Logistics and Trade Compliance: 2023 Outlook

Logistics and Trade Compliance: 2023 Outlook

Much of the risk in supply chain management lies at the intersection of logistics and trade compliance. As supply chains became disrupted over the past few years, companies began sourcing products from different countries.  New suppliers can introduce uncertainty...
New U.S. CBP Rules Modernize Customs Broker Regulations

New U.S. CBP Rules Modernize Customs Broker Regulations

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just published new rules, effective December 19, aimed at modernizing customs broker regulations and operations. Like most changes to the US Code of Federal Regulations, they’ll go largely unnoticed. But importers would be...
Should you Join the U.S. CTPAT Trade Compliance Program?

Should you Join the U.S. CTPAT Trade Compliance Program?

CTPAT Trade Compliance is the name for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) new, voluntary trade compliance program.  U.S. importers who are Tier II or Tier III members of the CTPAT supply chain security program can opt into the program by monitoring their own...
Update on Port of Oakland

Update on Port of Oakland

Happening Now Oakland Port dock workers returned for the 2nd shift on November 2nd and were ordered to work the 1st shift today, November 3rd. Terminal operations have resumed.  Truckers can be sent to the Port for pickup / delivery upon verification with the...
All Oakland Terminals Closed Today for the 1st Shift

All Oakland Terminals Closed Today for the 1st Shift

Happening Now All terminals in Oakland closed for the 1st shift today, NOV 2, due to a labor disruption. It is reported that a picket line has formed at the gates.  All trucks were escorted off and their transactions canceled.  There is no word on the 2nd shift....