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Important Information for All Importers

Ocean Importers – Please Read The International Longshoremen’s Association’s labor contract covering labor on the East and Gulf coasts is due to expire at midnight on February 6, 2013. Negotiations continue between the ILA and the U.S. Maritime Alliance but

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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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Time Saving Strategies

To help Flegenheimer International obtain all necessary releases and get your shipment to you in the shortest possible time, we have a couple of suggestions: 1) Provide your commercial documents (commercial invoice, packing list, additional required documents, shipment info) as

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Argentina Loses GSP Privileges, Korean Shippers

Argentina Loses GSP Privileges On March 26, 2012, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation suspending Argentina’s eligibility for GSP privileges because Argentina has not acted in good faith in enforcing two longstanding arbitration awards. As of May 28, 2012, goods

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Revocation of Anti-dumping & Countervailing Duty on Norwegian Salmon

On January 26, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that revoking the existing anti-dumping and countervailing duties on fresh and chilled Atlantic salmon from Norway would not be likely to harm the U.S. salmon-farming industry. This finding comes after

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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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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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