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OFAC – $1.7 Million Penalty Against Bank for Processing Transactions for Sanctioned Entity

OFAC – $1.7 Million Penalty Against Bank for Processing Transactions for Sanctioned Entity The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a $1,700,100 settlement with UBS AG (UBS) – financial institution headquartered in Switzerland.  UBS agreed to settle its potential civil liability for 222 apparent violations of the Global Terrorism […]

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Delayed – Mandatory Use of ACE for Entry/Entry Summary Filing

Delayed – Mandatory Use of ACE for Entry/Entry Summary Filing From CBP – CSMS: Updated Timeline for Mandatory Transition to ACE for Electronic Entry and Summary Filing Executive Council, and the White House, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been actively tracking and assessing stakeholder readiness for the mandatory filing of all electronic entry and entry […]

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West Coast: Congestion felt through 2nd Quarter

West Coast: Congestion felt through 2nd Quarter Retailers were impacted by the West Coast contract negotiations that resulted in a later start to the spring season. This will cost the U.S. retailers an estimated $7 billion this year. From JOC: Many major retailers say they’ve had to cutback calendars and build up inventories well in […]

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USPPI Responsibilities – Checklist

USPPI Responsibilities – Checklist Here is a checklist that will assist as a tool for establishing procedures and collecting information to ensure that your organization complies with all FTR’s and other government regulations: Did I check to see if any of the goods have the proper licenses? Are any products on the U.S. Munitions List (USML)? […]

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USPPI Responsibilities

USPPI Responsibilities What is a USPPI? The USPPI, as defined by FTR (Foreign Trade Regulations), is the person in the United States that receives the primary benefit, monetary or otherwise, of the export transaction. If you are the recipient of the purchase order from the overseas party for cargo that is exported and your invoicing […]

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Tianjin Port Blasts – Thunderstorms complicate recovery

Tianjin Port Blasts – Thunderstorms complicate recovery From AP (via ABC News): Thunderstorms Tuesday complicated recovery efforts from last week’s massive explosions at a warehouse in China’s Tianjin port that killed at least 114 people, left 57 missing and exposed dangerous chemicals — including some that could become flammable on contact with water. Experts have […]

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Imports and the Automated Export System (AES) Filing Requirements

Imports and the Automated Export System (AES) Filing Requirements Is an AES filing required for goods that previously entered in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands? From Global Reach: To answer that question it is important to know how the goods were imported. When goods come into the United States they […]

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Explosions at Chinese Container Port -Tianjin

Explosions at Chinese Container Port -Tianjin From Reuters: Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 50 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters, officials and state media said on Thursday. At least 700 people were […]

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Iranian Company Pleads Guilty to U.S. Export Violation

Iranian Company Pleads Guilty to U.S. Export Violation An officer of Falcon Instrumentation & Machinery FZE, an Iranian corporation formerly known as FIMCO (Falcon/FIMCO) , entered a plea of guilty on behalf of the corporation to conspiracy to evade export licensing requirements. The conspiracy: An attempt to smuggle to Iran a machine with possible military as […]

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