USMCA: Effective July 1

The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), and that the Agreement will enter into force on July 1, 2020. To learn more about the trade agreement visit the USTR Site here. You can also read the complete text on the USTR site here. For any questions about the agreement or how its implementation will affect your import/export operations, please contact us! Our.. Read More


USMCA Implementation Regulations Webinar

Join us as we discuss the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which enters into effect on July 1st. Get the latest from CBP regarding: Certificates of origin USMCA Verifications De-Minimus Rules Rules of Origin Among several other important Register via this link. Speakers & Panelists Maya KamarDirector, Textile and Trade Agreements Division, Office of TradeCustoms and Border Protection David CortezSenior.. Read More


Conducting Effective, Internal Trade Compliance Audits

Auditing is one of Customs and Border Protection’s greatest revenue generators and can be quite a nightmare for an importer without the proper trade compliance procedures in place. With the new era of CBP’s Centers of Excellence and Expertise, we are seeing a heightened emphasis being placed on trade compliance auditing – mainly in the issuing of CBP Forms 28s.. Read More


C-TPAT: Evaluating your Business Partners

As certified C-TPAT companies, CASAS, Pacific and Hastings are committed to educating all our Business Partners on critical supply chain security issues and practices. This includes our responsibility to evaluate the businesses we work with. This quarterly C-TPAT bulletin covers the breadth of this responsibility. We recommend members of C-TPAT re-evaluate all their vendors, carriers, freight forwarders and third party.. Read More


Reconciliation + Drawback in ACE Deploying July 8 – POSTPONED

UPDATE: Deployment has been delayed until further notice. On June 27, 2017, U.S. CBP released the following CSMS #17-000375: “CBP is rescheduling the last primary deployment of core trade processing capabilities in ACE which had been scheduled for July 8, 2017. This deployment includes liquidation (with the exception of the previously deployed electronic posting of the Notices of Liquidation on.. Read More