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ZIM to launch Mexico-Tampa service in December

ZIM to launch Mexico-Tampa service in December

ZIM has announced it will expand its regional network, providing a new option for customers in Mexico and the US. The carrier will start a new service between Altamira and Port Tampa Bay next month--aptly called the Mexico Tampa Shuttle (MTS). Beginning in...

CBP Updates: Real-time ASI in ACE

CSMS #44130603 : Increase in Bond Status Messages due to Real-Time ASI Deployment Sept 18, 2020 -- Please be advised that CBP commenced a pilot with sureties for Real-Time ASI on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The goal of this system enhancement is to expand the...

UPDATE: Section 232 on Imports of Aluminum Articles from Canada

CSMS #44591106 BACKGROUND On October 27, 2020 the President issued a Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States, reinstating Canada’s exclusion from additional 10 percent duties under Section 232 on certain non-alloyed unwrought...

Intellectual Property Rights Hub

Intellectual Property Rights Hub

As we approach peak season for imports, it is important that the international trade community work to ensure the safety and integrity of the goods entering the country.

FCBF Legislative Agenda, 116th Congress

FCBF Legislative Agenda, 116th Congress

Even in a tumultuous year such as this 2020 has been, our efforts to update our Florida Congressional delegation have not stopped or slowed down. Below you will find details on our stance on particular issues that have the potential to greatly impact the customs...

3 easy ways to help your freight forwarding business thrive in 2020

3 easy ways to help your freight forwarding business thrive in 2020

Times are tougher than ever for our fellow freight forwarders and customs brokers here in Florida this year. Everyone is facing new challenges, however, for larger freight forwarding businesses that are already adapted to the digital world, the pain is more manageable...

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...