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Reminder to Ocean Importers

Effective August 1, 2012, the Pier Pass (or Traffic Mitigation Fee) at Los Angeles/Long Beach terminals will increase from $60.00 to $61.50 per 20’ container and from $120.00 to $123.00 per 40’ container. These higher rates will apply to any

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New Pier Pass Rates

Flegenheimer International Inc. has been notified by Pier Pass, Inc. to expect a press release to be issued shortly announcing an increase in Traffic Mitigation Fees (Pier Pass fees) to $61.50/20′ container (increase of $1.50) and $123.00/40′ container (increase of

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Merchandise Processing Fee Increased to 0.3464%

Congress has voted to increase the Merchandise Processing Fee collected by U.S. Customs on every formal entry to 0.3464% of the FOB value from the current 0.21% of FOB value.  This increase has not affected the minimum MPF charged of

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Merchandise Processing Fees / Generalized System of Preferences

Increase in Merchandise Processing FeesA bill is expected to be signed by the President on Friday, 10/21, which will increase the Merchandise Processing Fee paid on Formal Entries from the current 0.21% to 0.3464% of the Entered Value. Although the

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FDA Begins to Implement New Re-inspection Fees

As of October 1, 2011, the USFDA began implementation of collecting fees for re-inspection and for non-compliance with recall orders.  USFDA recognizes the particular complexities involved in the re-inspection of imported products.  They are evaluating comments received in response to

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Important Port Fees Update

Port Fees at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port will go in effect October 1, 2008 Beginning 10/01/08 all containers going in and out of the ports, including intermodal cargo trucked to or from off-dock to rail yards, cargo to or

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Seals, fees, labeling, and other issues

We’ve assembled some items that are of interest to importers/exporters. If you have any feedback on these items, please send us an e-mail at or give us a call at: (310) 322-4366. Mandated seals on all containers in transit

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Seals, Fees, Country of Origin, Indian Shrimp, GSP

August/September 2008 We’ve assembled some items that are of interest to importers/exporters. Mandated seals on all containers in transit to U.SContainers arriving into any U.S port will be required to be sealed with a seal meeting the ISO/PAS 17712 standard.

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