Start the week fully informed, and review the most important tweets from last week at Global Trade News. Enjoy!

  • Will you be @ the ICPA EU Compliance Conference? Stop by the Integration Point booth for solutions that improve your global trade compliance
  • Statement by Canada and Mexico on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling. http://bit.ly/1MsYBsA 
  • Did you attend #AAEIAC15? Check out the Top 5 Takeaways from #AAEIAC15! https://magic.piktochart.com/output/6464310-top-5-takeaways-from-aaei …
  • EU, Japan To Accelerate FTA Talks. http://bit.ly/1KcE0tw 
  • #US - Proposed Rule will "Enhance Clarity and Consistency" Between ITAR and EAR. http://1.usa.gov/1FxTdik 
  • US Tariff Schedule Update. http://1.usa.gov/1M832IH 
  • Turkey Amends Additional Duty Rates. http://bit.ly/1M7SBVF 
  • Integration Point will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the ICPA EU Compliance Conference! Stop by our booth and say hello!
  • Educational Webcast: Tariff Classification Best Practices in China. Register here to learn more http://bit.ly/1deP8sA 
  • Chile, Philippines To Pursue Free Trade Deal. http://bit.ly/1Q74KAv 
  • Integration Point SVP Melissa Irmen presenting on IT Challenges in a Global Compliance Program at #AAEIAC15 pic.twitter.com/9xsnjxaoCx
  • 12:00 PM - 2 Jun 2015 · Details
  • Having fun with our friends from @AmericanShipper! It was good to see you at #AAEIAC15 pic.twitter.com/nhzYBdC7t8
  • 11:18 AM - 2 Jun 2015 · Details
  • Melissa Irmen is ready to moderate the IT Challenges in a Global Compliance Program session. If you are at #AAEIAC15 don't miss it!
  • #AAEIAC15 Excited about the new Exporter Entity & Portal 2.0 for C-TPAT? Find all the resources you need in one place http://bit.ly/1IYS76i 
  • #AAEIAC15 Want to hear more on C-TPAT Portal 2.0 & Exporter Entity? Watch this webcast on-demand to learn more http://bit.ly/1RHaChf 
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - CTPAT exporter status will be reflected in the AES system. Exporter gets priority treatment if exam needed.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - Must have minimum of 12 months exporting experience to apply for CTPAT for Exporters.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - Merged CTPAT accounts are guaranteed to have the same CBP supply chain security specialist.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - Merged accounts in the CTPAT portal stand and fall together. If one gets suspended, all get suspended.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - ITRAC data is NOT available in the CTPAT portal yet.
  • #AAEIAC15 Looking for resources on the C-TPAT Portal 2.0? Check out this webpage with all the resources you need. http://bit.ly/1IYS76i 
  • #AAEIAC15 - Typical benefits for C-TPAT importer/exporter – priority treatment, less physical inspections and less intrusive inspections.
  • #AAEIAC15 To apply for C-TPAT Exporter, requires EIN or D&B #, a documented export security prog & more. Reqs here http://bit.ly/1IYS76i 
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - All C-TPAT criteria that requires a written process will mandate a document upload in the portal.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - Old C-TPAT security profiles are converted to PDF in the portal. Members must now recreate in the new format.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - With new C-TPAT security profile format, criteria now broken out to approximately 75 statement/questions.
  • #AAEIAC15: C-TPAT members for import/export, if you are suspended for one, privileges are revoked from the other. http://bit.ly/1RHaChf 
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - Later in June '15, functionality to merge, split and delink C-TPAT trade accounts will be available.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - A company's C-TPAT status and Tier are reflected in ACE.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - PIP / C-TPAT will be harmonized mid-July 2015.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15 - #1 reason for accounts to be suspended/revoked from C-TPAT is lack of senior mgmt involvement.
  • #AAEIAC15 - Did you know that C-TPAT participants wanting to use the Exporter Entity feature will need to have a domestic validation visit.
  • #AAEIAC15 CBP C-TPAT HQ is working on a statistical analysis tool for importers in the prog to determine ROI. Roll out target date: Sep 2015
  • #AAEIAC15: New Exports for C-TPAT benefit – only one account, profile, etc. to maintain. Learn more here http://bit.ly/1IYS76i 
  • #AAEIAC15: Supply chain security - If you want to compete in the marketplace, you need to consider C-TPAT membership.
  • #AAEIAC15: Supply chain security - Many of the largest US companies are requiring their vendors and suppliers being C-TPAT members.
  • #AAEIAC15: Supply chain security: It is easier to join other country's security programs like NEEC/MX if you are already in C-TPAT.
  • #AAEIAC15: Comments on supply chain security: 83% of shipments targeted by CBP for inspection are non-ctpat company's cargo.
  • #AAEIAC15 Already a C-TPAT member? You can leverage your current account to apply to be part of the new Exporter Entity.
  • Save the date for ICPA EU Conference from June 7- 9. Looking forward to seeing you there! http://bit.ly/1dHOEMI 
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15: From Ambassador Holleymam's keynote: TPP will be THE trade
  • @ #AAEIAC15: From Ambassador Holleymam's keynote: It's expected that the # of middle class consumers in Asia in 2030 will be 3.5 billion.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15: From Ambassador Holleymam's keynote: Members of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) represent 40% of world economic output.
  • ACE cargo release process document is a living document, and CBP needs feedback from trade. http://1.usa.gov/1K5cMoH  #AAEIAC15
  • CBP says they need trade to review the ACE cargo release process document published earlier May and give comments. #AAEIAC15
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15: CPSC FRN notice coming soon to announce ACE e-filing pilot parameters and call for pullout participants.
  • There's so much integration in the PGA filing process. Importers must assess w/ service providers how ACE filing will be done #AAEIAC15
  • Many importers manually collect data to complete PGA forms. In ACE, importers need to collect the data electronically for filing #AAEIAC15
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15: CBP Commissioner's keynote presentation: The C-TPAT exporter program supports the President's National Export Initiative.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15: CBP Commissioner's keynote presentation: Yesterday, C-TPAT began accepting applications for exporters.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15: CBP Commissioner's keynote presentation: There is a clear ROI for CBP & the trade with the single window initiative.
  • Heard @ #AAEIAC15: Commissioner keynote lunch presentation: There will be a great ROI on the single window initiative for both govt & trade.
  • Did you play the Integration Point game @ #AAEIAC15? Stop back by the booth during Power Hour for our prize drawings! pic.twitter.com/65LjVLFAmH
  • 11:33 AM - 1 Jun 2015 · Details
  • S. Korea, China formally sign free trade deal. http://bit.ly/1I1LxvL 
  • Heard at #AAEIAC15: For CBP, "it's all about the line item on an entry" - all activity is tied to the line
  • Heard at #AAEIAC15: We will never get away from having to know what is in the container (for security).
  • Heard at #AAEIAC15: The time is now for Simplified Processes!
  • Stop by booth 15 @ #AAEIAC15 to see how your compliance solution stacks up & be entered to win a $500 Apple gift card pic.twitter.com/phV2G7F7CU