U.S.-Mexico border congestion eases, but “we are weeks from normal service”

“Delays have eased at US-Mexico border crossings, but logistics providers warn that it is still slow–going on northbound routes, and that it will take weeks before border dwell times are back to where they were pre-April.”

[The Loadstar]

Proposed routed export transaction rule this summer

“BIS released an initial proposed rule in 2014 to clarify filing responsibilities under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for parties involved in routed export transactions, and the Census Bureau released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in October 2017 to update its policy for such filings pursuant to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). … ‘Our way forward was to start from scratch and write another proposed rule,’” a BIS official said.

[American Shipper]

WCO working group launches discussion on AEO 2.0

“Several suggestions were put forward that included potential involvement of other government agencies (OGAs) in AEO programmes, adoption of regional/plurilateral approaches to AEO programmes and mutual recognition arrangements/agreements (MRAs), mutual recognition, or consideration in the overall risk management, of the AEO status of traders of partners counties without a formal MRA, international AEO recognition, harmonized benefit standards, expansion of AEO landscape in terms of number of countries, number of economic operators and volume of trade being handled by AEOs, extension of MRA benefits to service providers and intermediaries, and WCO’s greater role in potential certification of AEO programmes.” 

[World Customs Organization]

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