GSP Due to Expire July 31, 2013

Thursday, 09 May 2013 by | Published in News

GSP Due to Expire July 31, 2013 (05/02/2013)     The Generalized System of Preferences (“GSP”) trade preference program is due to expire on July 31, 2013. CBP has no information as to whether or not this preference program will be renewed and if it is renewed, whether there will be a lapse period, or

ATPA/ATPDEA Due to Expire July 31, 2013

Thursday, 09 May 2013 by | Published in News

ATPA/ATPDEA Due to Expire July 31, 2013  (05/02/2013)     The ATPA and ATPDEA (“Andean”) trade preference programs are due to expire on July 31, 2013. CBP has no information as to whether or not these preference programs will be renewed and if they are renewed, whether there will be a lapse period, or whether

ILA Members Overwhelming Ratify New Six-Year Master Contract

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 by | Published in News

New York-New Jersey ILA Group Says Yes to Local Agreement NORTH BERGEN, NJ – A new six-year Master Contract, covering some 14,500 waterfront workers belonging to the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) was overwhelming approved by ILA members today in a ratification vote conducted at ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast. The ILA negotiated

Sequester update 4-4-2013

Thursday, 04 April 2013 by | Published in News

Acting Commissioner of CBP Thomas Winkowski sent the letter copied below to all CBP employees. The Office of Administration’s review of the Continuing Resolution was apparently successful in finding the funding flexibility necessary to postpone implementation of both furloughs and overtime de-authorization.   Updated Information on FY 2013 Budget   To the men and women

Sequester update

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 by | Published in News

Sequestration Update: The recently passed continuing resolution budget that goes to the end of this year included additional funds for CBP. The funding bill included some additional money to CBP’s budget beyond what was expected with the sequestration budget cuts. CBP is reviewing the impact of the continuing resolution with the Office of Management and

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