October 2013       

GOAL welcomes its newest partner, Legacy Supply Chain Services


Numerous Federal Customs and Trade Functions
Suspended by Government Shutdown

US Customs to Test Public-Private Partnership at Mexican Border


Importing Topic of the Month
Customs Bonds


Analysts Slash Growth Forecasts for Asia

Confusion Over China VAT Dissipates; Fear of Abuse Lingers

Lack of Clarity on China’s VAT Frustrates Shippers

USDA Announces Dairy Import License Fee for 2014, Adjusts 2013 Licenses

Higher AD Duties on Chinese and Vietnamese Goods
Possible Under New Rule

Survey: World Economy Weakened in Second Quarter


Washington Legislators Propose User Fee to Replace HMT



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