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Important Reminder: GSP Expiration December 31, 2017

Background: The GSP (Generalized System of Preference) provides duty-free treatment for over 3,500 products from a wide range of BCD’s (Beneficiary Developing Country’s) and an additional 1,500 products from LDBDC’s (Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country’s).  The GSP program promotes economic

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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:

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Generalized System of Preference (GSP) Free Trade Program Expires December 31,2017

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a renewable preferential trade program that allows the eligible products of designated beneficiary developing countries to enter the United States free of duty. The GSP program was expired on July 31, 2013 but

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Seafood: COOL! (Country of Origin Labeling)

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is a labeling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets and club warehouse stores, to notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods. Food products covered by the law

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Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) under Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

On June 15, 2016, Flegenheimer International sent out information about the final rule on FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). CBP also sent a CSMS#16-000691 informing the import community  such as importers, consignees, manufacturers, shippers, foreign suppliers, and other stakeholders

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Final Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and Its Compliance Dates

According to FDA, they will inspect FSVP importers to ensure they are  in compliance. The compliance dates must be noted below: May 30, 2017 For the importation of food from a supplier that is subject to the preventive controls or

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Mandatory Transition in ACE: National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) Requirements

Back  in February 28,2016, we sent a newsletter about CBP currently working to transition cargo processing to the Automated Commercial Envrionment (ACE). ACE is being developed as the primary, modernized system through which the U.S. government will track, control and

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Update: Siluriforme Fish and Fish Product Notification from Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS)

Back in January 2016, we sent a newsletter regarding Food & Safety Inspection Services annoucing the final rule on mandatory inspection of fish of the order Siluforme and products derived from such fish. Here is an updated list of FSIS

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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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What is Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement? Why do you need to know about it?

Some of you might have heard about Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),  the TPP is a trade agreement between several Pacific Rim countries concerning a variety of matters of economic policy. Among other things, the TPP will seek to lower trade barriers

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