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PSCSHIP is getting even easier to use!

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Our easy-to-use online platform is about to get even easier!

We are launching a new-and-improved version of PSCSHIP, our proprietary shipping software! The new system will go live September 5. In the meantime, when you login to PSCSHIP, you will start seeing a notice about the new system.

We will continue to provide you more information in the coming weeks about the system update, including training materials and a webinar demonstration. Please know we are committed to making this a smooth transition for your business.

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Final Rule Implementation for the Foreign Trade Regulations with Corrections

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The Final Rule of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Title 15, Part 30 was implemented on July 18, 2017. The amendments reflect the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. Section 405 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-347, 120 Stat. 1884) established the ITDS.

In the Final Rule the Census Bureau amended the appendices section. Appendices B, C, E, and F were removed and Appendix D was revised and redesignated as the new Appendix B. There are a few sections of the FTR that are not updated to reflect the changes to the appendices. The below table identifies the sections of the FTR that are incorrect. The Census Bureau is working with the Federal Register to ensure that these corrections are incorporated into the FTR.

Sections Affected Changes
30.1(c) Exemption legend definition Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.1(c) Postdeparture filing citation definition Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.4(b)(4)(ii)(A) Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.6(a)(18) Remove reference to Appendix B because the AES Filing Codes were removed.
30.7(b) Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.8 Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.8(b) Replace reference to 30.46 with 30.4(c)(2) because the section is reserved.
30.35 Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
Appendix B (IX) Replace reference to 30.40(d) with 30.40(c).
Additionally, the definition of Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC) will be added to the FTR with a later rule.

Please find the Final Rule in its entirety at https://federalregister.gov/d/2017-07646. For further information or questions about the FTR, contact the Trade Regulations Branch (TRB), ITMD at 800-549-0595, Option 3.

Email: itmd.askregs@census.gov

Online: census.gov/trade

Blog: globalreach.blogs.census.gov

The entire FTR along with other information, including a list of frequently asked questions, can be found at: census.gov/trade

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Venezuela Export Update

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Due to ongoing unrest in Venezuela, its government’s ability to manage its customs port authorities has been severely impacted. This has led to many customs work stoppages and port outages, directly affecting the ports of entry and their ability to process import shipments.

At the present, customs and the ports of entry are unpredictable and may closed or open inconsistently and without notice. All carrier’s abilities to process imports are being impacted. Due to the inconsistent, unpredictable port closers, most carriers have suspended service to Venezuela and some are holding shipments awaiting a change in customs and port status.

New updates will be provided as they become available.

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Parcel Uberization

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This article originally appeared in the March/April issue of PARCEL.

As we all know, Uber has changed the taxi world with technology. They took a very stable business that relied on old technology (radio dispatch system) and made it easier for the consumer. This was also done by utilizing a very mobile and agile work force — independent people (drivers). They are now getting into the LTL and Truckload space. However, I believe their concept could change the landscape of the parcel delivery business in the near future.

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Preferred Shipping to offer Domestic Solution

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You asked and we’ve answered: Preferred Shipping now offers domestic shipping services!

We’ve got an exciting new partnership that allows us to offer great service and rates through the USPS, the largest residential delivery network in the country. Just like our international shipping program, our domestic service offers competitive pricing, exceptional customer service and a free, easy-to-use online platform.

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Technology Changes Everything

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The way consumers buy today will change dramatically in the future. There has been a lot of focus in the e-tailing arena on how to market your product, do effective fulfillment, and compete with Amazon. The advancements in technology will continue to change how buying habits are enabled in the future.

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