Author Archives: Blaine Smith

Guidance to Export Goods for Humanitarian Relief to Hurricane Affected Areas

Blaine Smith   September 19, 2017   Comments Off on Guidance to Export Goods for Humanitarian Relief to Hurricane Affected Areas

The following guidelines apply per Title 15, Part 30, Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) when exporting goods for humanitarian relief to hurricane affected areas. Questions regarding filing requirements for shipments to hurricane affected areas can be addressed by the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Trade Management Division Call Center at (800) 549-0595;… Read more »

Amazon Vs Maersk: The Clash Of Titans Shaking The Container Industry

Blaine Smith   August 25, 2017   Comments Off on Amazon Vs Maersk: The Clash Of Titans Shaking The Container Industry

Visit this post on ZeroHedge! Amazon is making waves as an NVOCC. Approximately 90% of the world’s trade travels by sea and one would expect the industry’s supply chain to be the height of modernity by adopting disruptive technology and strategies. However, this could not be further from the truth…. Read more »

China plan to ban waste imports threatens US exports

Blaine Smith   July 26, 2017   Comments Off on China plan to ban waste imports threatens US exports

From Resource Recycling: Chinese authorities have announced the country will prohibit some grades of recovered paper and plastic from being imported by the end of 2017. One U.S. group said that action would have a “devastating impact” on the wider recycling sector. In a July 18 filing with the World… Read more »

How Important Is Cross-Department Compliance Training?”

Blaine Smith   June 13, 2017   Comments Off on How Important Is Cross-Department Compliance Training?”

Volkov law posted about compliance training, and it’s good enough to quote the whole thing. Original article: http://blog.volkovlaw.com/2017/06/future-now-compliance-technology/ This posting is not a “pie in the sky” outline of compliance in the future, when technology works seamlessly with compliance functions. My focus today is on what is happening now in the… Read more »

Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Blaine Smith   May 10, 2017   Comments Off on Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST Come learn about the changes in the Final Rule titled: “Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements” that was published on April 19, 2017. The Census Bureau made changes related to the… Read more »

U.S. Census Bureau’s Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Blaine Smith   May 2, 2017   Comments Off on U.S. Census Bureau’s Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST Come learn about the changes in the Final Rule titled: “Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements” that was published on April 19, 2017. The Census Bureau made changes related to the… Read more »

Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong

Blaine Smith   March 30, 2017   Comments Off on Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has recently announced new requirements for shipments of certain controlled items to or through Hong Kong. Effective April 19, 2017, exporters and re-exporters of items controlled under the multilateral regimes must obtain a copy of a Hong Kong import license or a written… Read more »

Removal of AES License Code C32

Blaine Smith   March 27, 2017   Comments Off on Removal of AES License Code C32

March 27, 2017 Removal of AES License Code C32 On June 9, 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a broadcast informing filers in the Automated Export System (AES) that effective October 1, 2016, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) removed from AES License Code C32, designated… Read more »

Corporate Compliance

Blaine Smith   February 28, 2017   Comments Off on Corporate Compliance

The DOJ Fraud Section’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” puts chief compliance officers on notice about how the adequacy of their companies’ compliance programs is evaluated by prosecutors. On February 8, the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) published a list of “important topics and sample questions”… Read more »

Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated

Blaine Smith   February 8, 2017   Comments Off on Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated

Effective immediately, Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated of the Automated Export System Trade Interface Requirements (AESTIR) has been updated. Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated can be found at: https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/appendix-u-htsschedule-b-classifications-requiring-used-vehicle-reporting