On April 28, 2020, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) issued its interpretive rules on the reasonableness of carrier and marine terminal operator (MTO) policies and practices when assessing demurrage and detention.  The final rules...

CBP Clarification and Guidance on Exporting PPE

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has issued a new directive that provides additional clarity from the previously issued Federal Register notice on April 10, 2020 that pertains to the export of PPE from...

CBP Updates Minimum Security Criteria for CTPAT

From CBP: CTPAT Criteria Modifications: Regarding the new minimum security criteria, after further consulting with the trade community, and following their recommendations, CTPAT recently updated Criterion 7.37 to read as follows:  Criteria: Following a significant...

What Kind of Warehouse do I Need?

What Kind of Warehouse do I Need?

When it comes to storing, moving, or manipulating cargo, most of this activity occurs in a regular commercial warehouse. However, when considering the myriad of regulations surrounding imports and exports, foreign trade zones (FTZ’s), Bonded...

CBP Miami Seaport Update

March 30, 2020: Update to CBP Miami Seaport Information Bulletin 2020-5201-004. TO:     IMPORTERS, CUSTOMSHOUSE BROKERS, AIR CARRIERS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, CONTAINER STATION OPERATORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES...

Information for Filing PPE and Medical Devices During COVID-19

CSMS #42124872 -Information for Filing Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Devices During COVID-19 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing instruction to the import community regarding the submission of entry information for personal protective...