A national freight forwarder and customs brokers trade group is urging federal officials to clarify regulations that would increase the value threshold of goods that are exempt from paying duty from $200 to $800, and to tighten the scrutiny of duty-free goods as they come in to prevent abuses of the rule change.
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.
23 Sep 2016
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.
07 Sep 2016
US Customs and Border Protection is the second US federal agency to issue guidance to shippers and other industry stakeholders after the shipping giant filed for court receivership in Korea and later applied for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the United States last week.
03 Aug 2016
Shippers and government agencies are still experiencing growing pains as they adjust to the new system.
20 Jul 2016
A recently re-enacted law will offer some U.S. importers tariff reductions.
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.
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