Cuba - La Segunda Parte?

Posted by Jim Conrad

6/28/17 11:33 AM

Cuba Updates

While releasing his National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba, President Trump’s June 16th remarks purported to scale back the historic rapprochement the Obama Administration had put in motion during the last two years of that presidency.

However, it may be too soon to tell if anything substantive will truly change in our dealings with the island nation.


Topics: Cuba

Updated Reconciliation Process: Step by Step

Posted by Travis Fournier

6/13/17 12:35 PM


Customs has announced that the reconciliation prototype will finally transition from ACS to ACE on July 8th of 2017.

There are some major changes to the program, most of which benefit the importer.

For example, the original value, duties, and fees will no longer need to be reported. This will save a considerable amount of time which was previously spent trying to get an exact match in the filing system. These figures will automatically populate after the ACE go-live. 


Topics: Reconciliation

Australian Goods Compliance Update – Q1 2017

Posted by Ryan Ingall

5/31/17 2:00 PM

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There has been a lot of information to digest recently regarding developments in Customs and Trade Compliance in Australia.

The minutes from the first quarterly Compliance Advisory Group meeting (CAG) and Goods Compliance Updates (GCU) for 2017 were recently published, with some important issues for industry to be aware of.


Who should register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls?

Posted by Tyson Geib

5/26/17 10:06 AM


Whether you are a large multinational corporation or a small family owned business, all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, related technical data, and defense services (as defined on the United States Munitions List, Part 121 of the ITAR) are required to register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

Don't forget, registering with DDTC does not automatically provide for export rights or privileges, but it is a precondition for the issuance of any license or other approval for export.


Lumber Tariff Tiff

Posted by Rob Moore

5/3/17 7:00 AM

Canada Lumber Tariff

A message from your Tradewin friends in Canada:

What is softwood lumber? It is lumber from coniferous trees such as pine, spruce, and Douglas fir.

The top six uses for Canadian softwood lumber are:

  1. Decking
  2. Flooring
  3. Paneling
  4. Framing
  5. Furniture
  6. Not hockey sticks

And now, it looks like it’s going to cost American importers as much as an extra 25% if they buy Canadian softwood lumber.


Topics: Canada