US Customs Regulations

12 Jan 2017
US Customs and Border Protection has indefinitely postponed the rollout of several more functions of its troubled new electronic filing system.
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.
20 Sep 2015
Procrastinating importers and exporters who cheered the latest delay in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment for filing documentation are only hurting themselves if they don’t start using ACE when it becomes voluntary on Nov. 1, Customs specialists say.
31 Aug 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that it’s extending its November deadline for the ACE "single window" program until February, after a rash of complaints and concerns from brokers, shippers and others aren’t ready for the new system.
17 Aug 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its November deadline for the ACE "single window" program stands, even though smaller federal agencies have already said they won’t be ready in time and larger ones are lagging behind.
11 Aug 2015
Customs broker A.N. Deringer is billing its new less-than-containerload service from Hong Kong to Toronto as faster than via U.S. West Coast offerings, and free of U.S. harbor maintenance taxes and customs paperwork.
01 Jul 2015
Some U.S. shippers are urging U.S. Customs and Border Protection to push back its Nov. 1 deadline for its new "single window" program, saying they're running out of time and more internal agency checks are needed.
11 Jun 2015
U.S. shippers are set to regain access to duty-free imports from developing countries after Congress renewed the country’s Generalized System of Preferences program.