News & Insights from JAS Worldwide Compliance

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May 2016

Webinars & Events May 2017
May 2, 2017

Georgia Logistics Summit

Date: May 16-17, 2017

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Logistics Summit is an event that brings more than 1500 logistics professionals to learn best practices and connect with industry decision makers. Registration is now open!

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Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Date: May 23-25, 2017

Location: Detroit, Michigan

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.

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3rd Annual Global Trade Educational Conference

Date: August 7-8, 2017

Location: Long Beach, CA

The NCBFAA Education Institute invites all global logistics professionals to its 3rd Annual Global Trade Educational Conference. This two day event will give global logistics professionals’ an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues. All trade professionals are invited to join!

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Import Restrictions on Steel Could be Imposed
May 2, 2017

The Department of Commerce has initiated an investigation to determine whether imports of foreign-made steel are harming U.S. national security. This investigation could lead to the Commerce Department recommending that the United States impose broad tariffs on steel imports. The Trump Administration anticipates results within 30 to 50 days.

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"The Trump administration has launched an investigation into whether foreign imports of steel compromise U.S. national security, a step towards fulfilling a campaign promise of cracking down more severely on the unfair trading practices of countries like China."

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Charleston CBP Seizes Cell Phone Accessories
May 1, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized about $1.1 million in fake mobile phone accessories on March 14. Among these items included phone cases, chargers, cables, and headphones. The products were coming from China when they arrived at the port and were destined for upstate South Carolina. After the shipment details were inspected, it was determined that the cargo needed further scrutiny. After the customs examination and appraisal, it was found that 85,000 individual accessories carrying images of various retailers were being used without permission.

“I’m proud of the work our officers and import specialists are doing to keep counterfeit merchandise, some of which could be dangerous to consumers, out of U.S. commerce,” said Charleston Acting Area Port Director Joanne Fogg. “CBP continues to work hard to protect legitimate businesses from unlawful use of their intellectual property.”

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Osha Brief: Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
May 3, 2016

According to the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) 29 CFR 1910.1200(g), what used to be Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are now obsolete and have been replaced by Safety Data Sheets (SDS).  Safety Data Sheets are used to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products.

"The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. As of June 1, 2015, the HCS will require new SDSs to be in a uniform format, and include the section numbers, the headings, and associated information under the headings listed on the page," stated an article by the United States Department of Labor.

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Training Tidbits May 2016
May 2, 2016

Did you know there is no Chapter 77 of the HTS/SCH B?

The United States has adopted the Harmonized System as a basis of both its export classification system (Schedule B) and its import classification system (HTS).  The Harmonized System consists of 22 sections divided into 97 chapters with chapter 77 intentionally left blank.  Chapter 77 is blank and reserved for possible future use!  

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Webinars & Events May 2016
May 2, 2016

Standard vs. Routed Export Transactions
Date:  May 12, 2016
Location:  Webinar
This webinar will address the two types of export transactions and the responsibilities of parties to the transactions.  We will discuss how to differentiate between a standard and a routed export transaction, as well as clarify the responsibilities of parties involved.  

Registration is open for G-TEC!
Date:  August 8-9, 2016
Location:  Atlanta, GA
The NCBFAA Educational Institute is proud to invite all global logistics professionals to the Second Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC).  This two-day event during beautiful summertime in Atlanta, GA will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues new and old.  The JAS Compliance Team will be in attendance!  Be sure to stop by and say hello!

JAS Compliance Attends NCBFAA Annual Conference
May 2, 2016

Ellis, JAS USA Corporate Compliance Specialist and Laurie Arnold, JAS USA Regulatory Compliance Officer attended the 2017 NCBFAA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The National Customs Broker & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Annual Conference brings together more than 600 of the international trade industry's top representatives from around the United States. For four days, the nation's leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, OTI’s and service providers gather to update themselves on industry developments and to connect with other colleagues in the industry. Various topics were discussed such as PGA’s, Export Compliance, Utilizing the ACE Portal, TSA, Supply Chain and more.


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