Customs Reschedules JFK Seminar on Toys and Festive Articles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection in JFK has announced a new date for the toys and festive articles seminar that was postponed in October due to the government shutdown. The new date will be Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the

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U.S. Government Reopens. What the trade community can expect now.

After a shutdown that lasted over two weeks, the U.S. government reopened on Thursday October 17th.  Trade support offices are now open and websites that were previously suspended are now operational, including the Harmonized Tariff Schedule on the International Trade

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Customs Postpones the 2013 East Coast Trade Symposium

U.S. Customs has announced the postponement of their East Coast Trade Symposium, previously scheduled for October 24-25, 2013, in Washington, D.C. They cited the protracted lapse in appropriations as significantly impacting their ability to prepare for and commit the resources

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Government Shutdown Update

The following is an update from various sources regarding the current government shutdown. U.S. Customs – CBP operations are proceeding as normal. Ports of entry are open and clearance of cargo is ongoing with minimal impact according to Customs. Cargo

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Government Shutdown Update

We have heard from numerous sources today regarding the U.S. government shutdown and are providing the following update. U.S. Customs – CBP operations are proceeding as normal. There may be delays in post entry functions such as protest review. The

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Impact of U.S. Government Shutdown

The United States government shut down at midnight on September 30th. The services of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are not expected to be affected as they are considered essential. Cargo will continue to clear. U.S. Customs duties are

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Registration is now open for CBP’s Trade Symposium

Registration is now open for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium to be held October 24-25 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Topics to be covered include ACE, interagency efforts with U.S. exports, air cargo advance

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GSP Program Expires

The Generalized System of Preferences program expired July 31st despite efforts to pass legislation to extend the program to September 2015. Chances of renewal are slim at this point since Congress adjourns for its summer recess on August 2nd. They

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GSP Update

Congress has introduced legislation (H.R. 2709) to extend GSP through September 2015. GSP is currently due to expire July 31, 2013. It is unclear whether Congress will act in time to pass the new legislation prior to the August recess.

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GSP is Due to Expire July 31st

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program is slated to expire on July 31, 2013. As of this writing, it appears unlikely that Congress will extend the legislation prior to the expiration date. With the upcoming Congressional summer recess, we

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