US importers stand to see faster clearance of their containers as Customs and Border Protection expands a pilot providing pre-clearance of shipments from four ports to every port in the country.
US Customs Regulations
The federal U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is responsible for the enforcement of U.S. Customs laws, which regulate the flow of goods, people and material into and out of the United States.
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.
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.