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Italian Trade Mission

Frank J. Desiderio will be speaking on Customs and Trade matters as well as FDA compliance under Food Safety Modernization Act at seminars organized by the Italian Trade Commission in conjunction with Regional and Municipal Chambers of Commerce in Italy.

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New Mandatory Data Security Filing Requirements to be Implemented Soon "The 10+2 Rule"

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The SAFE Ports Act of 2006 directed U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") to gather additional data elements before goods are shipped to the U.S. to enable CBP to better evaluate the security risk of incoming shipments. After consulting with the trade, CBP issued proposed regulations entitled "Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements" in which they outlined a program which requires the submission of additional data elements at least 24 hours before the goods are laden on board an ocean vessel.

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CAFTA TEXTILE RULE CHANGES TO TAKE EFFECT OCTOBER 13, 2012

In a notice to be published in the Federal Register this week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the changes in the Dominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement (“CAFTA”) eligibility rules for certain textile articles (provided for in H.R. 5986, signed into law by the President on August 10, 2012) will take effect on October 13, 2012. 

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Customs Announces The Broker Self-Assessment (Bsa) Pilot Program

CBP is initiating a new initiative called the Broker Self-Assessment (BSA) Outreach Pilot (BSA Pilot)~ The BSA Pilot is a voluntary program and is intended to be a partnership between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and participating customs brokers. The BSA Pilot will allow participating customs brokers to assess their own compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and provide recognition and support to participating brokers. Under the program test, participating customs brokers will demonstrate their internal controls, perform periodic testing of internal controls, and disclose to CBP deficiencies discovered through testing. The BSA program will utilize many of the self-assessment principles of the ISA program. Like the ISA program, CBP believes that the BSA program will facilitate legitimate trade so that CBP can focus its efforts on higher-risk trade enforcement issues.

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Forensic Specialist James McAndrew featured on CNBC Crime Inc. "Art for the Taking"

On September 20, 2012, Forensic Specialist James McAndrew was featured on the CNBC program, Crime Inc – Art for the Taking.

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