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CCBFA Panel Discussion – Everything You Wanted to Know About ATA Carnets But Were Too Afraid to Ask!

The CCBFA is hosting an ATA Carnet panel discussion on 2/28 from 2pm-4pm at the Topco Building in Elk Grove Village. This event will be led by CBP and some of the top ATA Carnet providers in the nation. Roanoke’s own Amanda Barlow is a presenter and will address all of your ATA Carnet questions.

Put a face to the name!

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Roanoke Speaks to Managing Transportation Risks

Many imported goods and materials are currently subject to increased tariffs resulting from the ongoing “trade wars.” The higher tariffs have precipitated a spike in CBP-mandated increases to customs bond amounts. In the first half of this session, learn how to eliminate the frustration of replacing bonds, avoid the risk of paying unnecessary  premium, and reduce the likelihood of having to obtain a larger bond again in the future.

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Happy President’s Day

In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th and reopen on the 19th resuming normal business hours. Happy President’s Day!

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Happy New Year 2019!

The New Year is upon us, and on behalf of all of us at Roanoke, we wish you a joyous and prosperous 2019! Please be advised that our offices will close at 3pm on Monday, December 31st and will remain closed on Tuesday, January 1st. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.

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Season’s Greetings!

Our offices will close at 1pm on Friday, December 21st and remain closed for the Christmas Holiday on December 24th and 25th. We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, December 26th. Happy Holidays!



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2019 NCBFAA Scholarship Program Is Now Open and Accepting Applications

Last updated on December 13th, 2018

The National Customs Broker and Forwarder Association of America (NCBFAA) offers a $5,000 scholarship award to students intending to join the trade industry. The award is presented to the winner at the NCBFAA annual conference. Roanoke is delighted to once again sponsor this meaningful competition and each year we look forward to sharing in the excitement of the winner.

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Introducing the Bond Sufficiency Calculator!

Last updated on November 28th, 2018

Roanoke Trade is pleased to introduce our Bond Sufficiency Calculator, a new tool to help you determine the appropriate continuous customs import bond amount.

Due to the ongoing “trade wars”, tariffs have recently been increased on many imported goods and materials. These increased tariffs have precipitated a spike in mandated increases to customs bond amounts.

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ATA Carnet Alert: New Carnet Requirements to Enter Turkey

Last updated on November 6th, 2018

To all ATA Carnet users traveling to Turkey, please be advised that Turkish Customs has implemented a new national rule that requires ATA Carnet holders and/or their authorized representatives to provide an Excel file stored on a memory key to Turkish Customs at the time of entry. This file is then uploaded into Turkey’s national Customs system.

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WESCCON 2018 – Friday Night Event

Last updated on October 9th, 2018

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Roundtable Discussion – Tariffs and Their Impact on Bonds

Roanoke Trade announces a new series of informal roundtable discussions that offer our clients an opportunity to ask questions pertinent to their business; operational procedures and client communication with a single topic focus.

The first in this new series will feature our Bond Managers from around the country who will share the most frequent Q&As posed by you, our customers as they relate to tariffs and their impact on bonds.

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