CBP Publishes Much-Anticipated Ruling on Continuing Education for LCB’s

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The much-anticipated final ruling on continuing education for Licensed Customs Brokers was announced on June 22, 2023. As expected, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will require brokers to complete 36 hours of continuing education each triennial reporting cycle, beginning with the cycle ending in 2027.

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Topics: Customs, CBP

What to Expect From a CBP Full Desk Drawback Review (FDR)

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Congratulations, you’ve successfully transmitted a Duty Drawback claim to U.S. Customs and Border Protection! Whether this is your first claim or just one of many, an accepted claim feels like an accomplishment, especially given the complexity of the Modernized Drawback regulations. At this point, many traders may believe their part is over and it’s time to sit back and collect the refund, right? Well, maybe not. Picture this… while (patiently) waiting for your refund, you receive a CBP Request for Information, also known as a CF28, and a notification letter from a CBP Drawback Specialist that your claim requires additional information to be processed, in the form of a Full Desk Review (FDR) - three words that strike fear into even the most seasoned trade professional. Now what?

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Topics: Duty Drawback, CBP

FTA Recon: What's Involved in that ABI Transmission?

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On January 27th, Tradewin published our ‘Reconciliation Step by Step’ guide. For those interested, a copy is available for download below:

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Topics: Reconciliation, FTA, CBP

CTPAT and Trade-Based Money Laundering

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The Executive Assistant Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘CBP’) recently wrote that Fiscal Year 2023 would see CBP placing greater focus on the issue of trade-based money laundering (‘TBML’). CTPAT members should make note of this, as there are CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria that address TBML.

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Topics: Customs, CTPAT, CBP

CBP and the New Normal

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A Welcome Back to Trade Compliance Professionals!

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Topics: Trade Compliance, CBP