Singapore Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison – Illegal Exports to Iran of U.S. Components

Singapore Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison - Illegal Exports to Iran of U.S. Components Lim Yong Nam, aka Steven Lim, 43, a citizen of Singapore, was sentenced to 40 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy that caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the U.S. to Iran, at least 14 of which were later found in unexploded improvised … [Read more...]

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter Here are a few of the articles in the Newsletter: ACE July 8th Post Release Deployment Postponed Automated Export System (AES) has a New Data Element CBP Launches “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” Campaign to Inform of the Dangers of Counterfeit Goods To check out violations and other information: Summer 2017 Newsletter … [Read more...]

ACE July 8th Post Release Deployment Postponed

ACE July 8th Post Release Deployment Postponed CBP is rescheduling the last primary deployment of core trade processing capabilities in ACE which had been scheduled for July 8, 2017. This deployment includes liquidation (with the exception of the previously deployed electronic posting of the Notices of Liquidation on CBP.gov), reconciliation, drawback, duty deferral, … [Read more...]

Exporter Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison Following Convictions On All Counts At Trial

Exporter Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison Following Convictions On All Counts At Trial Alexander Posobilov was sentenced [February 2017] to 135 months’ imprisonment for conspiring to export and illegally exporting controlled microelectronics to Russia, as well as for conspiring to launder money. Posobilov, together with ten other individuals and two corporations – ARC … [Read more...]

Florida Firm Fined $27 Million for Export Violations

Florida Firm Fined $27 Million for Export Violations The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it has reached a $27 million civil settlement with Access USA Shipping, LLC (“Access USA”), of Sarasota, Florida, to settle allegations that it committed violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) during April 21, 2011 … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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...]