US Customs Regulations

US Customs Regulations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors check container at Port of Baltimore.
23 Feb 2015
A looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security could put U.S. international trade, not just national security, at risk, President Obama warned Monday, though in reality trade at ports of entry will not be delayed even in the event of a DHS shutdown.
23 Feb 2015
A newly introduced U.S. House bill would allow shippers to pay for additional Customs staffing and extended gate times at the entire U.S.-Mexico border, and not just at ports of entry in Texas as they can now.
17 Feb 2015
A partisan debate on Capitol Hill is threatening to throw even more delays into already slowed U.S. supply chains. What began as a debate over immigration reform has evolved into a stalemate that has put at risk customs operations at airports, seaports and land borders nationwide.
09 Jan 2015
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working with slightly more than a dozen federal agencies to help them better determine what shipments are high risks and which ones can be cleared faster because they pose less of a potential threat.
08 Jan 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to go beyond standard operating procedures until the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex is free from congestion and productivity is back to normal, the assistant director for field operations at the agency in Southern California said Thursday.
Gil Kerlikowske
06 Jan 2015
Since taking the reins of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in March 2014, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has met with shippers, brokers and others to better understand trade facilitation and what the agency can do to help. Associate Managing Editor Mark Szakonyi met with the former U.S. drug czar in early December to discuss how Customs will work this year to expedite cargo processing without sacrificing security.
11 Dec 2014
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot project that allows shippers to reimburse the agency for additional staffing during normal hours and overtime work could help seaports deal with the growing threat of congestion.
02 Dec 2014
U.S. and Singapore shippers and transportation providers in their countries’ trusted trader programs are poised to see faster cargo processing after customs agencies from both countries yesterday signed two major agreements.
06 Nov 2014
To help reduce congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, U.S. Customs Border and Protection is offering extended gate hours to shippers and allowing them to schedule non-intrusive inspection appointments on nights and weekends.
05 Nov 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowske is sticking to his pledge to solidify his team and focus on improving cargo facilitation.
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01 Nov 2014
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22 Oct 2014
The American Apparel & Footwear Association and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles and Apparel today signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at easing U.S.-China shipments of fashion products in both directions.