Companies turning to FTZs to avoid Trump tariffs

“‘About half of the growth you’ve seen is coming directly from the tariffs,’ said David Panko, who manages a zone run by the City of El Paso, Texas. ‘We had started educating people on the FTZ program, and then the tariffs came, and we basically doubled the number of companies that were interested.’”

[Raw Story]

CBP builds momentum for electronic export manifest

“With the continued development of CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), many paper documentation requirements for cross-border trade have gradually been replaced by electronic data transmissions. Paper export manifests, however, are still submitted to CBP by the carriers.”

[American Shipper]

APHIS readies automation for live plant, animal product imports

“The agency has about 50 different forms that cover various import transactions involving live plants, animal products and live animals. Through the process of integrating these forms with ITDS, Russo said there are 37 essential data elements for all commodities overseen by APHIS, including six mandated by CBP.”

[American Shipper]

Austria deals first blow to EU-Mercosur trade pact

“Under Austrian law, the government is obliged to follow the decision of the subcommittee at the EU level, where according to rules all 28 member states must agree to trade deals. … The trade agreement, reached last June after almost a decade of negotiations, was already in doubt due to concerns over fires in the Amazon rainforest and the politics of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.”

[Deutsche Welle]

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