ICPA Spring Conference 2021

ICPA Spring Conference 2021

Mark your calendars! Alliance Drawback Services will be attending and presenting at the ICPA (International Compliance Professionals Association) Spring Conference in San Antonio, TX, March 28-31, 2021. This conference provides a wealth of educational information to the trade community – presented by industry leaders. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain […]

TFTEA Has Dramatically Changed The Playing Field

Duty Drawback TFTEA change

The Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2016 (known by its acronym TFTEA) dramatically changed the playing field for drawback claimants. The more significant changes include: A substantial liberalization of the rules for matching imports and exports for drawback purposes under the Substitution drawback provision. Specifically, the new rules eliminated the need to match at […]

New Duty Drawback Regime Greatly Benefits Titanium Industry

TFTEA Titanium HTS Substitution

The Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2016 (known by its acronym TFTEA) profoundly altered the tariff mitigation strategy commonly referred to as duty drawback refunds. The amendment of the Tariff Act represented the culmination of a nearly 12-year collaboration between the Trade Community and Customs and Border Protection in an effort to simplify the […]

TFTEA Transition Update: Joint Customs and Drawback Trade Community Working Group

TFTEA Transition Update

Members of the AAEI and NCBFAA (trade compliance organizations) Drawback Committees, Alliance included, met with CBP Drawback Officials in Virginia in late August to review outstanding issues with TFTEA drawback and ACE drawback filings. The CBP contingent consisted of national-level Customs officials from the Office of Trade Commercial Operations as well as attorneys from Regulations […]

Drawback Trade Community Wins Key Court Case

Duty Drawback Court Case

Case History The Trade Facilitation and Simplification Act of 2016 (known by its acronym TFTEA) significantly liberalized, and sought to simplify the export incentive program referred to as duty drawback. The statute mandated a two-year implementation period to allow Customs sufficient time for rulemaking and the programming changes (drawback filing was stilled mired in Customs’ […]

Understanding The New Drawback Law: The “Other” Problem

New Drawback Law - Other

The primary liberalization of the duty drawback law passed as part of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) involved redefining the substitution provision of the drawback law. While this “game-changer” will increase drawback recovery dramatically, the devil, as the saying goes, is in the details. Some background: The substitution method allows a […]

TFTEA Drawback Update: The Day of Reckoning is Upon Us!

TFTEA Drawback Update

This week we enter the transition period from historical drawback regime to the new era promulgated by the TFTEA (Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015 also referred to as the New Drawback Law) which officially becomes operational Saturday, 2/24/18. Alliance staff will begin submitting claims via the new drawback module in ACE on this […]

Customs Transition of Drawback to ACE Under New Regime Delayed

Drawback Changes ACE TFTEA

A 12-year collaborative effort between Customs and Border Protection and the Trade Community resulted in a new drawback statute found in Section 903 of HR 644 enacted as “The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.” The legislation set in motion an extensive and fundamental transformation of the 200-plus-year-old duty minimization strategy known as […]