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Update: Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) Informed Compliance Ending on April 7, 2018

U.S.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that all filings covered by the Seafood Import Monitoring must fully comply with the elecronic filing requirements beginning April 7, 2018. NMFS initially adopted an “informed compliance”

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Update: GSP Renewal 2018

On February 8, 2018, Legislation H.R.4979 was introduced by Rep. David Reichart (R-WA-8) and 8 other congressmen to renew GSP which has expired on December 31, 2017.  The House passed the legislation by 400-2 vote. The GSP legislation renewal must

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Government Shutdown Update

The Senate voted today to re-open the government, 81-18. The final vote will extend funding for the government for 3 weeks (February 8, 2018). CBP released their shutdown policies and procedures in the event of a lapse in appropriations. Field

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Government Shutdown 2018

Due to the government shutdown, some government agencies are not working this weekend. There might be delays on getting your shipments cleared. We will keep monitoring the situation and provide updates when available.   Thank you!   Sincerely yours, Flegenheimer

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Updated: Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) : Informed Compliance

Effective Date : January 1st, 2018 The requirements and regulations under Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) must now be electronically submitted in ACE via Automated Broker Interface (ABI). National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) will initially adopt an “Informed Compliance” approach.

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Permit Renewal Reminder // Flower Inspections // USDA and FWL Inspections

Permit Renewal Reminder With the end of the year speedily approaching, it is very important to monitor and to make sure all import permits and licenses are renewed and up to date. This will help to avoid unnecessary delays in

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CBP and Partner Government Agency Reminders

To our valued clients: Thank you for your trust and loyalty to us! Never before, in the history of the US Importing & Exporting Industry, has there been such an excessive amount of new rules, mandatory requirements and regulations; Under

Posted in ACE, ADD, anti-dumping/countervailing, C-TPAT, CBP, gsp, mpf, NMFS, NOAA, Seafood Import Monitoring Program, SIMP Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HOT TOPIC! Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act (TFTEA)

  All importers should be aware that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is embracing a renewed approach to trade facilitation and enforcement, focusing on the following areas: Trade Enforcement Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) Centers

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Important Reminder: GSP Expiration December 31, 2017

Background: The GSP (Generalized System of Preference) provides duty-free treatment for over 3,500 products from a wide range of BCD’s (Beneficiary Developing Country’s) and an additional 1,500 products from LDBDC’s (Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country’s).  The GSP program promotes economic

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Reminders: American Airlines Storage Fees

**If you are not importing via air freight, you may disregard this notice** Update: Published Accessorial Fees Effective October 1, 2017 Important Reminders: All Shipments: Terminating in LAX will accrue storage fees at 5:00pm on the 1st day after notification

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