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FDA Outreach Seminar in Texas

Presented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this workshop will review the technical elements and data requirements for filing import data into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). In accordance with the Executive Order on Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Business, this seminar is an opportunity for the FDA to provide information pertaining […]

September 15, 2015


2014 A Boon Year for Supply Chain Industry

In the annual State of Logistics Report, produced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and presented by Penske Logistics, the freight and logistics industry experienced a banner year in 2014 with record levels reached in certain sectors. In fact, according to Rosalyn Wilson, a transportation consultant who researches and writes the report, […]

September 11, 2015

Industry Insights

NBCBA Annual Meeting

Roanoke Trade will be a presenter at this year’s NBCBA annual meeting which will be held October 12-14th, in Washington D.C. NBCBA meetings occur three times a year with CBP in attendance during the October Washington D.C. meetings. Janet Ciesko, Terry Cummings and Bill Sterrett of Roanoke are attending and are hosting a reception on Monday evening at the conference hotel.

September 11, 2015


U.S. Businesses Get A Boost from ITA Initiatives to Compete in Global Market

The International Trade Administration (ITA) under the U.S. Department of Commerce is charged with assisting businesses in competing in the global marketplace. Last year alone, U.S. exported goods and services were valued at a combined total of $2.34 trillion, and the federal agency continues to help boost exports with several key initiatives designed to foster […]

August 28, 2015

Industry Insights

ACE Update: Remote Location Filing Entries

Announcement of ACE NCAP Test for RLF Entries On July 13, 2015, a Federal Register Notice (FRN) was published announcing CBP’s plan to proceed with a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning ACE entries filed using remote location filing (RLF) procedures. The initial phase of this test began on August 12, 2015. ACE RLF Procedures […]

August 27, 2015

eBond, Industry Insights

License Enforcement on Certain Sugars From Mexico

Roanoke’s CBP bond underwriters have heightened concerns on certain sugar importations from Mexico. Licensed customs brokers should beware of potential liquidated damage exposures relating to failure to provide export licenses. On September 4, 2014, the Department of Commerce (DOC) published a preliminary countervailing duty determination on case no. C-201-846 in the Federal Register (see admin […]

August 21, 2015

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