US Customs Regulations

08 Feb 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Monday it will be taking “a staggered approach” to the rollout of its “single window” initiative, after many said they simply weren’t ready for the new system.
04 Feb 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will extend deadlines for certain criteria that will be required after the rollout of its “single window” initiative on Feb. 28, according to the brokers, forwarders, importers and exporters who say they simply won’t be ready to meet those requirements by the end of the month.
26 Jan 2016
U.S. customs brokers and forwarders are asking Customs and Border Protection to halt all software changes tied a system aimed at streamlining the filing of import and export documentation just weeks before it’s set to take effect, saying the Automated Commercial Environment, or single window, isn’t ready.
05 Jan 2016
Are shippers ready for Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment? Time will tell. And we’ll see if the $3 billion initiative will bring the efficiencies promised.
11 Dec 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched pilot test being billed as a “fast lane” for cargo containers at four U.S. ports.
09 Dec 2015
U.S. lawmakers announced Wednesday evening they had come to a deal on a U.S. Customs and Border Protection bill that would streamline import duties on goods destined to be re-exported and allow articles exported from the U.S. to be commingled for the first time. The bill also toughens U.S. trade law enforcement and rules against currency manipulation.
13 Nov 2015
From global container weight rules to the roll-out of the long-delayed U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment, shippers and their transportation providers should prepare for these five changes.
02 Nov 2015
Customs brokers and forwarders are urging the federal government not to botch the late February roll-out of the ACE “single window” program, noting how Australia’s implementation of a similar system roiled supply chains in 2005.
20 Sep 2015
Procrastinating importers and exporters who cheered the latest delay in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment for filing documentation are only hurting themselves if they don’t start using ACE when it becomes voluntary on Nov. 1, Customs specialists say.
31 Aug 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that it’s extending its November deadline for the ACE "single window" program until February, after a rash of complaints and concerns from brokers, shippers and others aren’t ready for the new system.
17 Aug 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its November deadline for the ACE "single window" program stands, even though smaller federal agencies have already said they won’t be ready in time and larger ones are lagging behind.
11 Aug 2015
Customs broker A.N. Deringer is billing its new less-than-containerload service from Hong Kong to Toronto as faster than via U.S. West Coast offerings, and free of U.S. harbor maintenance taxes and customs paperwork.