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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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Update on Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport ISF Enforcement

On July 9, 2013, nearly 15 months ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented an Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement Strategy to improve ISF compliance.  The ISF policy requires that all ISF information on the shipment bound for the

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IMPORTANT: 2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

October 1, 2014 12:01am through December 31, 2014 12:59pm Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities that are required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during

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A Message from Rod Flegenheimer

At Flegenheimer International, we like to make it a point to get out of the office and do things that help us better our knowledge so we can provide the best service possible to our clients. We are involved with

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Delays Due to Congestion at West Coast Ports

Congestion is being experienced at Los Angeles/ Long Beach Ports that causes delay for containers being picked up and going on rail for inland move. There are multiple factors that attributes to the congestion: Import surge explains terminal congestion, capacity

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Update to PMA and ILWU as the Existing Contract Expires

  A joint press release was issued by PMA and ILWU on July 1,2014 regarding their talks on a New Labor Agreement as the existing contract has expired on June 30,2014. Negotiations will continue to move forward. Although no extension

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Updates on Possible West Coast Trade Disruption

On June 25,2014, CBP has released an interim procedures for possible west coast trade disrruption that could cause major delays and cargo vessel arriving at west coast ports. Stated in the CSMS (Cargo Systems Message Service) 14-000370: “CBP will continue

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Commercial Invoice Requirement

ALL IMPORTERS – We have recently been experiencing some issues with entries where the manufacturer of the product is different than the seller of the product. The manufacturer was not stated on the commercial invoice and therefore not transmitted to

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GSP Expires 7/31/2013

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is set to expire on July 31, 2013.  The GSP provides duty free treatment to certain commodities from many countries – the Philippines, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, India, and many others. At this time, there

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Penalties for ISF Non-compliance

We have been notified that Customs and Border Protection will begin full enforcement of ISF on July 9, 2013. As of that date, CBP will start issuing liquidated damages against ISF importers for ISF non-compliance. Please advise your shippers that the

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