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Customs Regulations

In the years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, perhaps no government agency has evolved as much as U.S. Customs and Border Protection. From port initiatives such as the Container Security Initiative to partnering with industry in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, CBP is now front-and-center on virtually every international company's radar screen. Failure to comply with CBT's myriad and seemingly ever-evolving regulations can cost a company millions of dollars in fines. Overseas, customs agencies can be even more of a bureaucratic minefield and corruption is rampant in many emerging markets. In an increasingly global marketplace, how companies cope with myriad customs regulations can spell the difference between success and failure in an international strategy.

Commentary

The problem is growing especially now because the logistics industry is changing.

News & Analysis

27 Dec 2017
The government of India this week issued a decree unveiling plans to automate customs procedures at its badly congested Petrapole checkpoint.
18 Dec 2017
It is clear that a world-class infrastructure improves a nation's efficiency and attracts business. And post-Brexit United Kingdom must implement several infrastructure improvements to achieve both.
15 Dec 2017
Customs officials listed a series of arbitrary rate actions by carriers and terminals on direct port delivery cargo handling and called for stricter regulations to create transparency across the supply chain.
12 Dec 2017
Wilmington is the first to be able to accept goods that are still midway through the refrigeration process.
05 Dec 2017
There’s not much confidence that the UK government will meet the deadline.
05 Dec 2017
“Unless these problem areas are fixed, it would not be advisable to reduce the time limit of 48 hours.”
04 Dec 2017
Several industries like construction, food or logistics have already warned of an existing shortage of resources.
30 Nov 2017
“We want to release goods from the ports as fast as possible.”
22 Nov 2017
These are the best of times for the global airline industry but look like the worst of times for UK carriers and airports as they sweat over Brexit.
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.