WASHINGTON — Fresh off his Senate confirmation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske today acknowledged industry concerns that he wouldn’t balance trade facilitation and security but said he understands the importance of doing so.
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06 Mar 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. and Mexican shippers and transportation providers in their countries’ trusted traded programs could see faster cargo processing at the shared border as soon as late 2014, Mexico head of customs today.
20 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — President Obama today issued an executive order aimed at making it easier and faster for U.S. shippers to import and export by streamlining cargo processes and requiring a transition to electronic paperwork by 2017.
13 Jan 2014
This will be the year U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows what the agency can do when it has politically appointed leadership, something it hasn’t had for two years. If confirmed by the Senate, R. Gil Kerlikowske will lead the agency as it brings a long-delayed cargo processing system into the homestretch, beefs up its top trusted-trade program and determines how to best assist exporters. At the same time, CBP continues to better target goods for inspections so it doesn’t hold up trade unnecessarily.
07 Jan 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is taking its Canadian pre-inspection pilot to the next phase, allowing trucks crossing the Peace Bridge to Buffalo, N.Y., to enjoy faster clearance by getting initial paperwork completed in Fort Erie, Ontario.
03 Jan 2014
A key Customs and Border Protection official instrumental in expanding the agency’s trusted trader programs and forging mutual recognition agreements has retired.
17 Dec 2013
Crowley Maritime expects to see 20 percent growth in its Puerto Rican transshipment volume, coming from the recent reclassification of its...
10 Dec 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is looking to expand a program that speeds up the clearance of the majority of U.S.-bound containers by prescreening shipments at foreign ports.
30 Oct 2013
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...
22 Oct 2013
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report, “DHS Could Improve Cargo Security by Periodically Assessing Risks From Foreign Ports,” recommending...
04 Oct 2013
WASHINGTON — Import cargo delays at U.S. ports of entry will become “catastrophic” if the partial government shutdown lasts more than two weeks, an international trade attorney said on Friday.
04 Oct 2013
A U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory has confirmed that 27 egg masses of Asian gypsy moths were discovered on a freighter in Baltimore, and again during the ship’s transit to Brunswick, Ga.