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CBP Clarification and Guidance on Exporting PPE

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has issued a new directive that provides additional clarity from the previously issued Federal Register notice on April 10, 2020 that pertains to the export of PPE from...

CBP Updates Minimum Security Criteria for CTPAT

From CBP: CTPAT Criteria Modifications: Regarding the new minimum security criteria, after further consulting with the trade community, and following their recommendations, CTPAT recently updated Criterion 7.37 to read as follows:  Criteria: Following a significant...

What Kind of Warehouse do I Need?

What Kind of Warehouse do I Need?

When it comes to storing, moving, or manipulating cargo, most of this activity occurs in a regular commercial warehouse. However, when considering the myriad of regulations surrounding imports and exports, foreign trade zones (FTZ’s), Bonded...

CBP Miami Seaport Update

March 30, 2020: Update to CBP Miami Seaport Information Bulletin 2020-5201-004. TO:     IMPORTERS, CUSTOMSHOUSE BROKERS, AIR CARRIERS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, CONTAINER STATION OPERATORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES...

Information for Filing PPE and Medical Devices During COVID-19

CSMS #42124872 -Information for Filing Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Devices During COVID-19 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing instruction to the import community regarding the submission of entry information for personal protective...

FMC Commissioner Louis E. Sola at November FCBF Meeting

Thank you very much.  It is my honor to be here today with all of you.  In my time at the FMC, I have had the opportunity to meet with many of our stakeholders and visit several different ports; but coming home to Florida is always a special treat.  It is good to be...

CBP’s 21st-Century Customs Framework

CBP’s 21st-Century Customs Framework

By: Lenny Feldman, FCBF Legal Counsel lfeldman@strtrade.com  U.S. Customs and Border Protection has identified six key themes for which CBP seeks public input: Emerging Roles in the Global Supply Chain: Due to technological advances and new modes of conducting...