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FCBF Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

FCBF Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

The Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association confirmed and installed its 2020-21 Board of Directors at the virtual General MembershipMeeting in July. The FCBF Board is comprised of some of Florida’s top professionals in the import/export industry. FCBF Board...

BIS to Clarify Routed Export Transaction Rules

The Department of Commerce recently published the 2020 Regulatory Agenda for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) which details the current slate of upcoming rules and their various stages of completion. We are looking forward to seeing the highly-anticipated...

FCBF Guide to Becoming a Licensed Customs Broker

FCBF Guide to Becoming a Licensed Customs Broker

How to become a Customs Broker What is a Customs broker? According to CBP.gov, Customs brokers "are private individuals, partnerships, associations or corporations licensed, regulated and empowered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assist importers and...

CBP: The Updated CTPAT Security Profile is Now Available

CBP: The Updated CTPAT Security Profile is Now Available

All partners are aware that CTPAT implemented the new Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) in 2020.   The CTPAT security profile was taken offline for several months in order to update the security profile with the new MSC.  The security profile is now back online and open...

CBP Issues Guidance for Section 301 Tranche 4A – $300B

Fourth Round of Product Exclusions from China (9903.88.47) BACKGROUND On May 13, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 28693 announcing the decision to grant the fourth round of certain requested exclusions...

Guidelines for Reopening

Guidelines for Reopening

As South Florida counties become the last in the state to initiate re-opening procedures, we have pored over Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's reopening guidelines document to pull out the best practices and recommendations for logistics companies. Are things...

FMC Decision on Demurrage and Detention

FMC Decision on Demurrage and Detention

On April 28, 2020, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) issued its interpretive rules on the reasonableness of carrier and marine terminal operator (MTO) policies and practices when assessing demurrage and detention.  The final rules...