Global Trade Management — February, 2008
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Trends and Priorities of the Year
The acceleration of global sourcing and selling activity and the increasing need to monitor multiple tiers of the supply chain to remain agile and cost competitive are challenging companies to rethink their business models and automation strategies for global trade. Companies...
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Customs Proposes New "10+2" Security-Filing Rule, With More Information Required From Importers, Carriers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a proposed rule that would require importers and carriers to submit additional information on import cargo before it enters the U.S. The new filing requirement is known as the "10+2" rule, because it would mandate the submission of 10 additional...
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President Calls for Reform of U.S. Export Licensing and Controls Process
President Bush has issued a directive that will overhaul aspects of U.S. policy with regard to export licensing and controls. The action "will ensure that U.S. defense trade policies and practices better support the National Security Strategy of the United States," according to the U.S. State...
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U.S. Trade Representative Places Czech Republic on Special Watch List
The U.S. Trade Representative has placed the Czech Republic on its Special 301 Watch List. Under the provisions of the Trade Act of 1974, the list includes countries that "merit attention" by USTR due to possible unfair trade practices. U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab said the...
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GAO Says Customs Needs Better Data on Container Security Initiative
A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that U.S. Customs and Border Protection needs more and better information on the effectiveness of the Container Security Initiative (CSI), according to the law firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Customs has made...
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WTO Panel Sides With U.S. in Dispute With Mexico Over Anti-Dumping Duties
A panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has again found in favor of the U.S. in a dispute with Mexico over the proper formula for calculating anti-dumping duties. The panel said that WTO rules do not prohibit the "zeroing" method that is sometimes used by the U.S. Department of Commerce to calculate a weighted average dumping margin for a given company. Typically, Commerce will take into...
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Commerce Dept. Fines Northrop Grumman $400,000 for Illegal Exports
Northrop Grumman has been slapped with a $400,000 civil penalty for violating the Export Administration Regulations. The fines were assessed by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The case involved unlicensed exports of components for navigation equipment,...
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Calendar: Upcoming Events Related to Global Trade Management

International Compliance Professionals Association
5th Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX
March 9-13, 2008

Export Control Basics, Customs and Export Compliance Workshop
Presented by George R. Tuttle Law Offices
Long Beach, CA
March 12, 2008

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management Educational Workshop
Presented by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Atlanta, GA
March 17-18, 2008

Export Control Forum
Presented by the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
Newport Beach, CA
Radisson Hotel, March 17, 2008
Plus two Special Topics seminars, March 18, 2008
Technology Licensing Issues and Developing and Implementing an Export Management System

Supply Chain Operations Private Exposition
Philadelphia, PA
March 19-20, 2008

National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America
2008 Annual Conference
Lake Buena Vista, FL
April 6-10, 2008

U.S. Department of Commerce
Second Annual Americas Competitiveness Forum
Atlanta, GA
Aug. 17-19, 2008

Past Global Trade Management Issues:
November, 2007
September, 2007
July, 2007
March, 2007

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