Industry News

Virginia Port Shuns Empty Containers to Accommodate Cargo Diverted From NY-NJ

Journal of Commerce Virginia International Terminals will only be accepting loaded containers into the terminals in order to maximize capacity inthe container stacks for cargo diverted from the Port of...

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Resumes Operations in New England, Mid-Atlantic Regions

Washington - Hurricane Sandy was a crippling storm along the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. It left more than eightmillion residents and businesses without power. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

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Bay Brokerage Approved for Foreign Trade Zone in Northern New York

The United States Department of Commerce, Foreign Trade Zone Board has approved Bay Brokerage, Inc. to operate a Foreign Trade Zone at their new site in Jefferson County near the...

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Importing New Canadian Specification Vehicles Into Canada

The Canadian Border Services Agency has issued notice of new procedures for importing new vehicles into Canada. 1. This notice is to clarify the border declaration procedure for new Canadian...

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Notice of New High Security Seal Standards–March 1, 2012

Effective March 1, 2012 the current International Organization for Standardization (ISO) mechanical seal standard (ISO/PAS 17712) will be replaced with a new ISO standard--ISO 17712:2010.  C-TPAT understands that seals are...

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CBP Issues Updated Bonded Warehouse Manual

Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces today the release of the updated Bonded Warehouse Manual for Customs and Border Protection Officers and bonded Warehouse Proprietors. Bonded Warehouses provide...

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BAY BROKERAGE OFFERS COMPLETE AIRFREIGHT SERVICES TO E-COMMERCE SHIPPERS WORLDWIDE

COMPLETE AIRFREIGHT SERVICES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO EXPORTERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD THAT SHIP SMALL PARCELS INTO THE US UNDER SECTION 321. BAY BROKERAGE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE LARGEST WORLDWIDE...

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NEW FDA AFFIRMATION OF COMPLIANCE CODE FOR VOLUME OF CANNED GOODS

STR Trade U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported Oct. 21 that the Food and Drug Administration has added a new affirmation of compliance (AofC) code VOL for volume. This code...

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Merchandise Processing Fee Rate Change Information

Recent trade legislation (H.R. 2832) changed the merchandise processing fee (MPF) rate for formal entries (class code 499) from 0.21 percent (0.0021) to 0.3464 percent (0.003464). The minimum MPF amount...

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PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW – WOODEN BEDROOM FURNITURE

The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review...

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