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Customs Fees to Adjust on January 1, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a recent Federal Register notice that the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will be adjusted and increased to account for inflation effective January 1, 2018.

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Prepare for the April 2018 Customs House Broker License Exam Online or Live!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., PO Box 8217, Red Bank, NJ 07701, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, is offering a courses in preparation for the April 2018 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent overview of customs law and compliance for importers not intending to take the broker's exam.

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Richard Wortman will be speaking on the topic of Broker Audits and Surveys

 

Richard Wortman will be speaking in San Diego on the topic of Broker Audits and Surveys on Thursday, November 9, 2017 for the San Diego Customs Brokers Association and on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Seattle for the Customs Brokers and International Freight Forwarders of Washington State (CBIFFAWS).

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Heather Litman will be speaking on the topic of Customs Enforcement

On November 14, 2017 - Heather Litman will be speaking at the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association seminar in Torrance, CA.  Please join Heather Litman and Jorge A. Garcia, Assistant Center Director of the Electronics CEE, for an open discussion on Customs Enforcement.  How will Customs carry out its new mandate?  What are the administrative challenges and legal implications? What kind of impact will this have on trade?

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CBP Increases Scrutiny of the Use of Forced Labor for Imported Products

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has recently begun to issue notices advising the importing public about their obligation to ensure that forced labor is not used to make imported products.

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