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International Trade Background Archive


NPES Comments on the Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Letter to Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Acting United States Trade Representative

View NPES Comments sent to Ambassador Demetrios Marantis


New Customs Rules Impact NPES Member Importers

On January 26, 2009 new U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Interim Final Rules (IFR) went into effect. The so-called “10+2” rules will require NPES members and importing manufacturers in other industries and carriers to provide additional cargo and vessel data to CBP prior to loading ocean shipments destined for the United States. The new rules aim to enhance CBP’s ability to target high risk ocean shipments bound for the U.S., and to provide additional security measures to thwart terrorist activities and threats.

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Customs and Border Coalition

Letter to:
The Honorable Laura Richardson
U.S. House of Representatives

The Customs and Border Coalition (CBC), an industry voice on trade facilitation, national security and customs and border issues, represents a broad base of companies and associations (many in your district) engaged in international trade.

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