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: