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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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Have No Fear, FSVP Courses are Here!

With the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) deadline of May 30, 2017 approaching closer, you may be thinking, “Where do I start?” If you have not heard already, the FSVP program is a fundamental feature of the Food Safety Moderation

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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 Program Starting May 27, 2017

The Final Rule on Foreign Importer Verification Program was published on Novermber 17, 2015 to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as that

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Fish & Wildlife: Important Reminders to Importers

Flegenheimer International would like to send a reminder to our importers to closely monitor the expiration date on their U.S. Fish & Wildlife Import/Export License.  Fish & Wildlife has stopped issuing reminder notices to importers about the expiration date of

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What is C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)?

  C-TPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed

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FSMA UPDATE (Small Business Compliance Guide): Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued small entity compliance guidances under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to assist small and very small businesses with the implementation of the Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive

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‘Tis The Season… Reminder on Sending Store-bought Foods(i.e. chocolates, candies, canned goods, wines, etc.) as Gifts to the U.S.

Clients are an integral part of our business and we value all of our customers. In the United States, holiday season may be considered as a gifting season. We, at Flegenheimer International would like our importers to be aware that

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Reminder: U.S. FDA Facilities Biennial Registration Renewal (December 2016)

Reminder from FDA: October 1, 2016 12:01AM through December 31, 2016 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

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Ocean Importers: Importer Security Filing (ISF) Update

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released CSMS#16-000499 informing the trade community that: For shipments that are on the water on or after June 30, 2016, CBP ports will no longer be required to send requests for liquidated damages (LD)

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