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  The Quest Newsletter
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June 2012 Issue #73 - Current Bond Issues: AD/CVD, honey syrup, solar panels, 301 form instructions.
June 2012 Issue #72 - Topics include: Transshipments and STBs for suspected AD/CVD, independent contractors, $5.2 million verdict in negligent hiring case, C-TPAT/AEO, GSP in Argentina

  Special Quests and Press Releases
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Sept. 5, 2012 Press Release: Avalon plays for peace on Sept. 21
July 16, 2012 Ship abandoned, one crew member missing and one killed after cargo vessel explosion
June 14, 2012 Update: CBP requiring STBs for suspected AD/CVD shipments
June 13, 2012 CBP changes bond submission protocol effective July 1
May 21, 2012 Press Release: Avalon announces executive appointments and international expansion
April 5, 2012 Press Release: Avalon named one of Illinoisí Best Places to Work for the second year in a row
Jan. 19, 2012 Reminder: JFK port 2012 annual user fee

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Aug. 2011 Issue #71 - Topics include: CBP Form 301, Fraud, PM Statement, FMC China Rider, Cyber Liability
Mar. 2011 Issue #70 - Topics include: ISF update, Japan disaster, CBP updates, FMCSA updates, new ACORD

  Special Quests and Press Releases
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Dec. 1, 2011 ACH debit now available
Nov. 17, 2011 Honey laundering: Update on transshipments from China
Nov. 3, 2011 Potentially explosive containers disrupt West Coast port operations
Aug. 24, 2011 Can your business weather the storm?
June 17, 2011 Urgent notice on imports of honey from ĎMalaysiaí
June 6, 2011 CBP implements change to bond notification policy
May 12, 2011 Mexico to accept ATA Carnets beginning May 16
Jan. 28, 2011 Avalonís New York office relocates to Manhattanís financial district
Jan. 4, 2011 Avalon implements customer feedback to billing process

  The Quest Newsletter
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Aug. 2010 Issue #69 - Topics include: TSA screening, Snowe-Klobuchar bill, CBP updates, FMCSA updates
May 2010 Issue #68 - Topics include: C3 bonds, Flood Insurance, NVOCC tariff exemption, UCR fees
Apr. 2010 Issue #67 - Topics include: CBP liquidation notices, new 7501 form, Lacey Act, CSA 2010, piracy

  Special Quests and Press Releases
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Dec. 29, 2010 CBP issues urgent notice regarding U.S. Virgin Islands Rider
Dec. 21, 2010 TIA and Avalon announce scholarship opportunity
Dec. 14, 2010 CBP updates continuous bond policies and procedures
Sept. 8, 2010 OFAC issues updated sanctions regulations
Aug. 31, 2010 Holiday/Government Hours and Avalon System Maintenance
Aug. 19, 2010 Press Release: Avalon appoints Christine Wade as AVP for National Accounts
Aug. 16, 2010 Press Release: Avalon appoints Kathy Schricker to Regional Vice President of Boston office
Aug. 9, 2010 Press Release: Avalon appoints Andrea Lanoutte to Regional Vice President of Los Angeles office
Aug. 4, 2010 Press Release: Avalon appoints Deirdre Hudson to Regional Vice President of San Francisco office
July 29, 2010 Ports inconsistently rejecting single transaction bonds
June 24, 2010 Press Release: Avalon appoints Wanda Sample to Regional Vice President of New York Office
Mar. 5, 2010 CBP announces single transaction bond updates: STBs in ACE, ISF-D bond rejections
Feb. 24, 2010 Revenue Division experiencing processing delays
Jan. 15, 2010 CBP announces ISF updates

  The Quest Newsletter
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Dec. 2009 Issue #66 - Topics include: Carrier insolvency, IATA air waybill, OTI unlicensed agents, UCR fees
Jul. 2009 Issue #65 - Topics include: ISF mitigation, piracy, mutual cargo programs, FMCSA updates
Apr. 2009 Issue #64 - Topics include: Transportation broker liability, SDDC bond, shrimp imports, CSA 2010
Mar. 2009 Issue #63 - Topics include: Bond submission guidelines, export violations, COGSA v. Carmack
Jan. 2009 Issue #62 - Topics include: PM statement, FEMA flood map, C-TPAT, Clean Truck Program

  Special Quests and Press Releases
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Jan. 13, 2009 Avalon opens first international office in Toronto
Jan. 19, 2009 10+2 update: ISF bonds still in process by CBP
Jan. 22, 2009 Message from Avalon President
Jan. 26, 2009 10+2 update: ISF bonds not required for the foreseeable future
Jan. 28, 2009 Severe weather forces Revenue Division to close
Jan. 29, 2009 Avalon works with CBP to assist customs brokers
Jan. 30, 2009 Avalon offers electronic solutions
Feb. 5, 2009 Insufficient bonds not reported in ACE
Feb. 9, 2009 Certified Cargo Screening Facilities – Protection for new exposures
Feb. 10, 2009 Message from Avalonís President
Feb. 25, 2009 Marine Merlin v1.4 adds denied party screening
Mar. 20, 2009 USCIB raises carnet fees
May 15, 2009 Attend 10+2 panel on May 20 for 2 CCS credits
May 18, 2009 CBP discontinues pilot program of bond insufficiency notifications in ACE
Jul. 28, 2009 Cargo theft alert from the Illinois Trucking Association
Aug. 20, 2009 Social security numbers eliminated from AES
Oct. 2, 2009 Avalon announces new surety bond program with Great American Insurance Group
Oct. 2, 2009 10+2 update: Bond guidelines posted
Oct. 19, 2009 Important developments at Avalon
Nov. 23, 2009 CBP revises notification policy for approved bond submissions
Dec. 12, 2009 Special Message From Avalon President: Are you ready for ISF Enforcement?
Dec. 16, 2009 CBP requiring taxpayer ID on check payments
Dec. 28, 2009 ISF Bond guidelines updated

  Archives 2006-2008
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Jan. 2008 Issue #60 - Topics include: CBP POA, ISF, New IATA Air Waybill, Truck e-manifest
May 2008 Issue #61 - Topics include: COGSA liability, CPSC, UCR Registration, Mexican Truck Program

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