News & Insights from JAS Worldwide Compliance

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September 2017

CBP Exercises EAPA Authority
September 8, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released ten decisions during the week of August 17th in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigations, regarding the evasion of the antidumping duty orders for wire hangers and wooden furniture.

From the article:

"CBP issued its first final determination in an EAPA investigation on Monday August 14th, finding substantial evidence that wire hangers were imported through evasion," stated the article by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, "Specifically, the hangers were transshipped from China through Thailand to evade the antidumping duties.  The authority for investigating under EAPA began last August 2016, and the allegation on transshipment of hangers through Thailand was filed shortly thereafter, in September."

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Training Tidbits September 2017
September 8, 2017

Did you know ……September is the only month with the same number of letters in its name as the number of the month: it is the NINTH month and has NINE letters!

Additionally, the first day of fall is in September.  As the weather cools down, it is the perfect time to indulge in some of the most popular fall flavored coffee, tea, and spices!  Coffee, tea, and spices are classified in chapter NINE of the Schedule B and HTS Tariff book!!!!

Retirement Party for CBP K-9
September 8, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers hosted a retirement party for CBP narcotics dog "Milky" at the International Falls Port of Entry. Milky started working with his partner, CBP Officer Pete Benedix, in 2012 and they were assigned to the International Falls Port of Entry. In his five-year career, Milky participated in multiple narcotics seizures.

​From the article:

"CBP employs dogs as long as they can successfully perform and meet workload requirements. The service career of a detector dog will typically last no longer than eight years. 'Milky' was adopted by his CBP K-9 handler and partner. This ensures that 'Milky' will have a loving and comfortable life for his golden years in retirement."

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JAS USA Compliance Hosts Export Conference
September 8, 2017

In early August, JAS employees’ from across the country traveled to JAS Headquarters in Atlanta, GA to attend an export conference.  For two days, the conference provided hands on training and presentations on various export topics including red flags, restricted countries, routed transactions, dangerous goods and many more!  The conference was a success and the knowledge gained was valuable information for all of the attendee’s!  ​

Helpful Tips September 2017
September 8, 2017

Do you have the most up-to-date SLI form?  

A recent update was made to the JAS Forwarding shipper’s letter of instructions form.  A SLI serves multiple purposes.  

​Its purpose is to:  

  • To provide transportation and documentation instructions.
  • To provide export control and reporting information.
  • To convey authorization to the forwarding agent for the filing of Electronic Export Information (EEI) to the Automated Export System (AES).  

Do you have the current version?  Please click here to review the form and ensure that you have the latest and greatest!  

Download SLI Form

G-TEC Conference 2017
September 8, 2017

​JAS Forwarding employees’ attended the G-TEC Conference 2017 this year. This is a two-day event that gives customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, service providers, importers, exporters and global logistics professionals an opportunity to receive updates on industry developments.

In attendance from JAS Forwarding was (left to right) Dan Zupko, Ginger Shalkowski, Laurie Arnold and Leah Ellis.

Webinars & Events September 2017
September 4, 2017

Export Compliance Webinar

September 27, 2017

Time - 12pm -1pm EST

In this webinar, exporters will understand U.S. export controls, sanctions regulations, the export license process, and tips for developing and implementing a compliance program.  This webinar is for the beginner or new to exporting U.S. small and medium size business.  

Update 2017 Conference on Exports & Policy

October 3 - 5 , 2017

Washington, DC

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is preparing for the 30th annual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy in Washington, D.C.  This major outreach activity draws business and government representatives from around the world to learn and exchange ideas about export control issues.  It is one of the Department’s most notable international trade events.

ATA Carnet 101 Webinar

November 8, 2017

Time - 1-2pm EST

In this webinar, exporters will learn what an ATA Carnet is and why you should use one. They will also learn what countries accept ATA Carnets and how to clear an ATA Carnet with Customs.  This webinar is for the beginner or new to exporting U.S. small and medium size business.


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