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Sev1Tech Assisting U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Program

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US:The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded a five-year, $40 million contract to Woodbridge, Virginia-based Sev1Tech to support CBP’s ​Enterprise Network Architecture and Engineering Support Services (ENAESS) program. The program supports CBP’s Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Enterprise Networks and Technology Support Directorate (ENTSD), and Network Architecture and Engineering Division (NAED). Sev1Tech will provide information technology service management ... Read More »

Russia-US Trade Raises 8.5% Year-on-Year Despite Sanctions : Customs Service

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Trade between Russia and the United States increased by 8.5 per cent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, and stood at $18,019 billion, according to the data published by the Russian Federal Customs Service (FTS). According to the data, exports from Russia to the United States in the ... Read More »

Kalmar drives eco-efficiency at US port

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US : Kalmar’s new all-electric terminal tractor is helping the Port of Long Beach meet its eco-efficiency objectives while satisfying the commercial demands of the users of the second-busiest container seaport in the US. The Port of Long Beach in California handles trade worth in excess of $180bn from 175 shipping lines connecting to 217 seaports around the world. In ... Read More »

Melissa McCarthy’s Etsy Addiction Has US Customs Questioning Her Relationship With Morocco

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US : The “Can You Ever Forgive Me” star stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night to talk about her new film and, more importantly, her somewhat disturbing addiction to Etsy. The topic came up when she was showing off her dazzling cat vest to Jimmy Kimmel, telling him she bought it from a woman in Columbus, Ohio, through the ... Read More »

China’s exports to U.S. increase

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BEIJING : Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat a new tariff increase in a battle over Beijing’s technology policy. Shipments to the United States, China’s biggest market, have been unexpectedly resilient since President Donald Trump started imposing punitive tariffs on goods in July in a fight over Beijing’s technology ... Read More »

Bank of America CEO says Trump trade policy worries US business community

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US : Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on the bank’s employee bonuses, regulations, trade tensions with China and the bank’s operations in China. Business leaders Opens a New Window. are worried that the Trump administration won’t end the China trade war Opens a New Window. in a “reasonable period of time,” according to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. ... Read More »

China’s September Iran crude imports fall 34 percent, U.S. shipments doubled: customs

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BEIJING : China’s crude oil imports from Iran in September fell sharply from the same month last year in a sign that China has curbed its purchases from the Islamic republic as Washington prepares to re-impose sanctions on Tehran’s oil sector. Data from China’s General Administration of Customs showed China brought in 2.13 million tonnes of Iranian crude oil in ... Read More »

US Customs Clarifies Crossing Questions

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US : Canadian residents who use cannabis run the risk of being denied entry into the United States. After claims of some residents of southeast Saskatchewan being turned away at the border, Golden West Radio reached out to US Customs and Border Protection for clarification on the rules. While they weren’t available for an interview, they did provide written answers ... Read More »

Fort Carson/Peterson bases deploying troops for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

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FORT CARSON, Colo. : Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force bases will be deploying troops in support of President Trump’s U.S. Customs and Border Patrol initiative. According to a release, the following military units have been identified as heading to the southwest border. ·Fort Carson, Colorado ·Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division ·Headquarters & Headquarters Company, ... Read More »

An overview of AmCham’s U.S. Business Mission to Egypt

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CAIRO : The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt), in coordination with the chamber’s U.S.-Egypt Business Council and the Egypt-U.S. Business Council, organized the U.S. Business Mission to Egypt between October 23-25, 2018. The delegation included Acting Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, Sarah Kemp, as well as hundreds of experts and representatives from leading American businesses. ... Read More »

UBS may seek clearance to sell more products to U.S. ex-pats in Switzerland

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ZURICH : Swiss bank UBS may ask U.S. regulators to expand its license to sell more complex products and sophisticated investment advice to wealthy Americans living in Switzerland as it seeks to woo U.S. taxpayers abroad for growth. In an interview published on Sunday, Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti told Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung that UBS currently cannot sell some products and ... Read More »

Ford sets up China business as a stand-alone unit

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Shanghai : U.S. automaker Ford said Wednesday that it is separating its China unit from the broader Asia Pacific operations into a stand-alone business in a bid to accelerate profitable growth. Ford also named auto industry veteran Anning Chen as president and CEO of its China business. Chen, previously with Chery Jaguar Land Rover, assumes the newly created position from ... Read More »

Customs: 14,000 Illegals From Dangerous Countries Caught Entering U.S.

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US : As a caravan of refugees numbering over 7,000 draws inexorably closer to the U.S.-Mexican border, a Newsmax analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrests over the past decade reveals that nearly 14,000 “special interest aliens” have been apprehended trying to sneak into the United States by crossing the southern border. The administration has been generally denounced ... Read More »

Hamilton port sees strong year so far

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New York : Volatility in the United States helped deliver a strong year for Hamilton’s port so far, with more steel imports and grain exports than the same timeframe in 2017. Overseas cargo shipments are up 81 per cent through September compared to last year, said the port authority, and total cargo is up 18 per cent. President and CEO ... Read More »

Apple repair policy critic vows to fight ‘counterfeit’ battery seizure by U.S. customs

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US : Posted to YouTube , Rossmann advises in a video that he received a notice of seizure from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of “20 Apple Laptop Batteries.” According to the notice, the batteries are counterfeit, but Rossmann insists they are imports of “original” batteries. The batteries were seized in Louisville, Kentucky on September 6, with the notice ... Read More »

US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

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Shanghai :The United States has refrained from labelling China a “currency manipulator” in a move which may help defuse escalating tension over trade between the two countries. President Donald Trump has previously accused China of keeping its currency weak to make exports more competitive. Speculation that the US Treasury would make that claim formally this week has not been borne ... Read More »

Deficit balloons to $779 billion in Trump’s second year

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US: America’s budget deficit ballooned to $779 billion in 2018, the federal government said on Monday, as higher spending and stagnating tax revenue pushed the nation’s debt burden higher. The approximately 17 percent jump in the federal deficit came despite strong growth in the overall U.S. economy, an unusual instance in which the economy and the deficit are expanding at ... Read More »

Saudi disappearance puts spotlight on Trump’s business ties

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Medina : Donald Trump has never been shy about talking up his close business relationships with the Saudis. “I get along great with all of them,” Trump said of the Saudis at a 2015 campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama. “They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very ... Read More »

US Customs Agency Hopes to Evaluate Blockchain Pilot by December

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Washington, D.C. : The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to evaluate its foray into blockchain technology by the end of the year. Members of a government advisory group, the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), met on October 3 to advocate for regulatory reform around different trade-focused areas, with “emerging technologies” coming up as a point of conversation. ... Read More »

US trade war would make world ‘poorer and more dangerous’

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US: The International Monetary Fund has warned a trade war between the US and China risks making the world a “poorer and more dangerous place” in its latest assessment of the global economy. The IMF has lowered its forecast for global growth this year and next. It said that a full-blown trade war between the US and China would put ... Read More »