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Why use multiple companies to handle your shipments? We have 9 U.S. offices and a worldwide network of agents to complete your transaction. Personalized service starts with a single call to your local Coppersmith office. We'll handle the shipment from door to door, and
charge you once. Track your shipments from booking to delivery, on-line or through one point of contact nationwide. One contact, one invoice, one company, door to door, without the stress.
Many Coppersmith facilities offer in-house bonded storage and
distribution services. Beyond these locations, Coppersmith has long term relationships with local
CFS stations who can provide services from inventory management to container transloading and
inland distribution, all under the direction of our customer service staff. Coppersmith has also
developed relationships with common carriers nationwide to compliment our core services and
provide you a single solution to all your international shipping needs.
OFFICES TO SERVE YOU
525 S. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 607-8000 Fax: (310) 607-8001
434 Rozzi Place
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 872-1225 Fax: (650) 872-1070
6135 NE 80th Avenue
Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 249-1400
Fax: (503) 249-3950
2580 S. 156th St
Transiplex Bldg. A, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98158
Phone: (206) 242-6181 Fax: (206) 242-0089
1200 Minters Chapel Rd. Suite 100
Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: (817) 421-8989 Fax: (817) 421-6464
15904 International Plaza Drive
Houston, TX 77032
Phone: (281) 442-4800 Fax: (281) 442-8892
760 Bonnie Lane
Elk Grove, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 437-1500 Fax: (847) 437-1501
114 SouthField Parkway Suite 170
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: (404) 366-1650 Fax: (404) 366-1649
One Cross Island Plaza, Suite 129
Rosedale, NY 11422
Phone: (718) 723-5000 Fax: (718) 723-5005
The first half of the year has proven to be one of numerous announced changes by the various agencies involved in international trade. As we move into the second half we can expect these agencies to implement or move significantly closer to their legislative mandate through the regulatory process. Included here are some of the major changes impacting the trade currently.
Coppersmith is COMMITTED! CONNECTED! COMPLETE! and can assist you in all phases of the international trade transaction from Routed PO Management through Door Delivery into the US or foreign to foreign.
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Air Freight * Ocean Freight FCL and LCL * Trucking Warehousing * Bonds * Cargo Insurance and more.
We have a strong international agent network worldwide, a 65 year history, and relationships with some of the top service providers in the industry.
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| |Generalized System of Preferences scheduled expiration date is July 31, 2013.
A group of 15 developing countries receiving preferential duty treatment under GSP wrote to
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp to extend this trade preference program.
The letter warns that if Congress allows the GSP to lapse or if the program is extended only for a short period of time any certainty would disappear and the program's benefits would be "seriously undermined" because "investors and businesses require a predictable environment regarding the duty treatment of their products." According to the Alliance of GSP Countries, when Congress last considered the GSP for renewal in 2010 the program lapsed for 10 months and U.S. imports of GSP-eligible products went down by more than 17% during that time while overall imports rose 15%.
ISF FULL ENFORCEMENT BEGINS
JULY 9, 2013
CBP will begin the liquidated damages phase of ISF enforcement on July 9, 2013, adding to the use of manifest holds and non-intrusive inspections to enforce ISF compliance. In order to achieve maximum compliance with the least amount of disruption to the trade and to domestic port operations, CBP has been applying a measured and commonsense approach to enforcement.
CBP may issue liquidated damages of $5,000 per violation for the submission of an inaccurate, incomplete or untimely filing. Liquidated damages in simplified terms, refers to a penalty secured by a bond. If goods for which an ISF has not been filed arrive in the U.S., CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo. For carrier violations of the vessel stow plan requirement, CBP may refuse to grant a permit to unlade for the merchandise. Additionally, noncompliant cargo could be subject to further inspection on arrival.
|CARGO INSURANCE ?
Would you be interested in a quotation to compare cost and coverage?
ONE GOOD REASON TO PROTECT FINANCIAL INTERESTS IN CARGO
General Average means, literally, a general loss. Specifically, General Average is an ocean marine loss occurring through the voluntary sacrifice of a part of a vessel or cargo to safeguard the vessel or cargo from a common peril.
General Average may also be an expenditure to preserve property from damage, such as suppressing a shipboard
fire or navigating the vessel to a port of refuge. If the sacrifice is successful, all parties contribute to the loss based
on their cargo's value. Parties can insure their portion of such a loss under a Cargo Insurance policy.
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY INSURANCE FROM COPPERSMITH?
- Security of knowing all their shipments are properly insured.
- We have most of the relevant documentation needed to file an insurance claim, which makes the process easier for our clients.
- We are the transportation expert and in the best position to understand the transportation process and how to minimize risks associated with transit.
- You will no longer have to type certificates, mail reports or reconcile billing from an additional vendor. Our company will handle all of these processes for them.
- Because of the volume of insurance we purchase, we can offer competitive rates for a variety of cargo shipments.
- Additionally, we can often provide coverage for "higher risk" commodities than you could obtain on your own.
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|CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE & EXPERTISE "CEE's" |
"The Centers of Excellence and Expertise represent a significant step in transforming how CBP processes trade," said Acting Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski. "Industry focused and account-based CEEs allow CBP to segment risk within an industry, while enhancing our overall facilitation and enforcement efforts. With ten fully operational CEEs, we now cover a wide range of imported commodities."
Automotive & Aerospace in Detroit; Base Metals in Chicago; Electronics in Los Angeles; Industrial & Manufacturing Materials in Buffalo; Machinery in Laredo; Petroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals in Houston; and Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals in New York. Newly added:
Agriculture & Prepared Products in Miami, Apparel, Footwear & Textiles in San Francisco, and Consumer Products & Mass Merchandising in Atlanta.
|CPSC - CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION|
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a proposed rule making that would amend its regulations on certificates of compliance. The proposed update to 16 CFR 1110 would clarify certification requirements in light of new regulations on testing and labeling, including for component parts. It would also require direct filing of product safety certificates for imported products with CBP at the time the entry is filed, although it leaves many specifics to be determined by CBP. Comments on the proposal are by July 29.
See complete NPRM here Federal Register Proposed Rule
|FDA - FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT - UPDATE |
| The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. |
Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Rules
NOTE: The comment period for both rules has been extended to September 16, 2013.
FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT
FDA Issues Final Rule: Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food
FDA has issued a final rule that adopts the interim final rule issued May 5, 2011, "Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food." It requires that a person submitting prior notice of imported food must report the name of any country that has refused entry of that product.
District Court Requires All FSMA Final Rules By June 2015
Past due regulations include final rules on produce safety, preventative controls, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program, third-party accreditation, intentional adulteration, and sanitary transport.
The Northern California District Court ordered FDA to publish all proposed regulations in the Federal Register by Nov. 31, 2013. For each proposed rule, the comment period must end by March 31, 2014. The FDA will have to publish all final rules by June 30, 2015.
Whether it's a regular ocean container, a "just in time" airfreight shipment or traveling over land, Coppersmith Global Logistics' specialists are committed to keeping you connected every step of the way by providing complete quality service you can trust.
Maggie Smith Ranney
Coppersmith Global Logistics