This Just In: The Latest Industry News

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DJS Owners David & Melissa on The Small Business Advocate Show with Jim Blasingame!

DJS owners David & Melissa Meyer were recent guests on the The Small Business Advocate Show with Jim Blasingame talking about being a third generation family business, their secrets for how to work together as husband and wife, and how things have changed since the two previous generations of the family operated DJS. Both parts […]



SOLAS starts July 1, 2016. Here’s what you need to know.


NCBFAA’s ACE Update Letter

NCBFAA Open Letter to Importers and Exporters regarding ACE Migration


GSP to Be Renewed Retroactively

On June 25, 2015, Congress approved H.R. 1295–The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (the “Act”). The President (POTUS) signed the Trade Preferences Act of 2015, renewing GSP and other preference programs which expired July 31st, 2013.


Darrell Sekin, NCBFAA Chairman, Honored at IFCBA Meeting

During its recent 25th anniversary celebrations in Brussels, Belgium, the International Federation of Customs Brokers (IFCBA) acknowledged those Member Associations serving as IFCBA Managing Directors. Among this term’s Managing Directors is NCBFAA Chairman Darrell Sekin, Jr., who accepted the IFCBA’ s recognition on behalf of the Association.


Individual Liability for Corporate Entry Violations Stands; Supreme Court Won’t Review

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Supreme Court announced May 26 that it has denied a petition to review a September 2014 court decision that created a broad new category of individuals who may be subject to penalties for corporate entry violations. The ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit distinguished between those who enter goods (e.g., the importer of record) and those who introduce goods into U.S. commerce and broadly defined the latter, thereby extending to import managers, compliance officers, business owners and others personal liability for fraudulently or negligently providing information on company imports.


NCBFAA President Calls for FMC Port Congestion Fact Finding Investigation

Washington, DC: In a letter to Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, Inc. (NCBFAA) President Geoffrey Powell urged the FMC to initiate a fact finding investigation into the issue of port congestion and its impact on demurrage, detention and per diem charges assessed by the vessel operating common […]