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August 5, 2018

Laredo’s bridge system includes Customs operations that are managed by the Federal Government. The increased volume of traffic in Laredo, which has risen dramatically in the last few years (northbound traffic increasing 27.1% between 2010 and 2015, while southbound tra...

July 16, 2018

What do you know about the Customs Fraud Statute? Well, read on and I’ll tell you a few things to keep in mind about it.

19 U.S.C. §1592 is referred to as the “Customs Fraud Statute.” Part of the Tariff Act of 1930, §1952 is the primary customs penalty provision regardi...

May 3, 2018

Generally, a bill of lading (BOL) is a transportation document issued by a carrier to take cargo from point A to point B. BOLs are usually defined and analyzed according to three distinct functions: as a receipt for the goods; proof of ownership (documents of title); a...

April 27, 2018

Did you know there is a regulatory distinction between the terms “importation” and “entry”? Importation refers to merchandise arriving on US soil with the intent to unload. “Entry”, on the other hand, refers to the documentation necessary for that imported merchandise...

April 26, 2018

There are three “offices” in the transportation industry that are legally defined and for which individual permits and operating authority are required. A 3PL, or “logistics provider” is not one of them. The function of a “motor carrier” is self-explanatory. Then there...

March 22, 2018

There are many transportation companies that have operations on both sides of the US/Mexico or US/Canadian border. Some transportation companies started in one country for example, and then grew to establish a sister company on the opposite side of the international bo...

March 9, 2018

Microsoft is a global, multinational giant that has offices in Moscow as it does in almost every country in the world. What if the government of Russia were to show up at Microsoft’s offices in Moscow and demand that Microsoft turn over the content of all emails it has...

March 9, 2018

While self-driving, autonomous vehicles (“AVs”) are not quite here yet, they are coming, and they will be a game-changer. State legislatures across the nation will be hard at work promulgating legislation to regulate this future of driverless cars that is soon to arriv...

March 9, 2018

The following hypothetical is representative of a common occurrent in the transportation business: a load of cargo is shipped from a point on the U.S. border (Laredo) to a destination in the north of the country. The cargo arrives so much damaged that it is considered...

March 9, 2018

As long as there is economic stability and a surging consumer demand, there will be a boost to productivity and shipping providers will be on the go. Transportation management systems (TMSs) will come into closer focus. TMSs allow not only an optimal implementation of...

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