REMINDER… U.S.-Colombia FTA Effective May 15; GSP, ATPA Eligibility Terminated The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement enters into force May 15. As of that date over 80% of U.S. exports of consumer and industrial products to Colombia will become duty-free, including agricultural and construction equipment, building products, aircraft and parts, fertilizers, information technology equipment, medical scientific

CUSTOMS CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE AND EXPERTISE

Monday, 14 May 2012 by | Published in News

CUSTOMS CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE AND EXPERTISE On Thursday, May 10, 2012, Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the expansion of Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers) at the West Coast Trade Symposium in Long Beach, CA. CBP will create two new Centers by the end of Fiscal Year

US-COLOMBIA TRADE PROMOTION AGREEMENT

Monday, 16 April 2012 by | Published in News

Cartagena, Colombia – President Barack Obama announced today that the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement will take effect on May 15, 2012. This announcement follows completion of work by the United States and Colombia to review each other’s laws and regulations related to the implementation of the Agreement, as well as Colombia’s important steps to fulfill

Verifying Trade Preference Programs

Friday, 06 April 2012 by | Published in News

Supplemental Instructions for Document Review When Verifying Trade Preference Program Claims for Textiles and Wearing Apparel TBT-12-003 03/22/2012 Reference: TBT-11-004 Additional Documents Used to Verify Free Trade Agreement and Legislated Trade Program Claims for Textiles and Wearing Apparel TBT-07-019 Documents Used to Verify Free Trade Agreement and Legislated Trade Program Claims for Textiles and Wearing

Details of CBP Proposed Rule to Refuse or Conditionally Release Imports Noncompliant with Energy Rules U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a proposed rule to amend its regulations to provide that CBP will refuse admission or conditionally release consumer products and industrial equipment that do not comply with applicable energy conservation or labeling standards,

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