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Author: Steven Johnson

CBP User Fees Going Up for FY19

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have announced that effective October 1st, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will increase by 4.886 percent to adjust for inflation. Fees affected by this increase include: the “Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee, Per Individual Waybill/Bill of…

FMC Issues the Final Rules on NRA/NSA

Last week, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) published a Final Rule offering deregulatory flexibilities for Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) and NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs) will go into force on August 22, 2018. As it stands, the final rule significantly reduces the NRA/NSA process…