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EU To Begin 24 Hour Advance Manifest Rule on Ocean Cargo

New European Union (EU) requirements for inbound ocean cargo – the European 24 Hour Advanced Manifest Rule – will come into effect on December 31, 2010, according to an article in CIFFA eBulletin as well as customer advisories from ocean carriers.

The new requirements stipulate that ocean carriers bound for an EU port from a non-EU load port must electronically transmit Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) information to the Customs office of the first EU port of entry no later than 24 hours prior to the commencement of vessel loading. For shipments that originate outside of the EU, the carrier must transmit one ENS per Bill of Lading or Seaway Bill.

To prevent delays at the EU port of arrival, it is important that customers provide complete and accurate shipping instructions so the ENS is accurate.

Detailed information on the topic of this bulletin can be accessed via the European Customs Information Portal (

Source: Fedex Trade Networks, July 23, 2010

July 27, 2010 at 8:00 am

U.S. – Export Reform Agenda

The Obama administration maintains an “aggressive” export control reform agenda, and plans to have much of the new regulatory framework in place by the end of the year, a senior official told members of the Aerospace Industries Association on Wednesday. The reform, announced by Defense Secretary Robert Gates on April 20, marks the biggest change in more than 30 years to how the federal government keeps certain U.S.-made technologies out of the hands of overseas adversaries.

“The bottom-line is that the world has changed dramatically,” said. Gen. James L. Jones, national security advisor. “Procurement patterns have changed, markets have changed, the threats we face are different, and the economy is global. “What has not changed, however, is the basic structure and premise for our export control process,” he said.

Jones explained that over the years the United States has attempted to respond to changes in export controls with a “patchwork” of fixes. “As a result, our system today is made up of a number of antiquated systems cobbled together over time, leaving us with a seriously fractured overall approach to export controls,” he said. The administration will conduct its export control reform in three phases.

In the first phase, which is underway, the government has developed criteria to form a tiered control list structure, with the “crown jewels” and weapons of mass destruction in the top tier and then “cascading down the tiers as the technology or product cycle matures,” Jones said. He said the tiered process would help the government prioritize how it processes license applications. “All items are not equal, yet our current licensing processes are very much like a production line, each license application processed in the order it is received,” Jones said.

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Source: C. Gillis, American Shipper – East Coast Connection, July 1, 2010

July 6, 2010 at 8:13 am

Forecasting: Neither Dark Art Nor Infallible Science

The January 2010 edition of Air Cargo World is now available. Please click here to access the new report (source: Damini Dave is a vice president with Seabury Aviation & Aerospace/Seabury Cargo Advisory).

January 12, 2010 at 8:00 am

E-Verify Requirement Now in Effect

After several delays, the E-Verify regulations take effect today. Under the regulations, new federal contracts and contracts which must be modified will include a requirement that the federal contractors and subcontractors use the E-Verify system to verify their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States (by Taft, Stettinius and Hollister).

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September 10, 2009 at 8:00 am

U.S. Department of Agriculture to Launch Trade Database

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has recently launched a new trade database for businesses and federal agencies.
The Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), includes international agricultural, fish, forest and textile products trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system in 1989 to present.

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September 9, 2009 at 8:00 am

SBA’s K. Mills on Credit: Banks to lend again

SBA’s K. Mills on Credit: Banks to lend again.

August 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Coping with ‘Made in China’ Scandals

Global companies must ensure, in China and around the world, that their products meet safety and quality standards and that their brands are protected (By Mark C. Goodman and LaRhonda Brown-Barrett, BusinessWeek).

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July 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm

“10+2” Filings Late 70% of Time

U.S. importers and their agents are required to electronically file detailed data about cargo shipments 24 hours prior to vessel loading in a foreign port, but less than one-third of the documents submitted so far meet the deadline, according to the official in charge of the government security program. The news indicates that companies are still experiencing growing pains as they try to comply with the “10+2” rule that went into effect on Jan. 26 (E. Kulisch, American Shipper Namaste, April 7, 2009).

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Learn More about the “10+2” requirements at next NKITA Trade Education Seminar

April 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm

New Passport Rules

Effective June 1, 2009 the application of the final phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative will change the passport requirements for citizens coming back to the United States when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region, and Bermuda.

Federal rules will require new passport books, passport cards or other documents approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“Applying early will help avoid unwanted delays since the processing time will be greater than before,” said Thomas L. Preston, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. Nationally, more than 16 million U.S. passports were issued in fiscal 2008.

For more information, please contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or visit

March 10, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Effective January 26, 2009 – Importer Security Filing “10+2” program

The Importer Security Filing “10+2” program became effective on Monday, January 26, 2009. The program was developed to help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States. Starting this week, vessel carriers bringing cargo to the United States (or delivered to a Foreign trade Zone) are required to transmit ten data elements to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). To read more about the Security Filing “10+2” program, please visit the website of the U.S. Custom Borders Protection

January 29, 2009 at 7:44 pm

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