Update: NY/NJ Dock Workers & Employers

Monday, 11 March 2013 by | Published in News

New York dock workers and employers reach deal, but ‘tweaking’ still remains THE long standoff between the International Longshoremen’ s Association (ILA) and employers in the Port of New York and New Jersey could be coming to an end with a tentative agreement being reached on local contract issues, American Shipper reports. But ILA spokesman

Trade and Travel Letter to CBP Industry Colleagues

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 by | Published in News

Trade and Travel Letter to CBP Industry Colleagues Deputy Commissioner of Customs David V. Aguilar issued a letter dated March 2, 2013 to Trade and Travel Colleagues discussing the budget sequestration and it’s affects. The letter contains some harsh realities which we have been reporting. Please see the following link for a copy of the

Certified C-TPAT Partners

Monday, 04 March 2013 by | Published in News

Under sequestration, here is a tangible benefit. CBP has stated: At this time there are no plans to eliminate or reduce trade facilitation benefits for CBP trusted trader participants. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) members will continue to receive priority (“front-of-the-line”) treatment for examinations. As a tangible benefit for the substantial efforts taken to secure

CBP Provides Initial Guidance On Sequester, Day One:

Monday, 04 March 2013 by | Published in News

On March 1, CBP initiated the second of what will be weekly conference calls with NCBFAA leadership and other trade organizations. Soon to be available will be guidance to the private sector on the CBP website, delivering the news on how these massive government budget cuts will affect its operations. Of immediate consequence will be

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