Top Ten CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria

Top Ten CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria

Recently, I had to provide someone with a list of the top ten CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria that I thought were the most critical. This was not an easy exercise. As any importer who is a CTPAT member knows, there are 140 different criteria, and each one is important, especially the required ones.

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Topics: Tradewin, Security, Customs, CTPAT

Obtaining a Certificate of Origin

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Some countries may require a Certificate of Origin, and without this complex document, your goods will not be able to clear customs. It could also result in the goods being returned or discarded. There are countries that require documents to be certified by that country's Embassy or Consulate to prove the origin of the goods is accurate.

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Topics: Tradewin, Customs

Clarification on Rate of IGST on all Reagents Under Heading 3822

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The rate of IGST levied on import and supply of non-diagnostic reagents classified under heading 3822 was litigative. GST council has recently clarified that all laboratory reagents and other goods falling under heading 3822 shall be liable to IGST rate of 12%. 

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Topics: Tradewin, Customs

Trade Statistics

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Trade Statistics

Dry as toast.

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Topics: Tradewin, Customs

CAROTAR Update

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Pursuant to the introduction of CAROTAR, 2020, there were several difficulties that were being faced by legitimate importers resulting in delay or denial of preferential duty benefits available under Free Trade Agreements.
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Topics: Tradewin, Customs, Trade Compliance