International Trade Compliance

CBP Modifies Post-Summary Correction Test to Expand Access to Data

December 3, 2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a notice that, effective Dec. 19, will modify its test concerning the processing of post-summary corrections to entry summaries filed in the Automated Commercial Environment.

U.S. and Canadian Apparel Associations Call for Further Regulatory Coherence

December 3, 2013

The American Apparel and Footwear Association and the Canadian Apparel Federation recently submitted input to the Regulatory Cooperation Council in response to a request for comments on regulatory harmonization between the United States and Canada.

FDA Supplier Verification Rule Merits NCBFAA Nod, Caution

December 3, 2013

In a November 14, comment letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the its proposed Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule, National Customs Broker and Forwarders Association of America, Inc., (NCBFAA) NCBFAA President Darrell Sekin applauded the FDA for capturing the intent of the law by defining the importer as "the person who caused a food to be imported." The regulati

[US] Customs brokers seek exemption from new truck rules

November 30, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 15 November 2013 article by American Shipper.

Ernst & Young Insights: Top 10 cross-border GST and customs issues for Canadian businesses

November 28, 2013

The recent increase in audit activity and denials of input tax credits (ITCs) in cross-border transactions serves as a reminder that there are many goods and services tax (GST) and customs tips and traps involved when importing and exporting goods. Failure to plan appropriately can result in unforeseen — and potentially costly — consequences.