U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OTR) are working to restructure the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) due to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Further information has been provided regarding the proposed plan for restructuring the way we currently calculate MPF.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has posted a draft of their strategic plan for 2016-2020 for public comments. To review the plan along with the instructions to submit comments,click here.
The United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) has updated the requirements for documentation of cargo and mail carried on all flights to the US.
With immediate effect, HAWB’s for shipments with final destination in, or transit to the US should provide evidence that the cargo is not originating from Egypt, Somalia, Syria, or Yemen.
Therefore it is required to send complete and correct FHL messages with your shipments.
As per U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), those manufacturing goods in West Bank must ensure that all goods produced in West Bank or Gaza Strip are marked correctly. Goods entering the U.S. from these locations must abide by these marking requirements.
Goods produced in West Bank or Gaza Strip must be marked as originating from:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has updated the Automated Commerical Enviornment (ACE) transition. This includes an updated timeline for the mandatory transition to ACE for electronic entry and entry summary filing. The initial date for mandatory filing has been moved to March 31, 2016.
OHL just received notification from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that there has been an apparent labor walk off at all PONYNJ terminals this morning. JOC has reported that the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) workers walked off at about 10am.
All truck operations have ceased and no new trucks will be allowed onto port roadways to reduce any further congestion.
Following Winter Storm Jonas that recently hit the east coast, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided an update on the status of their operations. All port facilities in New York and New Jersey are closed until at least Monday. Additionally, Port Authority airports are open but with metered activity. Click here for the complete update on Port Authority facilities.