Los Angeles-based businessman Sunil Jiwat Mirwani has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for evading customs duties on more than $30 million in Chinese-made apparel...
US Customs Regulations
24 May 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina have intercepted a container, carrying aluminum scrap metal from Costa Rica...
09 May 2013
After handwringing, a major lobbying effort and consternation on the Hill, Congress passed $55 million in new funds to allow U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors to stay on the job. And Southern California’s Port Hueneme got one of the rare budget reprieves that allowed the produce and auto port to continue normal operations.
26 Apr 2013
Shipper frustration mounts over high costs and lengthy delays tied to random U.S. Customs inspections.
24 Apr 2013
On behalf of the U.S. and Nigeria, Thomas S. Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting commissioner, and Abdullahi Dikko Inde, Nigeria’s customs service comptroller...
24 Apr 2013
Stern warnings were given customs brokers to make participation in CBP's Automated Commercial Environment a priority when brokers and forwarders met in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on April 10.
22 Apr 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has opened three new Centers of Excellence and Expertise, featuring base metals in Chicago; industrial and manufacturing materials in Buffalo, N.Y.; and machinery in Laredo, Texas.
19 Apr 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and import specialists at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex have seized 14,904 toasters with fake Underwriters Laboratories safety markings.
17 Apr 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will test allowing customs brokers to pre-certify importers for participation in the Importer Self-Assessment program.
16 Apr 2013
Port operators are keeping a close eye on security procedures, but no significant changes in operations are reported following Monday’s bomb explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon.
15 Apr 2013
Jeremy Baskin, senior advisor to the executive director of regulations and rulings in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of International Trade, will retire on June 1 after 35 years of federal service.
12 Apr 2013
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.