CTPAT

As part of our efforts to promote security awareness, we want to remind our clients that they play an integral role in keeping our borders secure and our communities safe.  By working together with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and sharing information about security breaches or potential threats, we can strengthen international supply chains and prevent illegal or terrorist activities.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has penalized a U.S. importer for importing goods made with forced labor.  The $575,000 penalty against stevia sweetener importer, Pure Circle U.S.A., Inc. is the first penalty issued since the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 tightened restrictions on imports made with forced labor. CBP states that […]

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force on July 1, 2020 after the three countries reported that they have taken all necessary measures to implement and comply with their commitments. The Trump administration announced the effective date despite calls from many North American business leaders that […]

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