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Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived from Such Fish as FSIS takes over from FDA.

FSIS has now issued their final rule on the inspection of fish from the order Siluriformes and products derived from such fish. Starting March 1, 2016, these fish and fish products will now be under the regulatory jurisdiction of FSIS

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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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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

Posted in 10+2, cargo fees, China, clean trucks, containers, customs, customs food, dairy, duties, faq, fda, fees, Food & Drug, free trade, freight, importer responsibility, international import export, isf, port of long beach, port of los angeles, port of oakland, ports, prior notice, produce, rice, seafood, shrimp, terminals, trade Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Have You Signed Up For G-Trac Yet?

What is G-Trac? G-Trac is live, up to the minute, real time status of your shipment. You will automatically receive current status of your shipment such as: o Food and Drug Status FDA May Proceed FDA Documents Review FDA HOLD/Detained

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An Update on the Renewal of the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) and The Refund Process

On June 29, 2015, the President signed the bill that reauthorizes GSP through December 31, 2017 and makes GSP retroactive to July 31, 2013.  As provided in the Act, duty-free treatment of GSP-eligible imports will become effective 30 days after

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Draft Guidance for Industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program for Food Importers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for importers of human or animal food. What do Importers need  to know about the Voluntary Qualified

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Air Manifest Outage on June 6-7,2015 (Saturday-Sunday)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection sent a Public Bulletin notifying the trade community that on June 6,2015, the Air Automated Manifest System (AMS) will be brought offline. ACE will become the new system of record for Air Manifests. What will

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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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Notification of Expiration of Wildlife Import/Export Licenses and Designated Port Exception Permits

On July 11, 2014 U.S. Fish & Wildlife has released the latest information regarding individual and business license expiration. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Import and Export Licenses are valid for one year from the date of issuance. For previous years,

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FDA Biennial Registration Renewal

The FDA biennial registration renewal system will be available starting at 12:01 am on Monday, October 22, 2012.  All food producers and manufacturers, both foreign and domestic, are required to complete the biennial registration renewal prior to December 31, 2012.

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