Trade actions and agreements – Where are we today?

It is the beginning of April, 2018, and the United States has a number of active trade initiatives that are underway. Some are commodity based, like steel and aluminum, others are bilateral, such as the escalating tariff-for-tat with China, while others are more outcome focused on issues like the Korea – U.S. Free Trade Agreement

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ACE deployments continue – ISF moves to ACE in September.

The Automated Commercial Environment is the still-new system of record for Customs and Border Protection when it comes to processing entries. The system, in development for decades, has been delivering releases to the trade which impacts us as Customs brokers and freight forwarders, but also impacts importers and exporters as well. For instance, did you

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Coppersmith kept the engines roaring in California.

Coppersmith provided Customs clearance and freight forwarding services for the MotoGP Gran Prix races at Laguna Seca Raceway in California

Every year during the summer, all eyes on the WorldSBK circuit turn to Laguna Seca Raceway where the best young riders from around the world take to the asphalt surface race track through the rolling hills of Monterey, California, as they compete for glory on the international motorcycle circuit. For one week, the track is transformed into

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CBP releases guidance for CEE’s.

Pictured above: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Center of Excellence and Expertise (Center) staff assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex seized 7,800 pairs of high-fashion shoes bearing counterfeit “Salvatore Ferragamo” listed trademarks. If genuine, the seized footwear would have had an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4,290,000. The Centers of

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