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OFAC Enforcement Action against U.S. Aviation Company Shows the Importance of Ongoing Monitoring over the Course of a Contractual Relationship

OFAC Enforcement Action against U.S. Aviation Company Shows the Importance of Ongoing Monitoring over the Course of a Contractual Relationship

Dec 9 2019 / Lexology Sanctions Contractual Provisions Were Insufficient to Avoid OFAC Liability On November 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced a $210,600 settlement agreement with Florida-based Apollo Aviation Group, LLC (“Apollo Aviation”) to resolve 12 apparent violations of OFAC’s Sudan Sanctions Regulations (“SSR”).[1] OFAC determined that Apollo Aviation had leased three aircraft engines to a UAE company that...

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Removing sting of penalties for US export data errors

Removing sting of penalties for US export data errors

By Chris Gillis Dec6 2019 / American Shipper Agriculture shippers and forwarders work with CBP and Census in an effort to eliminate $5,000-$10,000 penalties for minor export data filing errors in the Automated Export System. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have taken to calling penalties for minor export information filing mistakes in the Automated Export System (AES) “parking tickets,” but it’s much more than that to America’s exporters...

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China says no 'time limit' on trade deal

China says no ‘time limit’ on trade deal

Dec 4 2019/ CNA BEIJING: China echoed comments from President Donald Trump Wednesday (Dec 4), saying there was no deadline for signing a US-China trade deal, as tensions spiked between the two countries over human rights issues. On Tuesday, Trump warned that efforts to resolve the spat between the world’s top two economies could continue until after next November’s US election, triggering a selloff in global markets. When asked...

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Resilience360 Research Reveals 66% of Global Manufacturing Customers Have Been Impacted by the U.S.-China Trade War

Resilience360 Research Reveals 66% of Global Manufacturing Customers Have Been Impacted by the U.S.-China Trade War

By Will Haraway Dec 3 2019 / Resilience360 TROISDORF, Germany, Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Resilience360 has released the results of a customer survey launched to assess the impact of the U.S.-China trade war for companies with global manufacturing networks. Among other findings, the results revealed that two-thirds (66%) of the nearly 300 customer respondents have been impacted by the business disruptions and significant operational challenges presented to...

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OFAC Settlement With Aviation Company Stresses End Use Verification

OFAC Settlement With Aviation Company Stresses End Use Verification

By Staff Writer Nov 21 2109 / The Export Compliance Journal The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently announced that it has reached a settlement with the Apollo Aviation Group. This story began when the Apollo Aviation Group, between 2013 and 2015, leased three of their aircraft engines to an entity incorporated in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). That seemingly innocent transaction turned complicated when the lessee proceeded...

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The Differences Between Mexico and U.S. Customs Brokers

By Luca Winters Oct 29 2019 / Supply Chain Brain While there are similar regulations and overlapping requirements governing both Mexico and U.S. customs import processes, there are drastic differences that savvy shippers should be aware of. Only by knowing what differences exist between the two countries can you to successfully navigate importing and exporting in either country. What to Expect When Importing Into the U.S. Who can become...

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Matt Silver looks to simplify cross-border shipping

Matt Silver looks to simplify cross-border shipping

By Jack Glenn Oct 9 2019 / FREIGHT WAVES When it comes to moving freight across borders, especially between the United States and Mexico, calling it challenging would be an understatement. Forager Logistics CEO and co-founder Matt Silver has made it his mission to bring calm to the chaos involved in cross-border shipping. Silver explains how he solves shippers’ problems with FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller as part of the...

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US importers set for ‘dramatic impact’ from new China tariffs

By Roger Hailey Sep 30 2019 / Llyods’s loading List As trade tensions continue between the United States and China, new data from freight forwarder Flexport indicates that businesses which “survived” 2018 may not have escaped the worst of the dispute, facing steep increases in import costs from the latest waves of import tariffs. Analysis by Flexport’s chief economist, Phil Levy, states that while the conflict may appear to...

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Amazon buys tech firm INLT to help online merchants with cross-border trade

INLT is one of the first automated broker interface apps approved by the U.S. government By Noi Mahoney Sep 28 2019 / American Shipper Amazon.com recently acquired cloud-based startup INLT, a move designed to simplify importing goods into the United States for Amazon’s online merchants, according to Reuters. INLT, which the company said stands for IN:LET, makes software for merchants to manage the costs of customs clearance on cross-border shipments. Terms...

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Amazon to offer customs brokerage for US import sellers

By JOC Staff Sep 26 2019 / JOC Amazon is continuing to expand and enhance its suite of supply chain services with the purchase of digital US customs broker and trade compliance software provider INLT. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the e-commerce behemoth confirmed the acquisition to Reuters on Tuesday following an announcement on Los Angeles-based INLT’s website. “INLT is a smart, nimble team that is...

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