Shippers are struggling with how to leverage e-commerce channels profitably, but the US Customs and Border Protection service is struggling similarly with regulating the sheer number of shipments crossing borders, especially since many of them now qualify under the $800 duty-free de minimis level.
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.
03 May 2018
Beneficial cargo owners are commending the US Customs and Border Protection's one-stop cargo processing offices, but they also have a few tips for overall service improvement.
03 May 2018
The technology that has enabled the birth and growth of the surging e-commerce sector has also introduced new requirements and demands for customs brokers and shippers.
16 Mar 2018
Shippers hoping that US Customs and Border Protection's Automated Commercial Environment system will soon operate without the kind of problems that have plagued it for years should not count on that happening for a while longer.
12 Dec 2017
Wilmington is the first to be able to accept goods that are still midway through the refrigeration process.
17 Oct 2017
Express couriers each day handle thousands of e-commerce shipments.
07 Aug 2017
The US administration under President Donald Trump may have generated shockwaves elsewhere, but little has changed when it comes to Customs cargo clearance.
29 Jun 2017
This week’s mess was the latest pain point for users exasperated with the transition to the Automated Commercial Environment.
03 Apr 2017
The project is tied to CBP's still-incomplete Automated Commercial Environment.
15 Feb 2017
Strong trade compliance protocols and abilities are critical to success in e-commerce.
14 Feb 2017
Members of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism account for over 54 percent, by value, of what is imported into the United States.
12 Jan 2017
US Customs and Border Protection has indefinitely postponed the rollout of several more functions of its troubled new electronic filing system.
06 Dec 2016
Bipartisan legislation would make it easier for US Customs and Border Protection to partner with private companies or entities to fund infrastructure improvements at US border crossings and ports of entry.
21 Oct 2016
The 2016 US presidential election has been fraught with divisive discourse and reality television-style drama, but the top two leading candidates appear to actually agree when it comes to matters of transportation infrastructure and trade.
14 Oct 2016
Crowley Maritime’s customs brokerage subsidiary will participate in a pilot program at Miami International Airport for ocean-to-air transshipment of perishables.
29 Sep 2016
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.
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.