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Understanding And Avoiding AES Export Violations
Stephanie Haws

As a US exporter, you must know that US federal law requires “that prior to an international shipment, you may need to file your export transaction electronically. This electronic filing is referred to as Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing, and is required when the value of the commodity classified under each individual Schedule B number is over $2,500 USD, or if an export license is required.” The EEI is the export data that must be filed through the Automated Export System (AES) by the US exporter, who is now known as the US Principal Party in Interest (USPPI). The USPPI is the party that receives the major benefit (usually money) of the export transaction. As indicated below, the US Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) require an AES filing for exports to anywhere other than Canada (unless an export license is required). 

July 15, 2021
How To Import A Dog From The US Into Canada
Gloria Terhaar

If you are importing a dog or puppy from the US into Canada, it’s important to understand the current challenges. COVID-19 has put a kink in picking up your new furry member of the family when you’ve purchased them from a US breeder.

June 21, 2021
9 Steps To Importing A Vehicle Into Canada From The US
Cherie Storms

Importing a Vehicle to Canada is regulated by several different government agencies, importing a vehicle tends to be a …

June 21, 2021
Returning Online Goods? You Are Eligible For A Refund From CBSA
Jan Brock

The good news is when you return your goods that have been imported into Canada you are able to apply for a refund of the Canadian duties and taxes paid on the original purchase. You can apply with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and their Casual Refund Program.

June 21, 2021
Valuing Customs Valuation: Lessons for US Importers
Breanna Leininger

Most importers are well aware that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can and often does assess harsh civil penalties against importers for importing goods in violation of often difficult-to-comprehend laws and regulations. Whether or not there has been an actual duty loss can also affect a penalty assessment by CBP against the importer. In this blog, we will explore the importance of accurate customs valuation for US importers.

June 8, 2021
What US Importers Need To Know About Section 301
Breanna Leininger

Section 301 of the Trade Act has been the topic of many discussions in international trade over the past few years. It can have a large impact on importers into the US, causing questions and concerns. To address some of these questions, we offer you the following details on Section 301, including a historical look at it and our recommendations for you moving forward.

May 28, 2021
What Is The Lacey Act And How To Fill Out A Lacey Declaration
Gina Crews

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires importers to report specific information on the Lacey Act Declaration Form. This information is in addition to the US Customs reporting requirements.

April 1, 2021
US Softwood Lumber Assessment Fee Increasing on April 1st, 2021
Misty Gibbins

The Softwood Lumber Board announced on February 25th that the softwood lumber assessment fee and calculation thereof, is set to change on April 1st, 2021 on all softwood lumber imports into the US from abroad.

March 11, 2021
Free On-Demand Courses | PCB Learning Center
Adriana Petty

On-demand courses offer the same valuable content as our in-class seminars, but instead of a lecture-style presentation, we've sat our experts in global trade down for a Q&A-style interview. We have broken each topic down into bite-size modules. Imagine a Netflix series, and your new favorite show is How To Import Into Canada (sounds exciting!). Within these 1-2 hour online courses - aka seasons - there are about 8 modules - aka episodes - of varying duration. You can play, pause, skip, rewind, fast forward, or even re-watch any module you'd like. With unlimited access, you can binge them all at once or tune in one by one at your own pace. You hold the remote control.‍

March 8, 2021
APHIS Core Transition To ACE
Misty Gibbins

APHIS CORE is scheduled to transition to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic reporting system on January 25, 2021. This means it will be mandatory to report APHIS information electronically for those commodities covered under APHIS Core.

January 7, 2021