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July 2017

July 18, 2017

The NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America) NEI (National Education Institute) is hosting a webinar titled "Demystifying FSMA and the FSVP."  This is a quality learning opportunity.  Check it out below.  Got specific questions, contact us today!

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CBP Launches " Truth Behind Counterfeits" Campaign
July 12, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched the “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” campaign last week to raise awareness of the dangers and negative impacts of purchasing counterfeit goods. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) initiative is an educational awareness campaign for international travelers, designed to call attention to the growing impacts of purchasing counterfeit goods, including the loss of American jobs and the support of criminal activity. Last year, CBP seized more than $1.3 billion in counterfeit goods.

​The campaign will run through July at six of the busiest U.S. international airports: Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; Los Angeles International Airport; New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Cuba Policy Changes are Ahead
July 12, 2017

A change to the Cuba policy was announced from the White House on June 16, 2017.  "The policy memorandum directs the Treasury and Commerce Departments to begin the process of issuing new regulations within 30 days.  The policy changes will not take effect until those Departments have finalized their new regulations, a process that may take several months," the Cuban Policy Fact Sheet stated.  One of the main objectives is to "enhance compliance with United States law—in particular the provisions that govern the embargo of Cuba and the ban on tourism," the Fact Sheet also stated. The changing policy information can be found in the Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy.

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2017 G-TEC! Don't Miss Out!
July 11, 2017

Are you registered for G-TEC 2017?  The NCBFAA Educational Institute is proud to invite all global logistics professionals to the 3rd Annual Global Trade Education Conference (G-TEC).  This two-day event in Long Beach, CA will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments.

The two-day event will be August 7-8 in beautiful Long Beach, CA and 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 concerning these topics:

  • Tariff Engineering: How to Do it Properly
  • Documentation for Export Compliance (Proper Use of SLI, etc.)
  • PGA Update: Reporting Process in ACE (FDA, CPSC, etc.)
  • Embargoes and Sanctions: Update on Cuba, Iran, North Korea, etc.
  • Self-filing vs. Broker Filing, Challenges, Similarities, etc.
  • End User Verification Best Practices
  • Making FTZ, Bonded Warehouses, and ATA Carnets Work For You
  • Export Licensing Strategies for Better Compliance
  • Forced Labor Laws: What Does It Mean For You?
  • How to Handle US Export Agency Government Outreach & Company Visits
  • Reconciliation Entries in ACE
  • Best Practices to Avoid Unexpected Costs in International Trade (Demurrage, etc.)
  • Tools and Techniques for Internal Audits
  • INCOTERMS: A Case Study
  • Mastering HTSUS and Schedule B Classifications
  • Building a Successful Compliance Program & Team
  • Customs Bond Insufficiencies and Ensuring Compliance with CBP
  • Communicating with CBP before the Crisis
  • Duty Drawback Simplification / Adapting Your Procedures
  • Using ACE Reports: An Update

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JAS USA Employees Attend Seminar About FSVP Rule
July 11, 2017
From left to right: Tiffany Coffey (Corporate Compliance Specialist), Stefania Poli (Route Development Manager, Italy), Laurie Arnold (Regulatory Compliance Officer), Leah Ellis (Corporate Compliance Specialist), Scott Cassell (Corporate Compliance Specialist)

On June 13, 2017 a team of JAS USA employees’ attended a seminar entitled “Navigating the U.S. FDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule.”  The Foreign Supplier Verification Program is a newly implemented rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  It requires importers to perform certain risk-based activities that ensures food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards.  Importers are also required to ensure that products are not adulterated or misbranded with respect to allergen labeling.  The seminar provided in-depth knowledge of the rule.  The knowledge obtained will assist our JAS teams with being able to answer questions and guide importers in the process of complying with this rule.  JAS USA is committed to following the development of the market and supports the customers’ needs as necessary!

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Labels
July 11, 2017

The FDA announced the new nutrition facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information.  On June 13, 2017, the FDA announced its intention to extend the compliance date for the Nutrition Facts Label final rule.  The compliance date is set for July 26, 2018 with an additional year to comply for manufacturers with annual food sales of less than $10 million.

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Training Tidbits! July 2017
July 10, 2017

Did you know ……The first women’s swimsuit was created in the 1800’s.  It came with a pair of bloomers.

For customs purposes, if swimsuits are imported with an accompanying swimsuit cover that matches the swimsuit in design, the two items cannot be imported as a set and must be imported as two separate items for classification purposes.

Webinars & Events July 2017
July 10, 2017

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Date:  July 26-27, 2017

Location:  Oklahoma, OK

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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