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Import Alert on Shrimps and Prawns From Malaysia has been issued by FDA

FDA announced an import alert for shrimp and prawns from peninsular Malaysia, which allows FDA to detain such imports without physical examination. This alert covers all forms of shrimp and prawns: raw frozen, cooked, breaded, cakes, balls, etc. Malaysia’s states

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Mandatory Transition To ACE: What Importers Need To Know

On February 28, 2016, it will be mandatory for Customs Brokers and Self-Filers to file entries tthrough ACE instead of ACS. As an overview, The Automated Commercial System (ACS) is used by CBP to track, control, and process all goods

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CBP and FDA Outage Today Septermber 22,2015

Please be advised that the link between CBP and FDA has been down nationwide since last night. This was preventing us from receiving ABI (Electronic) releases from FDA and CBP. As of right now, it looks like CBP has resolved

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ISF/10+2 Full ISF Enforcement

May 14,2015 will be the final phase of ISF Full Enforcement by CBP. There are several issues that are very critical for importers to note as enforcement comes into full effect. Recent protocol includes 3 warnings being sent before a

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Latest Update: Port Congestion and Driver Shortage at Port of Long Beach

October 6, 2014. San Diego – American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told the annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition that freight volumes in the trucking industry continue to grow, but the looming driver shortage could hold back industry

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Importer Security Filing (ISF): CBP’s Latest Update on Enforcement Policy

On May 13,2014, CBP has provided an updated guidance to different ports regarding the enforcement of ISF.  In a CSMS message released by CBP, the purpose of the guidance is to enhance current enforcement activity. The new revised strategy involves

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ISF Update

We have been experiencing some ISF holds caused by incorrect or incomplete bill of lading information provided to us on the 10+2 form. It is crucial that your shipper provide the correct and complete Bill of Lading number for each

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How do Air and Ocean Freight Differ?

Here is the second video in a series that answers the most common questions we are asked about customs. Please let us know if you have any questions you would like us to answer in future videos.

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ISF, 10+2 News

Just a reminder, 10+2 is in its penalty phase and Importers are required to comply. CBP is moving to the liquidated damages phase and if compliance is not met, Importers can face fines up to $5,000 for each violation. Claims

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Bond Coverage, Required Forms

BOND COVERAGE REQUIERED FOR ISF 10+2 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 26, 2010 If you currently have a Customs Continuous Bond on file, that is great! You have no further worries. If you do not, it is in your best interest to apply

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