US Customs Regulations

20 Jul 2016
A recently re-enacted law will offer some U.S. importers tariff reductions.
A lack of resources means Customs inspections like this one, pictured, are fewer and slower than they ought to be.
11 Jul 2016
Limited resources continue to make life difficult for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
07 Jul 2016
A league of U.S. lawmakers are not content with the roughly 4 percent of import containers screened under the current system.
17 Jun 2016
The shortfall of Customs officers now rivals Transportation Security Administration screener shortages at American airports, lawmakers said.
31 May 2016
The second filing deadline for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s new electronic filing system came and went this past weekend.
26 May 2016
Even after U.S. Customs said it was able to remedy the glitches that riddled the initial rollout of the Automated Commercial Environment, or ACE, in early April, "outages" and "network issues" have routinely been reported via the agency's Cargo Systems Messaging Service.
13 May 2016
The Obama administration is looking to the private sector to meet a long-delayed 100 percent scanning mandate.
08 Apr 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that while it is safeguarding against a redux of the “fumbled” initial rollout of its new electronic filing system, it cannot “100-percent guarantee” users won’t face the same glitches and network errors when the remainder of system filers are onboarded later this summer.
05 Apr 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the glitches that riddled the initial rollout of its new electronic filing system over the past week are resolved and it’s safeguarding for when the remainder of system filers are onboarded this summer.
04 Apr 2016
The Thursday rollout of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ACE “single window” for filing experienced few problems until Friday, when the long-delayed initiative frustrated brokers and shippers with network errors and system-wide crashes.
31 Mar 2016
The first of many deadlines in the rollout of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ACE “single window” initiative came and went Thursday without any major hiccups.
11 Feb 2016
U.S. lawmakers in the Senate Thursday overwhelmingly passed a U.S. Customs and Border Protection bill that will streamline import duties on goods destined to be re-exported and allow articles exported from the country to be commingled for the first time. The bill also toughens U.S. trade law enforcement and rules against currency manipulation.