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"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) set another screening record during the 2017 holiday travel period, December 15 through January 2, 2018, with more than 42 million (42,043,588) passengers and more than 30.6 million (30,611,408) checked bags screened nationwide," stated an article by the TSA. December 22, the Friday before Christmas, had more than 2.5 million passengers and crew members screened. "It was the 11th busiest day in TSA’s history," TSA stated.
"On an average travel day, TSA screens approximately 2.1 million passengers and crew," stated the article by the TSA, "In the busiest days during the holiday travel period, TSA screened as many as 400,000 more passengers per day than usual."
Did you know that U.S. Manufactures ship billions of dollars in products for Valentine’s Day?
Last year these were the top three product categories and value of products shipped:
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Date: March 7-8, 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon
This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.
2018 Georgia Logistics Summit
Date: April 9-12, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
The Georgia Logistics Summit highlights all aspects of the logistics industry in Georgia. Now in its 10th year, the Summit brings together nearly 2,000 logistics and supply chain professionals from Georgia and beyond to network, share best practices, and learn about the latest trends in the industry.
The 2018 updates to the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule are now available. The current version available is “2018 Stages Rates Addition.” Please review to ensure that you have the latest version!
To view the updated document: https://hts.usitc.gov/current
Importers: If you can't answer these 12 questions on forced labor, you're in trouble! Did you know that import cargo that has been made with forced labor can be seized by CBP? An estimated 40.3 million people were living in modern slavery at any moment in time in 2016. This amounts to 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every thousand people in the world. Seventy three per cent of the victims of forced labor were female, and one in four victims were children. Forced labor accounted for 24.9 million people, while 15.4 million were in forced marriage.
Basic question: Have you taken reliable measures to ensure imported goods are not produced wholly or in part with convict labor, forced labor, and/or indentured labor (including forced or indentured child labor)? Click the following link (http://diaztradelaw.com/importers-cant-answer-12-questions-forced-labor-youre-trouble/ ) to find out what you can do to ensure imported goods are not produced by forced labor.
Article written and published by Jennifer Diaz of Diaz Trade Law.
"Canada has requested WTO consultations with the United States concerning certain laws, regulations and other measures maintained by the US with respect to anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings," stated an article by the World Trade Organization. The request was circulated to World Trade Organization members on January 10, 2018.
The 32-page complaint discussed technical details of the U.S. trade rulebook, ranging from the U.S. treatment of export controls to the use of retroactive duties and split decisions by the six-member U.S. International Trade Commission.