International Trade Compliance

Progress Being Made Toward Single Window for Trade Data [in US]

December 10, 2013

[US] Federal agencies are making progress in developing the International Trade Data System and the trade community has identified a number of features that should be included, according to a recent report from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection advisory panel. At a Nov. 15 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of CBP (COAC), the One U.S.

WTO talks fail to agree on global trade deal text

December 10, 2013

Marathon talks on the World Trade Organization's first-ever worldwide trade reform in Geneva failed early on Monday to agree on a text to put to ministers who meet in Bali next month.

Next Deployment of [US] ACE Functionality Slated for Jan. 4; Re-engineered AES Expected in April

December 7, 2013

...CBP is planning to complete core trade processing capabilities in ACE through seven deployments of new features over the next three years. This approach is based on the Agile software development methodology, which produces smaller pieces of functionality more frequently. The first of these deployments (Deployment A) was implemented Nov. 2.

[US] Importer Bona Fides, Benefits for Broker Best Practices Discussed at COAC Meeting

December 7, 2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and trade community representatives are continuing to work on developing a standard way for importers of record to establish their identity to customs brokers.

[US] Congress Considers Further Delays in Food Safety Rules; FDA Extends Comment Period

December 3, 2013

A number of regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act could be further delayed if Congress approves a House-backed provision as part of the farm bill currently under consideration. This provision could make it more difficult for the FDA to comply with a federal court order directing the agency to issue all FSMA final rules no later than June 30, 2015.