American Shipper

Import Benchmark Report: All the Right Moves: Importers Turn to Self-Filing

Published June 2016

  • Import technology usage patterns

  • The most important performance metrics tracked by importers

  • Key policy and departmental structure elements of top importers

  • What areas in a company are most impacted by trade compliance

Research shows importers are taking more interest in self-filing amid an ever-changing import environment. American Shipper's new 2016 Import Benchmark Study looks at how mandatory implementation of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), possible new sweeping free trade agreements, the new drawback law, and complex global regulatory regimes are influencing the decision to bring import compliance functions in-house.

The report also looks in depth at how importers and their brokers are grappling with the transition to ACE, and whether these issues are inter-connected. Key topics include:

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