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March 2018

Webinars & Events - March 2018
March 6, 2018

WEBINAR:  Creating an Effective Export Compliance Program and Actions to Take if an Export Violation Occurs

Date:  March 22, 2018  

Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar will provide an overview of the eight elements of an effective Export Compliance Program recommended to prevent export violations and ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Included will be a look at BIS Regulatory help available if a company has committed a violation of the EAR.

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13TH Annual Export Control Forum

Date:  March 27-28, 2018            

Location:  Santa Clara, CA

This year’s Export Control Forum will feature experts from the principal U.S export control agencies. Topics to be covered include U.S. embargoes and sanctions, encryption, identifying and protecting emerging technologies, the latest information on transfers from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List, updates to the Foreign Trade Regulations, export compliance best practices, and much more!

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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.

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Helpful Tips March 2018
March 6, 2018

Are You at Risk?  Have you ever thought or even said any of these statements?

“Just use this harmonized tariff code, it’s the one we have always used.”

“Send it to another port and use the same HTS and maybe that port won’t catch it…”

”We’ve never had to enter this item as ADD/CVD before so it doesn’t apply.”

“Compliance manual?  Why do we need that?”

“Ultimate Consignee type?  Other/unknown seems like a good choice.”

“Routed export transaction, who cares.”

“Oh just mark it as EAR99 and send it no license required, it can’t be harmful.”

If you have thought or said any of these statements, you may be putting yourself at a compliance risk!  JAS Compliance may be able to help you!!!  We offer a variety of value-add services.

Please contact your JAS representative today for more information!

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Tidbits!
March 6, 2018

Importers, have you signed up for periodic monthly statements?  ​

Did you know that Periodic Monthly Statements (PMS) allows users to consolidate the payment of duties and taxes to Customs on a monthly basis?  With this capability, operations for many filers have changed from a day to day payment process to a consolidated account based payment process.  JAS Forwarding can help you with this!

Please contact your JAS representative today for more information!

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CBP is on the Final Step with Implementing ACE
March 6, 2018

CBP announced on February 24, 2018 that the last big step in automating the import and export process within the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) has been completed. "This is a monumental milestone for CBP—over 15 years in the making—an electronic system that streamlines and automates all phases of cargo processing, including pre-arrival, arrival, post release, exports, and partner government agency (PGA) integration into what we call a 'single window,'" stated an article by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

ACE is and has been one of the most intricate and elaborate IT projects ever managed by the federal government. "CBP personnel developed over 5.3 million lines of code, automated 269 forms, input the regulations of more than 47 PGAs and added hundreds of thousands of users," stated CBP. Getting ACE implemented was not an easy feat for the customs brokers, but they pushed through and are proud of their accomplishment.

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CBP Advances U.S. Trade Enforcement Facilitation
March 6, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues making progress in the implementation of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) on the Act’s two year anniversary. TFTEA updates and strengthens how CBP works and accomplishes its trade mission. The goal of the Act is to support CBP's efforts in ensuring a fair and competitive trade environment for American people and businesses.

From the CBP article:

"CBP has used the additional authorities provided under TFTEA to prohibit the entry of goods made by forced labor, including forced child labor, into the United States and also established a Forced Labor Division within the Office of Trade. CBP seized more than 10,000 cartons of frozen squid, valued at more than $200,000, in November 2017 that was processed with North Korean forced labor. To date, CBP, in collaboration with its inter-agency partners, including the Department of Labor, which compiles lists of goods that are likely produced by forced labor, has detained 57 shipments of goods, valued at $6.3 million that are suspected of involving forced labor."

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EPA Proposes New User Fees for Importers
March 6, 2018

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has released a pre-publication of its proposed rule to establish user fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  In the rule, EPA proposes fees and categories for fiscal years 2019, 2020 and 2021.  Companies that may be impacted by the user fee rule including manufacturers and importers should carefully review the proposal and submit comments to EPA.  EPA is accepting comments until April 27, 2018.

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