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Update: Violations on Wood Packaging Material (WPM) Requirements

Background: Non-Exempt Wood Packaging Material imported into  the United States must be fumigated/heat treated at the approved facilities at the place of origin to prevent harmful timber pests from entering into the United States. Lack of appropriate IPPC (International Plant

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CBP Initiatives to Increase Collection Efforts

CBP issued CSMS# 17-000489- CBP Bills for Supplemental Duties, Taxes and Fees, or Vessel Repair Duties as a reminder to the importers to pay their bills no later than 30 days from the date of the bill. CSMS #17-000489 Title:

Posted in duties, Free Trade Agreements, international import export, port of long beach, port of los angeles, seafood, trade Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

FDA Compliance Monitor

May 30, 2017 marked the first compliance date for the FDA FSMA rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). One part of program is that FSVP importers must monitor and document the compliance of each of their suppliers; verify that

Posted in ACE, ACE Cargo Release, customs, customs food, dairy, fda, Food & Drug, FSVP, HACCP, importer responsibility, LACF, low acid canned food, PGA, port of long beach, port of los angeles, port of oakland, ports, prior notice, produce, rice, seafood Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

FDA Update

Low Acid Canned Food (LACF), Juice HACCP, Seafood HACCP under FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)   The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sent a constituent update regarding on how rules that implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

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West Coast Longshore Union Extension

For over a year a potential West Coast long shore union extension has been talked about since the subject was brought up at the maritime conference at Long Beach on March of 2016. A contract extension agreement has finally been

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PierPass TMF Increase Effective Today August 1, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 27, 2017 – The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today announced that on August 1, 2017, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 2.3 percent. The

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Important FSIS Notification: August 2, 2017, Implementation of Siluriformes Reinspection by the USDA: Food Safety Inspection Service

Effective Date: August 2, 2017 On July 5, 2017, We received a notification from U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regarding the publication of Federal Register Notice 82 FR30721, stating that: All shipments of imported Siluriformes

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U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) Implementation Roundtable in Long Beach, Seattle, Newark or Miami – July 2017

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries is hosting roundtables across the U.S. this July to provide awareness and support for compliance with the traceability data reporting and record keeping requirements in advance of the January 1, 2018 mandatory compliance

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The Incoterms® 2010: What You Should Know

Overview Incoterms are a fundamental element of international trade. They are incorporated in contracts for the sale of goods worldwide and provide rules and guidance to importers, exporters, suppliers, lawyers and transporters to name a few. INternational COmmercial Terms (INCOTERMS)

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Revocation of the Antidumping Order on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil

The Department of Commerce has revoked the anti-dumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 4/29/2016. Any entries made on 4/29/2016 or after this date will

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