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ACE Programming Impact – Fee Increase

As with most businesses, Rogers & Brown periodically must review our service fees and make necessary adjustments in order to meet compliance regulations and keep service standards at the levels required by our customer base. As the trade community should be well aware, the need for ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) programming has increased steadily with…

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Autofax – A Service of the Past

In 1997 Rogers & Brown introduced Autofax which was a cutting edge technology at the time. Due to technology changing and sustainability demands,  the need for Autofax has changed along with our systems. Our system will no longer be able to support Autofax beginning March 1, 2016. If you still receive this report via fax…

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ACE: Questions and Answers

What is ACE? Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) that will become the system through which the trade community will have to participate in by February 2016. Rogers & Brown is a participant in Custom’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and is capable of transmitting 100% of eligible entries through ACE. Important Dates November 1, 2015 Starting transition…

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Effective May 14, 2015 ISF will be in Full Enforcement status for ISF-10.

The ISF (Importer Security Filing) Enforcement will be issued by the local US Customs ports; Liquidated Damages will no longer be funneled through Headquarters.  Warnings will no longer be mandated, they may still be issued, however that is no longer a requirement in order for CBP (US Customs and Border Protection) to issue Liquidated Damages. The…

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Duty Notification Statement

U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations, section 111.29 (b) (1) require that we notify importers of the following information. If you are the importer of record, payment to the broker will not relieve you of liability for Customs charges (duties, taxes or other debts owed Customs) in the event the charges are not paid by the…

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Elimination of Late filed ISF (Importer Security Filing) Transmissions

The trade community has received a message from CBP (US Customs & Border Protection) on the “Elimination of Late filed ISF (Importer Security Filing) Transmissions“.   “Effective January 10, 2015, late ISF submissions will no longer be exempt from the bond requirement and most ISF transactions will require a bond when they are filed. To…

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Trans-Pacific Port Congestion Surcharge Effective November 26, 2014

Pursuant to our announcement on November 19, 2014 advising of carriers’ suspension of the TransPacific Port Congestion Surcharge, today we have received revised carrier notices of resuming the implementation of this fee for cargo received at origin on or after November 26, 2014. Import Cargo: Effective based on cargo receiving date   Port Congestion Surcharge…

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FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal and Impact on Food Imports

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on January 4, 2011, enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. Among many other changes, FSMA amended section 415 of the federal food, drug, and cosmetics act (FD&C act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d], which requires…

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ISO Standard for High Security Seal Changes – Effective May 15, 2014

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new mechanical seal standard ISO 17712 Clause 6, Evidence of Tampering, on May 15, 2013. This new clause will become effective May 15, 2014.   Please note that shippers are responsible for appropriately supplying and affixing these high security container seals to the container, which must satisfy…

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Caution Ahead – Trucker Shortage

As many people in the supply chain and logistics field have heard over the past few years there is an ongoing issue and growing crisis with available US trucks, equipment and drivers throughout the United States.  This is due to a number of factors: driver shortage, Hours of Service changes, produce season that minimizes the…

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