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ACE CBP

December 29, 2017

ACE CBP

by Graham Robins

What is ACE CBP? The customs and brokerage industry tends to use a LOT of acronyms. ACE CBP is a popular acronym. ACE stands for¬†Automated Commercial Environment and CBP is U.S. Customs and Border Protection. What does ACE do? ACE is the system or platform that importers, exporters, and carriers transmit trade and cargo data. […]

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Tariff code

December 19, 2017

Harmonized Tariff Code – get your HS Tariff Codes

by Graham Robins

What is a Tariff Code or HTS Codes? Simply put, a Tariff code is a tax on imports or exports between countries or states. What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule? The Harmonized Tariff Schedule or HS Tariff, known internationally as the Harmonized System is a list of all of the classification codes for goods that […]

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What is CTPAT?

November 1, 2017

What is CTPAT?

by Graham Robins

What is CTPAT? The official description of CTPAT from US Customs website to “What is CTPAT?” is: “CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principal stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, […]

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