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News Alert: Iran Sanctions

On May 8, 2018, re-imposition of sanctions pursuant to the National Security Presidential Memorandum relating to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been announced by President Donald Trump.The directive has been posted on the Department of the Treasury

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Generalized System of Preferences 2018 As of April 22, 2018, customs brokers and filers were able to start filing GSP-eligible entry summaries without the payment of duties. GSP Retroactive refund: GSP-eligible formal and informal entries filed electronically via ABI indicating

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GSP Renewal and Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) included in Omnibus Spending Bill

  GSP Renewal Update   President Trump signed the Omnibus Appropriations bill which passed through the House and Senate on March 23, 2018. Because of this, GSP will be back in effect by April 23rd  (30 days after enactment).  Importers

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FDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Compliance Date Update

Background: The Final Rule on Foreign Importer Verification Program was published on Novermber 17, 2015. It requires that an importer establishes an FSVP program for each food that they import from each supplier and that they must develop, maintain, and

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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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