International Trade Compliance

US CBP Extends Air Cargo Pilot

November 12, 2013

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is extending its Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) pilot for an additional nine months until July 26, the agency said.

The program involves the transmission of data about air cargo destined to or transiting through the United States.

Applicants can apply to join the pilot programme until December 23.

CBP Reschedules Next Deployment of ACE Functionality for Nov. 2

November 11, 2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that Deployment A, the first of seven planned releases of enhanced functionality under the Automated Commercial Environment, will be implemented on Nov. 2…

RCC Welcomes Input into Next Phase of Work - deadline extended to November 8th

November 11, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 22 October 2013 news release by Canada's Economic Action Plan.

White House Trumpets Progress on Export Control Reform

November 11, 2013

A White House fact sheet states that with the first set of revised export control lists having gone into effect Oct. 15, the Obama administration “has successfully implemented the first parts of its new export control system in all four areas of the current export control system: what we control, how we control it, and how we enforce and manage our controls.”

Still No Agreement on Harmonized Rules of Origin Work at WTO

October 29, 2013

Following a Sept. 26 meeting, the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Rules of Origin reported that members continue to be divided on whether or not to work toward the completion of negotiations for harmonized non-preferential rules of origin.

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