The Deringer Difference

    Impacts of TFTEA & USMCA on Duty Free Entry of Goods Returning to the U.S.

    Posted by Mike Lahar on Sep 15, 2020 9:29:07 AM

    In the past, goods originating in the United States which were exported and then returned have been allowed to enter the U.S. without payment of duties under certain circumstances. Under the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) and the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), there have been changes to the regulatory and documentary requirements to take advantage of these benefits. The burden of proof remains on the importer, and as such, the proof is in the proverbial pudding.

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    Topics: compliance, trade compliance, USMCA

    “What’s My Compliance Score?” Why We Are Asking The Wrong Question

    Posted by Tammy Flanders Hetrick on Feb 10, 2020 1:20:06 PM

    When I’m preparing to deliver a Risk Assessment Report, the first question clients often ask is, “What’s our compliance score?” While the intention is good, we are asking the wrong question. Numbers may not lie, but they don’t tell the whole truth, particularly in compliance – and in the gap is where good companies get into trouble.

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    Topics: compliance, trade compliance

    Beyond the Dollar: How to Compare Customs Brokers

    Posted by Tammy Flanders Hetrick on Dec 17, 2019 3:12:59 PM

    Importers might aptly view a Customs broker as a trusted partner for Customs entry filing, but a broker’s job is also to help safeguard importers against delays, fines, and penalties due to errors or regulatory violations.

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    Topics: trade compliance, import compliance, Customs Broker, Brokerage

    Why Trade Compliance Should be a Priority for Your Company

    Posted by Tammy Flanders Hetrick on Nov 8, 2019 8:44:27 AM


    US businesses that actively source raw materials, components, or finished goods from other countries must understand—and adhere to—the trade regulations for every country involved in their supply chain. Failure to do so can lead to fines and severe penalties.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Management, Customs Consulting, International Trade Compliance & Enforcement, trade compliance, import compliance, shipping compliance

    3 Pillars of Import Compliance Risk Management

    Posted by Tammy Flanders Hetrick on Nov 8, 2019 8:39:42 AM


    When companies don’t comply with trade regulations, they face fines, penalties, and potentially late delivery of their goods.

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    Topics: Customs Consulting, International Trade Compliance & Enforcement, trade compliance, import compliance, shipping compliance

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