CBP Launches “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” Campaign to Inform of the Dangers of Counterfeit Goods

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CBP Launches “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” Campaign to Inform of the Dangers of Counterfeit Goods WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched the “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” campaign today to raise awareness of the dangers and negative impacts of purchasing counterfeit goods. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) initiative is an educational awareness … [Read more...]

ACE Sets Deployment for New Capabilities on July 8, 2017

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ACE Sets Deployment for New Capabilities on July 8, 2017 On July 8, 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will deploy a series of new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) capabilities to support Collections and Statements, Reconciliation, Drawback*, Duty Deferral and Liquidation (with the exception of the previously deployed electronic posting of the Notices of … [Read more...]

CIT Finds Importer Liable and is Penalized for Misclassification

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CIT Finds Importer Liable and is Penalized for Misclassification The Court of International Trade (CIT) has determined that an importer - Horizon Products International - is liable for a negligence penalty in a case involving misclassified imports. The case involves various types of plywood that were entered or attempted to be entered under incorrect duty-free tariff … [Read more...]

Chinese National Stole Sensitive Military Program Documents From United Technologies

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Chinese National Stole Sensitive Military Program Documents From United Technologies Yu Long, 38, a citizen of China and lawful permanent resident of the U.S., pleaded guilty to charges related to his theft of numerous sensitive military program documents from United Technologies and transporting them to China. One count of conspiracy to engage in the theft of trade secrets … [Read more...]

Automated Export System (AES) has a New Data Element

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Automated Export System (AES) has a New Data Element From Global Reach: The U.S. Census Bureau published the Final Rule entitled, “Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements,” April 19. This rule addresses new export reporting requirements related to the International Trade Data System and includes the addition of a new data element, the … [Read more...]

West Coast Contract Extension?

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West Coast Contract Extension? The PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) which represents terminal operators and shipping companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has formally proposed a three-year contract extension to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The current contract expires July 1, 2019. The proposal would be from 2019-2022. From … [Read more...]

Superior Freight Services Celebrates 25 Years!

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Superior Freight Services Celebrates 25 Years! On March 1, 2017, Superior Freight Services, Inc. celebrated their 25th Anniversary. From the beginning, the vision was to construct an International logistics company that was focused on a total commitment to exceptional customer service. The goal was to build their business that creates partnerships working as logistics … [Read more...]

ZTE Fined More Than $1 bln for U.S. Sanctions Violations

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ZTE Fined More Than $1 bln for U.S. Sanctions Violations Combined Penalty of $1.19 Billion with Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury Actions Shows All of Government Approach to Sanctions Enforcement From Reuters: The Chinese telecoms equipment giant ZTE  agreed to pay more than a billion dollars in fines and plead guilty to criminal charges for illegally … [Read more...]

OFAC: $516,000 Penalty for Violating Sanctions on Iran and Cuba

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OFAC: $516,000 Penalty for Violating Sanctions on Iran and Cuba The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC - Department of the Treasury) settles with Toronto-Dominion Bank -a financial institution headquartered in Canada has agreed to pay $516,105 to settle potential civil liability for 167 violations of the U.S. sanctions against Iran and Cuba. OFAC has also issued a … [Read more...]

BIS: Engaging in Prohibited Conduct

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BIS: Engaging in Prohibited Conduct The Bureau Of Industry & Security (BIS) advises that Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation engaged in prohibitive conduct on 25 occasions between April 2012 and May 2014. They exported thermal inaging cameras from the USA to various countries including, Hong Kong, Columbia, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Mexico without the required Department … [Read more...]

Alleged Anti-Boycott Violation

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Alleged Anti-Boycott Violation The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed a $162,000 civil penalty against Pelco - a U.S. company to settle charges that it violated (allegedly 66 times) the anti-boycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations. Specifically, in connection with the sale or transfer of goods from the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates and … [Read more...]

Iranian National Guilty of Illegally Exporting Products From the U.S. to Iran

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Iranian National Guilty of Illegally Exporting Products From the U.S. to Iran Mansour Moghtaderi Zadeh, 56, an Iranian national, pleaded guilty to taking part in a conspiracy involving the purchase and shipment of various products, including aviation parts and supplies, from the U.S. to Iran without a license. Zadeh, who had been living in Iran, pleaded guilty to one … [Read more...]