Customs Regulations

Customs Regulations

With its more than 60,000 employees, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is charged with facilitating lawful international travel and trade. As the first unified border entity for the United States, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
On a typical day, CBP screens tens of thousands of cargo containers. Each year, CBP facilitates an average of more than $3 trillion in trade, while enforcing trade laws.

Commentary

With so many products currently subject to Trump administration tariffs, a huge portion of entries from China will not be eligible for CBP's recently announced COVID-19-related duty deferral program.

News & Analysis

25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
18 Oct 2017
A sharp break in relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit will be devastating for the trade and business between both parties.
17 Oct 2017
Express couriers each day handle thousands of e-commerce shipments.
12 Oct 2017
Shippers have suffered several waves of strikes and slowdowns over the past 14 months.
11 Oct 2017
The world was shocked by British citizens’ decision on June 24, 2016, to withdraw their nation from the European Union.
14 Sep 2017
The European Union is the United Kingdom’s largest trading partner, accounting for almost half of its exports.
07 Sep 2017
Trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union is significant and will face serious challenges should Brexit see the United Kingdom leaving the EU Customs Union, British ports warn.
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.
02 Aug 2017
China’s largest retailer launched the new cross-border alliance with the view of improving the usually complicated processes involved in bringing imported products into the mainland.
29 Jun 2017
This week’s mess was the latest pain point for users exasperated with the transition to the Automated Commercial Environment.
29 Jun 2017
Black Sea shippers are turning to Ukrainian gateways.
25 Jun 2017
Canada is in the early stages of reworking its system of cargo clearance to allow containerized goods that don’t present a security, safety, or health threat to move through ports.
08 Jun 2017
While port operations are largely normal, cross-border trucking is still heavily impacted.
05 Jun 2017
Customs estimates that with quicker clearance, logistics costs per container have been reduced by more than half.
01 Jun 2017
The establishment of centers to process electronic customs declarations filed via Russia’s single window should speed up cargo clearance and reduce corruption.
23 May 2017
The existence of a border wall wouldn’t impede trade facilitation, except that it would cost a great deal of money that might not be available for hiring new Customs officers.
22 May 2017
The US agency charged with clearing goods at the border lacks sufficient staff to handle the growing flow, and the price of related delays are costing the United States as much as $5.8 billion a year, according to a report by the US Congress Joint Economic Committee.
10 May 2017
JNPT's program to ease congestion and lower logistics costs had its best month ever in April.
11 Apr 2017
The new center for e-customs clearance in the Russian northwest is located 37 from Russia’s busiest container port.
10 Apr 2017
The Tokyo-based company has lost 8.9 percent of its value.
05 Apr 2017
US Customs and Border Protection is chipping away at unfinished parts of its omnibus Automated Commercial Environment system for electronic document filing.
03 Apr 2017
The project is tied to CBP's still-incomplete Automated Commercial Environment.
24 Mar 2017
Japanese authorities have ordered Yusen Logistics Co. to completely suspend its customs clearance operations.
13 Mar 2017
The joint customs consultative committee think tank includes industry representatives most impacted by Brexit.
28 Feb 2017
The Russian Federal Customs Service is trying to make itself more efficient.
22 Feb 2017
“Studies estimate that the TFA will cut the average cost of exporting by some 14 percent."
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.
02 Feb 2017
A unified customs clearance system along the New Silk Road from China to Europe can address the major pain points on the route, a World Economic Forum director believes.
18 Jan 2017
The dispute – over pay, pensions, and working conditions – began in July 2016.
12 Jan 2017
US Customs and Border Protection has indefinitely postponed the rollout of several more functions of its troubled new electronic filing system.
09 Jan 2017
Drug smugglers are using new techniques to hide contraband among legal cargo at the port of Santos.
05 Jan 2017
More generous free time practices and easier customs processes in Baltic states is costing Russian ports cargo.
29 Dec 2016
Customs authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and shipping lines are in a dispute over the cause of delays in the port's direct port delivery services.
16 Dec 2016
Brazilian shippers stung by ongoing slowdowns by customs officers can take solace in the fact that when those officers decide to resume their duties as normal, shipments between Uruguay and Brazil will have less customs restrictions placed on them.