Many of you may have already heard that US Customs has seized over $1 billion worth of illegal contraband from the MSC Gayane while docked at the port of Philadelphia.
MSC’s C-TPAT certification has been temporarily suspended by US CBP, and there is no firm timetable as to when it might be reinstated. It is also worth noting that shipments traveling on MSC vessels may be subjected to increased scrutiny and inspections by Customs. This may cause delays and added expense that will be borne by the importing community.
As there is an active investigation ongoing, details are difficult to come by, but it is important for the trade community to be aware of this development.
- Posted by ALBA Wheels
- On June 19, 2019
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