• ITVI.USA
    16,030.520
    117.340
    0.7%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.809
    0.016
    0.6%
  • OTRI.USA
    22.220
    -0.080
    -0.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    16,016.550
    115.560
    0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.950
    -0.570
    -16.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.610
    0.650
    22%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.240
    -14.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.550
    0.210
    6.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.320
    0.220
    10.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.110
    0.250
    6.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    16,030.520
    117.340
    0.7%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.809
    0.016
    0.6%
  • OTRI.USA
    22.220
    -0.080
    -0.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    16,016.550
    115.560
    0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.950
    -0.570
    -16.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.610
    0.650
    22%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.240
    -14.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.550
    0.210
    6.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.320
    0.220
    10.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.110
    0.250
    6.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    0.000
    0%
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U.S. BROKERS, FORWARDERS COMFORTABLE WITH U.S. CUSTOMS’ Y2K PREPARATION

U.S. BROKERS, FORWARDERS COMFORTABLE WITH U.S. CUSTOMS’ Y2K PREPARATION

  The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America testified
before the U.S. House Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade Tuesday that
it believes the U.S. Customs’ system is ready to operate past 2000.
   The biggest worry, however, is that other government agencies which
interact with Customs’ system may not be ready for Y2K.
   "Customs alone cannot prevent Y2K disruptions," said Harold G.
Brauner,
senior counsel for the NCBFAA and president of Brauner International Corp., based in
Jersey City, N.J. "We are concerned about reports that other
nations, our trading partners, have been slow in moving forward with Y2K
programs of their own."
   Customs finished converting 6 million lines of code in its Automated
Commercial System earlier this year. The agency also has a "emergency
response" team on hand at its Office of Information and Technology on New
Year’s weekend.
   Brauner told the House subcommittee that his industry is more concerned
about ACS shutting down because of data overload. "We brokers and
forwarders are far more concerned that Customs modernization is vulnerable
to an aging Customs computer system than it is to Y2K," he said.

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