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Holiday Notice - India

Last Updated: Aug 13 2018
Offices in India will be closed on August 15, 2018, for the country’s National Holiday. During this time, airlines, shipping lines and customs offices will be completely closed.

Holiday Notice – Korea

Last Updated: Aug 10 2018
Offices in Korea will be closed on August 15, 2018, for the country’s Independence Day. During this time, airlines, shipping lines and customs offices will be completely closed.

Important Update on China Tariffs

Last Updated: Aug 9 2018
On August 7, 2018 The United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the final list of products on List 2 that will be subject to a 25% additional tariff for goods imported from China...

Strike Notice - Brazil (Santos)

Last Updated: Aug 9 2018
Our partners in Brazil informed us that Brazilian customs staff has indeed called a strike as previously rumored...

Strike Notice - India

Last Updated: Aug 9 2018
ur partners in India have informed us that a strike will be called for tomorrow (Friday, August 10th) that is expected to bring the operations in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Nhava Sheva as well as the airport in Mumbai to a standstill...

CBP Announces User Fee Increases Effective October 1, 2018

Last Updated: Aug 6 2018
Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018.

Asia to US Rate Development

Last Updated: Aug 2 2018
Please find below updates to the following items: Peak Season Surcharge 08/01/18 (# 64-65), General Rate Increase Filed 08/01/18 (# 139-01), General Rate Increase Filed 09/01/18 (# 141)...

Basics Of Importing and Basics Of Exporting

Last Updated: Jul 24 2018
V. Alexander & Co., Inc. is excited to announce the scheduling of our combined “Basics of Import and Basics of Exporting” seminars, and we would like to formally invite you to attend! When: Thursday and Friday, August 30 & 31, 2018...

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COSCO – Cyber-Attack on US Operations

Jul 30 2018

COSCO advises on their website that network applications in the Americas have been restored and all communication channels are open again...

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Shanghai-Hangzhou-Nanjing Area / Impact of G20 Summit

Aug 17 2016

Advanced security initiatives will impact freight handling and movements in the Shanghai-Hangzhou-Nanjing area and along the Yangtze River ahead of the upcoming G20 summit in Hangzhou in early September...

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C-TPAT Container Seals Requirement Effective May 15

May 15 2014

The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program provides special benefits for its participants in exchange for extra security procedures and processes, which prevent tampering and infiltration of legitimate cargo moving though the in...

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Importer Security Filing (10+2)

ISF Enforcement - Liquidated Damages July 9th, 2013: What Does this Mean?

Jun 24 2013

Per Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #13-000298, as of July 9th, 2013, CBP will fully enforce liquidated damages for ISF (Importer Security Filing) non-compliance ...

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Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

Mar 21 2012

In this post - 9/11 international trade environment, security has become an important part of a successful supply chain.

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