Near-unprecedented congestion in Virginia has prompted the state port authority there to reach out to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for permission to pay overtime for customs officers working extended operating hours.
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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.
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.
21 Oct 2014
The nature of footwear sourcing is such that it raises red flags at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, so importers should make commercial compliance an integral part of their business plan, an industry consultant said Monday.
20 Oct 2014
The No. 1 commercial issue for U.S. Customs and Border Protection is completing its automated commercial environment and linking ACE with the 46 other government agencies involved in clearing shipments at the border Commissioner Gil Kerlikowkse said Saturday.
19 Oct 2014
U.S. and Mexican shippers and transportation providers in their countries’ trusted trader programs can expect to see faster cargo processing at the shared border, following an agreement between the two nations’ customs agencies that promises to ease shipments of cross-border goods.
14 Oct 2014
U.S. and other foreign companies in China are often challenged by trade practices that are considered unscrupulous and/or illegal elsewhere, says Susan Kohn Ross, an international trade attorney with Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles.
08 Oct 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists have intercepted another ship contaminated with Asian Gypsy Moth, this time in the Port of Honolulu. It’s the first time the destructive pest has been found at the Hawaiian port, and also the first time the unwanted guests were sourced to Taiwan.
06 Oct 2014
The director of operations at the largest port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border hopes a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot program will bring in more specialized Customs agents and equipment to help prevent truck slowdowns during a current period of exploding cross-border cargo growth.
01 Oct 2014
A new U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot program aims to reduce the frequency of intellectual property rights exams for trusted importers while still protecting trademark rights, saving U.S. shippers time and money.