The Quest

January 2011 - Issue 70

Industry Events:

March 23-24
CONECT Conference
Newport, R.I.

March 28-29
NITL Freight Policy Forum
Arlington, Va.

April 2-5
NCBFAA Annual Conference
Phoenix, Ariz.
April 6-9
TIA Annual Conference
Orlando, Fla.

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New Web Merlin Feature:
Identity Fraud Protection
Avalon has launched a new program to protect your importers’ identity. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the United States experiences an estimated 9 million instances of identity fraud each year. For companies involved in logistics, the threat is enormous. Thieves can bring counterfeit goods into the country using forged POAs, and C-TPAT members may be especially targeted because they experience fewer examinations. Protect your clients and the brokerage community as a whole.
Inside this issue:
ISF update: Where we are now
As one year of Importer Security Filing (ISF) enforcement has passed on Jan. 26, 2011, the question Avalon keeps hearing is, “Where are we now?” ... read more

Disaster in Japan: Avalon assists in aid, reminder for business continuity planning
Japan’s landscape of debris and destruction reminds us that a disaster can happen at any time... read more

CBP updates: Bond insufficiency, new address for mailing checks
We know the importance of staying current on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. Avalon works to keep your business running smoothly with regular updates on CBP's initiatives and programs... read more

FMCSA elimination of Cargo Insurance and BMC-32 to take effect today, March 21
As originally announced in our August 2010 Quest, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for most for-hire carriers and freight forwarders to maintain Cargo Insurance... read more

CSA motor carrier ratings now in force
Trucking companies are now measured and evaluated for safety under a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration program, formally launched in December 2010... read more

New ACORD form changes how logistics providers verify insurance
ACORD is a non-profit organization responsible for the publication and maintenance of standard insurance forms. These forms are widely used and supported in the insurance industry... read more

Revised Incoterm rules take effect
Transactions in international trade are often complex. To ensure consistent interpretation of trading rules and responsibilities, the International Chamber of Commerce created "Incoterms,"... read more

UAE joins ATA Carnet system
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the 69th country to join the ATA Carnet system, according to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB)... read more

Claims corner
Worldwide Coverage
Avalon's Combined Transit Liability program automatically includes a Worldwide Coverage option to provide legal defense if a lawsuit is filed against you outside the United States and Canada, and also appoints attorneys with the expertise to defend these matters internationally. We highlight two actual claims covered under Avalon's CTL Program... read more

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