MGTA’s Robert Stein was recently interviewed by American Shipper about the trade’s trials and tribulations with ACE, excerpted below.
“In general, the ACE roll out is making progress. But we struggle day to day because there’s still so many ghosts in the machine that we’re constantly on the phone with Customs and the PGAs,” Mohawk’s Stein said. “We spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to transmit the data. Then once we learn, we spend time dealing with transactions that don’t process. Sometimes the bugs are in Customs’ system. Sometimes they are in our software. And sometimes, it’s difficult to differentiate.”
You can read Eric Kulisch’s “Ghosts in the Machine” in its entirety, here.
Robert Stein is Vice President for Mohawk Global Trade Advisors. He’s a licensed Customs broker and certified Customs specialist. Read more about Robert here.
By Michelle Kelley
This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for another date.
MGTA’s Robert Stein will speak on November 19 at a half-day seminar on import compliance at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Watertown, NY. The seminar is sponsored by Jefferson County Economic Development and Mohawk Global Trade Advisors.
November 19, 2014
Comfort Inn & Suites, 110 Commerce Park Drive, Watertown, NY
Keeping up with importer rules and regulations is a lot like walking through a minefield. The wrong move can have dire consequences. Get in-the-know by getting a grip on the right way to handle import compliance during this half-day seminar.
This workshop will cover:
- The role of classification and valuation
- How to spot the most common invoice errors
- Must-haves for any free trade agreement claims
- The ins-and-outs of import marking
There will also be plenty of time for Q&A on issues of specific concern to your company.
About the Speaker
Vice President, Mohawk Global Trade Advisors
Click here to read more about Robert.
NCBFAA Webinar: Country of Origin and Marking Requirements
August 5, 2014
12 to 1:30 pm EDT
1.5 CCS Credits
NCBFAA member: $50, Non-member: $75
You can’t mark goods without knowing the correct country of origin (where they were made). This webinar steps through the process of determining a product’s country of origin and uses visual examples to explain marking methods and requirements. Includes a review of “Best Practices” for meeting reasonable care requirements.
Join Jim Trubits and Robert Stein of Mohawk Global Trade Advisors for this informative webinar!
Webinar hosted by the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA). Register here.