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CBP Releases Eligibility Requirements and Security Criteria for its C-TPAT Exporter Program

On July 9, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released the eligibility requirements and security criteria for its expanded Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. CBP is expanding C-TPAT to...more

Exporters will soon be able to take advantage of C-TPAT benefits! BIG news

Until now, eligibility for a Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification has been an importers only program. Now a plan is in the works to expand the program to exporters. One proposed benefit would be...more

Quickly Take Your Medicine: FDA's Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program Presents Opportunity for Expedited Imports of API and Finished...

Taking a page from an established Customs program, importers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and finished drug products may now have the opportunity to become eligible for expedited entry into the United States. ...more

C-TPAT Members Get Benefits in the EU

U.S. importers that are members of the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT), when serving as U.S. exporters of goods to the European Union (EU), will receive expedited Custom clearance, decreased inspection...more

Use the C-TPAT Program to Facilitate Your Imports and Exports

Global supply chain security has been a hot topic for years. Containerized shipping has been identified as one of the weak points in border security. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government...more

U.S. Customs Announces Major Changes in Wake of Sequestration Budget Cuts

With sequestration cuts now in effect, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar issued guidance over the weekend about CBP’s revised operations. Like many other government agencies, CBP will...more

EU Customs Practice Group - June/July 2012

In This Issue: - EU CUSTOMS POLICY MCC/UCC recast proposal; Multi-annual Strategic Plan and IT strategy; Fighting fraud in the EU; and, FISCALIS and CUSTOMS merge faces opposition. -...more

Mutual Recognition: Simpler EU-US Customs Procedures for Trusted Traders

The European Union and United States on 4 May 2012 signed an agreement to recognize one and other’s authorized traders. The agreement aims to facilitate customs procedures, increasing trade and creating jobs between the two...more

EU Customs Developments - February/March 2012

In this issue: - EU CUSTOMS POLICY (Commission’s proposal for amendment of the MCC; EP study on the implementation of the MCC) - TARIFFS (Update on duty suspensions/tariff quotas; Council and EP discuss EU GSP...more

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