Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States. We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Let’s dig in [...]
What Related Parties Means for Customs | Transportfolio When talking about families, who you’re related to is pretty simple, right? Your mom, dad, aunts, uncles, even cousins are all clearly defined in your family tree. But what about your distant relations? Figuring out where the children of your second cousin or your great aunt’s great-grandchildren [...]
2017 Regulations Update: Top 4 Issues Affecting Trucking this Year | The Road Recently, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Dave Nemo’s Road Dog radio show. We recapped some of the big stories in trucking regulations in 2016 and discussed the issues coming up in 2017. Here are the top four issues [...]
Mexico’s Energy Reform: How to Keep the Supply Chain Moving Amid Protests | Transportfolio Due to the Mexico government’s recent deregulation and energy reforms that kicked off 2017, the country is currently experiencing intense protests and disruptions along many major federal highways throughout Mexico. The energy reforms remove government subsidies from the oil and gas [...]
Trade regulations are always changing, with daily updates to old rules and the addition of new ones. When I’m helping companies with issues related to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), people are often curious about what causes fines and penalties and what they can do to prevent them. Here are the answers to the [...]
An interview with Thomas J. O’Donnell, attorney at Clark-Hill, PLC. Trek Leather, Inc., and its owner were found guilty by the Court of International Trade (CIT) in 2011 for violating 19 U.S.C. §1592 for the undervaluation of imported merchandise. United States v. Trek Leather, Inc., and Harish Shadadpuri, 781 F.Supp.2d 1306, (CT.Int’l Trade, 2011). This [...]
The increased interest has exposed many misconceptions within the shipping community, which otherwise cloud the fundamentals of cross-border transportation.
U.S. importers and exporters of any size aren't immune from audits as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection steps up enforcement of customs compliance.