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October 2017

Welcome to the J.M. Rodgers Co., Inc. October newsletter! We are excited to bring you this monthly newsletter with valuable, updated industry news, events and insights from our JMR industry experts.

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Do You Import and/or Export? Join our complimentary Duty Drawback Webinar on Wednesday, October 18th at 11:30am EST.

We are proud to provide you with this information and hope you have a wonderful day.


James Rodgers
Industry News
Drawback Claims on Merchandise Destroyed in Recent Hurricanes
by David Verkaik, VP of Drawback Development 10/17
The following is a Customs notice that was distributed to the trade on December 5 th , 2012 via CSMS after Hurricane Sandy. This may be available now for those duty drawback claimants that are located in the Houston and Galveston, Texas area as well as those located in Florida that were impacted by the recent Hurricanes.

Duty Drawback FAQ
by David Verkaik, VP of Drawback Development 10/17

What is Duty Drawback? Are you eligible for drawback refunds?

Have you reviewed your Periodic Monthly Statement Lately?
By Jim Roberts, VP Compliance, J.M. Rodgers Co., Inc.

Although PMS is not new, it is worth it for importers to take a look, or even another look into this Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program.

ILWU Supervisors Unionizing Moving Forward to Expand Its Ranks
The ILWU organizing supervisors in Southern California have successfully negotiated contracts for organized supervisors at the APL terminal.

The ILWU is facing a long process ahead. If these negotiations at terminals are successful, the current relationships between management and labor and the decisions on how cargo will be handled for cargo owners is about to change.  

JMR Trading Launches Website
Learn about Duty Drawback at our new website.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 18th
11:30am - 12:30pm EST

Join J.M. Rodgers for this complimentary webinar to educate trade professionals on the impact that the new drawback law will have on duty drawback.New legislation regarding duty drawback was signed into law on February 24th, 2016 and will become effective on the same date in 2018.

This comprehensive overview will cover the basics of duty drawback, how the program works, what is your refund potential and more. This presentation is designed for high level Supply Chain Executives, CFO’s and Compliance Directors.

Wednesday, November 1st
11:30am - 12:00pm EST

Join JMR's expert Jim Roberts, VP of Compliance for this complimentary webinar discussing the CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE AND EXPERTISE (CEE) and how they are now a permanent fixture inside CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (CBP) and an integral part of how CBP will conduct its business with you, the importer.  Read More
November 13 - 14, Philadelphia, PA

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Join JMR at Logichem Conference in Philadelphia for one of the many Round Table discussions. Learn from the experts on Duty Drawback and How to Maximize Your Refund and Help Your Bottom Line. For more information and full conference agenda, click on the registration link!