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Inside this issue:
Single transaction bonds required for suspected AD/CVD shipments
Avalon continues to see requests from CBP for additional STBs even when importers already maintain an active continuous bond...
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Appeals court reverses case involving ‘independent contractor’
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently struck down a lower court’s ruling in Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corp., which has a significant effect on trucking and courier companies... read more

$5.2 million verdict against a transportation broker and driver in negligent hiring case
In a key decision against a transportation broker for negligent selection, an Oregon jury issued about $5.2 million, including punitive damages, to the family of a man killed in a truck accident... read more

C-TPAT and AEO to be mutually recognizable in June 2012
Beginning in June 2012, companies that have joined C-TPAT in the United States or AEO in the European Union will receive reciprocal benefits from each country’s trusted trader program... read more

Goods from Argentina to lose GSP benefits
CBP has announced that goods from Argentina will no longer be eligible for benefits granted under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)... read more

Claims Review: International Coverage
Read actual claims covered under Avalon’s Combined Transit Liability (CTL) Program. Our CTL program automatically includes an International 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... read more

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