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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced an updated timeline for the mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). This announcement adjusts the mandatory transition to ACE for electronic entry and entry summary filing, and reads as follows: Nov 1, 2015: Beginning of a transition period for electronic entry and entry summary filings in ACE to allow industry and participating government agencies more time to test and provide… read more »
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Nearly eight years after Pacific Rim countries gathered to discuss what could be the largest international trade accord in history, they have come to an agreement. Now, the Trans Pacific Partnership moves to what is likely to be an arduous stretch in a divided Congress.
The latest round of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks recently kicked off in Atlanta, Ga., as the 12 nations involved seek to bring the sometimes contentious and mostly under-wraps negotiations to an end sooner rather than later.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has amended the mandatory wood packaging re-export requirement with an option to ‘deconsolidate’ non-compliant wood subject to the ports discretion.  Normally, an inbound container inspected by the CBSA at the First Port of Arrival… read more »
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is consulting on international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) and seeks feedback from Canadian stakeholders. The 2015 consultation is now open until October 15, 2015. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is Canada’s representative… read more »
The Canada Border Services Agency has announced a series of webinars on eManifest. Each session has multiple dates and times running from October through December; click the links below to find out more. eManifest Portal Demonstration for Highway Carriers: Working… read more »
The U.S. government is on the verge of its second shutdown since 2013, with Washington Post experts saying it is very likely government operations cease at the end of the month. If this happens, many - but not all - branches of the government will close down until budget negotiations produce a deal.