Posts Tagged: Compliance

The New USMCA Certificate of Origin Form and Instructions


The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. Parties wishing to import “originating goods” duty-free into the United States, Mexico, and Canada utilizing the preferential benefits of the USMCA free trade agreement must have a valid certificate of origin on file at the time of claim,… Read more »

Introduction To Incoterms® 2020 Online Webinar

Adam Mook, Compliance Department Manager for Logistics Plus, recently completed an Introduction to Incoterms® 2020 Webinar. Approximately every 10 years, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) releases an updated version of Incoterms®. This year, the new Incoterms® 2020 rules went into effect on January 1, 2020. You can watch the entire webinar on the Logistics… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Proposed Tariffs on China Goods


Global Trade Alert Message: On July 10th, 2018 the Trump Administration announced a list of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Before these tariffs may go into effect, they must first undergo a two-month review process. (CNBC) To view the latest list of proposed tariff increases, click here.

Global Trade Alert: Canada Imposes New Tariffs on U.S.


Global Trade Alert Message: On May 31st, 2018, the United States announced tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products from Canada. In response, Canada will impose countermeasures that become effective July 1st (Department of Finance Canada). Goods from Table 1 are subject to a 25% surtax. Goods from Table 2 are subject to… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Additional 25% Duty on Imports From China


Global Trade Alert Message: USTR issues tariffs on Chinese products in response to unfair trade practices. The first set of commodities for which additional duty has been levied via USTR: List 1 The second set of commodities which will undergo a further review and public comment period before a final determination is made via USTR: List… Read more »

Adam Mook Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

In case you missed it, Adam Mook, global trade compliance department manager for Logistics Plus, was featured on today’s airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment,… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Steel and Aluminum Exemptions Expire Tonight


Global Trade Alert Message: Exemptions for 25% duty on steel and 10% on aluminum for Mexico, Canada, and the EU expire midnight tonight! Trump imposes tariffs on closest allies, Mexico and Europe announce retaliation via Washington Post Mexico declares tariffs on pork, cranberries and a host of other U.S. products via Washington Post

Logistics Plus Successfully Completes C-TPAT Revalidation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Successfully Completes C-TPAT Membership Revalidation Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) status confirmed for another three years ERIE, Pa. (November 29, 2016) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce its C-TPAT status has been maintained by meeting all of… Read more »

Understanding Incoterms

Incoterms® refer to a series of rules that define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers (business-to-business) when they purchase and ship goods internationally. These could include various costs and performance tasks which all businesses involved agree to handle. Background Incoterms were originally designed by the International Chamber of Commerce, in order to establish a more… Read more »

Customs Brokerage 101


Logistics Plus recently issued an announcement that its Customs Broker Solutions division had obtained Remote Location Filing (RLF) status from the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency.  RLF status allows Logistics Plus to file customs clearance information at all ports in the United States from a centralized location (i.e., from our global headquarters in Erie, PA). If… Read more »