ACE Downtime Procedures Issued by CBP

ACE Downtime Procedures Issued by CBP U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a document intended to provide guidance on CBP processes during ACE system interruptions and to help trade partners develop their own downtime policies and procedures. CBP officials have also said they are working to minimize outages. The guidance is a document that will be revised as … [Read more...]

US Company Settles & Pays for Importer’s Customs Fraud

US Company Settles & Pays for Importer’s Customs Fraud Federal prosecutors in New York announced the settlement of a lawsuit relating to a scheme to evade import duties. The case involved an investigation  by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding an importer’s … [Read more...]

CBP: UPDATE on Guidance to Trade on Cargo Processing during Hurricane Harvey

CBP: UPDATE on Guidance to Trade on Cargo Processing during Hurricane Harvey US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued the following CSMS (Cargo Systems Messaging Service) #17-000521: The following guidance is provided for entry and entry summary filing for cargo aboard ships that have been forced to divert due to Hurricane Harvey. Scenario 1: At the of time the … [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...]