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

ILA Master Contract Update

Friday, 29 March 2013 by | Published in News

ILA MASTER CONTRACT UPDATE Increases in Wages, Protection of Container Royalty and Jurisdiction And Strong National Health Care Plan (MILA) Among Reasons ILA Wage Scale Committee and President Harold Daggett Urging Ratification of New Master Contract On April 9th 03/28/2013 NORTH BERGEN, NJ -Harold J. Daggett, President, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO tells ILA members that

Resumption of Overtime Requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Overtime Clearance Services DATE:                                   MAR 19 2013   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has received notification, dated March 18, 2013, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), concerning the resumption of overtime requests for all overtime activities at ports of entry by FWS. Effective

Sequestration update

Friday, 15 March 2013 by | Published in News

The Los Angeles Custom Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association sent out the below update on sequestration:   To: LACBFFA Members, On March 12, 2013, the LACBFFA was briefed by both the Director of Field Operations for Customs and Border Protection in Los Angeles, Todd Owen, and the Assistant Director of Field Operations, Anne Maricich. CBP

No Fish & Wildlife Overtime Services

Thursday, 14 March 2013 by | Published in News

If you import merchandise subject to Fish & Wildlife, please see the below Pipeline issued by CBP regarding no more Fish & Wildlife overtime services… ********************************************************* U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION FIELD OPERATIONS, NEW YORK JFK AIRPORT INFORMATIONAL PIPELINE NO. 13-008-JFK TO:Customhouse Brokers, Importers, Exporters, and Others Concerned SUBJECT:  Effects of the Sequester on U.S.