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April 2018

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Want to Avoid 1 BILLION dollars in civil and criminal penalties from OFAC and BIS?

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 24, 2018 0 comments

exporttParticipants of our Importing 201 webinar said – “This is my second seminar with DTC/DTL and each time I walk away feeling like I’ve learned quite a bit of information in addition to gathering extensive resources so that I can learn more.”

You don’t want to miss Exporting 201 on May 22! Register here!

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CBP Now Issuing Penalties for Wood Packaging Material Violations

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 18, 2018 0 comments

cratesDue to the increase in penalties for wood packaging material (WPM) violations – we thought it important to remind the importing community that CBP is issuing WPM penalties and the background as to why.

On September 25, 2017, CBP issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #17-000609 informing importers of CBP’s intent to issue penalties for wood packaging material violations. In the message, CBP states all wood packaging material (WPM) imported into the United States must have been treated at the place of origin, and contain the appropriate marking upon importation.  CBP is trying to “prevent the introduction of exotic timber pests,” and is encouraging the importing community to look towards alternatives to WPM and to educate your supply chains about ISPM 15 requirements. Continue Reading

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Right to Make Entry: Are You Entitled to Import Goods?

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 11, 2018 3 Comments

importerPrior to importing goods into the U.S. -it is essential to confirm that the Importer of Record listed on the entry actually has the “Right to Make Entry”.

Who is entitled to make entry of goods?

Under U.S. law, the right to make entry for goods is held only by the importer of record.

The term importer of record, provided under Section 484 of the United States Code, was amended by Public Law 97-446.  Under those provisions, the importer of record is defined as Continue Reading

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Advanced Importing & Exporting Webinars – RSVP Today!

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 6, 2018 0 comments

depositphotos_46947357-stock-illustration-book-now-stampWhether you are a new or experienced importer or exporter, the next 2 webinars are essential!

  • When do you get to hear the ins and outs of CBP audits from a former CBP auditor?
  • When do you get to hear a customs broker share with you the tips and tools you need to ensure your broker has your back?
  • When do you get to hear from a Board Certified Expert on actual horror stories and when its in your best interest to file a Disclosure?

RSVP now to join our Importing 201 and Exporting 201 webinars. And don’t forget to check out all of our upcoming webinars! Continue Reading

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On the Brink of a Trade War: Trump’s New Tariff Plan on Chinese Imports

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 6, 2018 5 Comments

handsThe Trump administration has engaged in a trade showdown with China, targeting more than $50 billion worth of products.  The administration’s actions are the result of investigations under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (“Section 301”) and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (“Section 232”).

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OFAC Increases Civil Monetary Penalties

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 4, 2018 0 comments

coinsOn March 19, 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) adjusted its maximum civil monetary penalties for inflation (per the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015). The rationale for this increase is to maintain and improve the effectiveness and deterrent effect of civil monetary penalties. Any increase applies to penalties assessed after the effective date regardless of whether the violation occurred prior to such date.

How much did civil monetary penalties increase? Continue Reading