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FDA Affirmation for Prior Notice

If your imported products require Prior Notice to be filed with the FDA (this includes all food/drink for human consumption and food for animals), please instruct your supplier to add a certification statement to each commercial invoice as follows: “I

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Importing an FDA regulated food product that was previously refused by another country?

In accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will require all importers of products which require Prior Notice, including food and food for animals, to submit information reporting the name of any country to

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It’s Your Duty!

We are encouraging our customers to apply for an ACH number. This allows us to pay duties and user fees on your behalf electronically. It’s a very simple process and we will be happy to walk you through it. Never

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Important updates for dairy and rice importers

GOT MILK? Effective August 1, 2011, an assessment (tax) on imported dairy products goes into effect.  Each importer of dairy products will be required to pay an assessment rate of $00.01327/kilogram (kg) on milk solids for dairy products.  The products

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Importing Meat, Poultry, or Processed Egg Products, and a note for Tuna Importers

Are you thinking of importing Meat, Poultry or Processed Egg Products? The importation of meat, poultry and processed egg products are regulated by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. These products must originate from certified countries and establishments to

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Food Safety, GSP, and Marine Insurance

FDA Issues First new Rules under Food Safety Modernization Act When? Both will go into effect on July 3, 2011 The first rule will enable FDA to detain food products that it has reason to believe are adulterated or misbranded

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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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FSIS Exempted Food Changes

Beginning June 22, 2009, changes were made to the USDA Permitting Process for FSIS-Exempted Food Products Containing Meat and Poultry Ingredients. Food products which were generally exempted from needing an Import Permit due to the fact that small amounts of

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Notes for food importers through customs

Some packers/manufacturers are FDA approved or are in an automatic detention status. We recommend that you check the Food and Drug Administration website at: http://www.fda.gov/ora/fiars/ora_import_alerts.html Some countries allow a pre-examination of fruits, vegetables, and other specific plant products. To see

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Food Regulations

Food imports are regulated by various government agencies. All products must pass through US Customs, and depending on your specific product, it could be regulated by one or more of the following: US Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration,

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