AIFBA JOB POSTINGS
Please note that you can now view current Job Postings on our website!If you have a Job Posting, please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to follow the guidelines that were sent to the community for all job posting submissions. If you have any questions please let us know.
The Customs Business Fairness Act(H.R. 2261) IMPORTER BANKRUPTCY Update
Most immediate threat for customs brokers: 90-day claw-back period * The Bankruptcy Trustee sends notice to every creditor who received anypayment from the Importer in the 90 days prior to filing bankruptcy, asking forthe money to be paid back to the Bankruptcy estate.* Purpose is to prevent preferential treatment of a creditor by the Importer.* For customs broker, […]
Teleworking for employees
The CBP Entry Department will be implementing teleworking for our employees due to the COVID 19 virus. All payments and documents required to be turned into the Entry Department need to be placed in an seal envelope and giving to the Cargo Officer. We will have limited access to our phones, therefore emailing will be […]
Help Pass the Customs Business Fairness Act
With the stimulus package still in flux in Congress, it isn’t too late to reach out to your representative and let them know how important the Customs Business Fairness Act (H.R. 2261) is to our industry. A list of the current Sponsors/Co-Sponsors may be found here. It would be beneficial to contact these individuals to remind them […]
ALERT – FRAUDULENT COVID-19 TEST KITS
JoAnn Pittman, FDA Health Communications Specialist, shared the below link regarding information about fraudulent COVID-19 test kits for your information. Please share this important public health information with your constituencies. Here is the link to the fraudulent test kit press release. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-alerts-consumers-about-unauthorized-fraudulent-covid-19-test-kits For members of the press, if you have additional questions, please contact FDA’s Office […]
Ports of Savannah and Brunswick CBP Processing and Possible Delays Due to COVID-19
GPA has issued a pipeline to alert trade of possible delays the processing of vessels, crew and cargo. Savannah and Brunswick are not currently experiencing delays but, due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the area, it could impact CBP staffing levels. Please visit our website to view the pipeline.
Quick Caller Cargo Directory
We understand you may be working from home or remotely. If you left your Quick Caller Cargo Directory(s), Greater Chicago Ocean Shipping Guide, Detroit Ocean Shipping Guide or Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Member Resource Guide in the office, we’re here to give you full unlimited 24/7 access to all of them to help you get in touch with Transportation […]
CBP New York/Newark Pipeline Imports of Pandemic Response Materials
There is an increasing number of shipments claiming to be for pandemic relief efforts as COVID-19 cases continue to grow. Some have proven to be legitimate, some are not. CBP seeks to expedite legitimate shipments of relief materials, while taking appropriate enforcement action against nefarious actors. Effective immediately, importers or their agents are encourage to […]
AIFBA Annual Picnic
Due to COVID-19 the AIFBA will be postponing the Annual Picnic until later in the year. We will provide details once they are available.
COMMODITY SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS
CSMS #42629242 published the list of commodity specific, educational webinars for the month of May 2020. These are presented by the National Commodity Special Division, Office of Trade. Please visit our website to view the dates, topics and registration link.