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FEMA Issues Temporary Rule on  Personal 
Protection Exports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is issuing a temporary rule to allocate certain scarce or threatened materials for domestic use, so that these materials may not be exported from the United States without explicit approval by FEMA. The rule covers five types of personal protective equipment (PPE) . While this rule remains in effect, and subject to certain exemptions stated below, no shipments of such designated materials may leave the United States without explicit approval by FEMA. 

Several of our members have voiced their concern about this rule's potential to delay or curtail customer export traffic so we will be watching this situation closely and providing more information to our members. Click here to see the temporary rule.

Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis? Further Your Career Knowledge with an  AfA Online Course Today!

The Airforwarders Association in conjunction with its educational partner GISTnet offers online training courses on freight forwarding, international trade, cargo transportation and logistics at a special discount to our members. Our primary focus is on the support and career development needs of transportation intermediaries including freight forwarders, customs brokers, indirect air carriers and 3rd party logistics providers.
Since many of us may not commuting to the office daily, this is a perfect time to learn through our convenient web-based education.  Click here to register for a course today!

DHS Issues COVID-19 Cyber Security Alert

As the nation and the world continues to fight against this newest coronavirus (COVID-19) the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continues to monitor how the crisis is affecting the American public on the cybersecurity and infrastructure security front.  Several Airforwarders Association members have experienced ransomware and other cyber attacks, so this information is of particular importance.
Today, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued an activity alert titled, COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors. This joint alert seeks to address the growing use of COVID-19-related themes by malicious cyber actors and it can be found here:  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-099a.

CBP to Offer Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest User Webinars

On April 29, 2020, CBP will retire the current ACE Truck Manifest UserInterface (UI) in the ACE Secure Data Portal and will switch to the modernized UI for all ACE Portal truck manifest filings. For more information, visit cbp.gov/ace. To support users through this transition, CBP will offer the following training webinars and support calls. Early registration for the trainings is encouraged. Training webinars will last approximately 90 minutes.  Click here  to learn more. 

DFW International Airport Creates New Cargo Newsletter

Our friends at Airforwarders Association member DFW International Airport are creating a cargo newsletter to keep the Air Cargo community informed of current events, master planning, and technology investments like the new DFW Cargo Cloud.  This is an opt-in email newsletter that will come monthly.  If you are in DFW or utilize DFW as a gateway, the link to opt-in is: https://dfwairport.msgfocus.com/k/Dfwairport/cargonews

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