Category Archives: US Government

ACE, AES, and PGA requirements for the EPA

Heather Noggle   January 17, 2018   Comments Off on ACE, AES, and PGA requirements for the EPA

Four three-letter acronymns in one title! Let’s define them: ACE: Automated Commercial Environment – the US government’s platform for data management pertaining to all things import and export. AES: The Automated Export System (now in ACE) – report your export data here for qualifying shipments (typically those > 2500 in… Read more »

NAFTA, NAFTA, NAFTA

Heather Noggle   January 11, 2018   Comments Off on NAFTA, NAFTA, NAFTA

We’ve listed NAFTA once for Canada, once for Mexico, and once for the US, perhaps determining you’ll be thrice interested.  It’s like Henry David Thoreau’s quote about happiness: “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” Of course, in the interest of simplicity, one simplify suffices, so says Ralph Waldo Emerson. Lest you believe this… Read more »

The US and its Cuba Policy Changes

Heather Noggle   December 4, 2017   Comments Off on The US and its Cuba Policy Changes

And back go we again. Cuba. Sanctions. President Donald Trump’s issuance of a National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba on June 16 signaled a sweeping shift from the Obama-era Cuba policy that concentrated on ending the US’s longstanding sanctions program on Cuba and the… Read more »

The ACE Downtime Procedures

Heather Noggle   November 27, 2017   Comments Off on The ACE Downtime Procedures

Some link following for you! Customs Now put together a blog post stemming from the mid November ACE outage about said downtime procedures.  We recommend you review the post, found here. This is mostly helpful for its links to other places of interest. And, the statement itself. Finally, the official downtime policy… Read more »

Are You Screening?

Heather Noggle   October 16, 2017   Comments Off on Are You Screening?

Since mid 2003 Global Wizard has offered Denied Party Screening Services as part of the full Global Wizard software suite. “In the beginning” – our beginning – the lists we tracked and offered contained about 8,000 names.  Today that’s closer to 62,000. Commonly called Restricted Party Screening, Denied Party Screening… Read more »

Routed Export Transactions and Rules

Heather Noggle   October 11, 2017   Comments Off on Routed Export Transactions and Rules

Public commentary wanted! Routed Export language is…difficult at best. Be a part of the evolving definition. Source: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USBC_FRDOC_0001-0023 The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is seeking public comments to perform a review of the requirements governing routed export transactions. In particular, the Census Bureau is interested in comments regarding… Read more »

Schedule B and HTS Valid for Export – Some Statistics

Heather Noggle   October 7, 2017   Comments Off on Schedule B and HTS Valid for Export – Some Statistics

In a previous post about Schedule B and HTS valid for export, we explained why we make use of both lists and how it benefits our customers. Today is all about interesting stats: There are 22,138 active numbers across the lists that are eligible to be used for export. The reporting quantity… Read more »

Who is a U.S. Person

Heather Noggle   October 3, 2017   Comments Off on Who is a U.S. Person

Today’s topic is about U.S. Persons. This, being an export-centric blog, will focus on the export implications: A U.S. person, in terms of export licensing, is any U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident (i.e. Green Card holder), or individual who is granted status as a “protected person” under 8 U.S.C. 1324… Read more »