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NEW Fish & Wildlife Electronic Licensing

Anyone who imports Wildlife must obtain a US Fish & Wildlife Service import/export license. In the past importers could apply for an import license from the service by completing a paper form and presenting it to a Service wildlife inspection

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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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FDA Compliance Monitor

May 30, 2017 marked the first compliance date for the FDA FSMA rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). One part of program is that FSVP importers must monitor and document the compliance of each of their suppliers; verify that

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West Coast Longshore Union Extension

For over a year a potential West Coast long shore union extension has been talked about since the subject was brought up at the maritime conference at Long Beach on March of 2016. A contract extension agreement has finally been

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PierPass TMF Increase Effective Today August 1, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 27, 2017 – The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today announced that on August 1, 2017, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 2.3 percent. The

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The Incoterms® 2010: What You Should Know

Overview Incoterms are a fundamental element of international trade. They are incorporated in contracts for the sale of goods worldwide and provide rules and guidance to importers, exporters, suppliers, lawyers and transporters to name a few. INternational COmmercial Terms (INCOTERMS)

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Revocation of the Antidumping Order on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil

The Department of Commerce has revoked the anti-dumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 4/29/2016. Any entries made on 4/29/2016 or after this date will

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Upcoming Seafood Import Monitoring Program Webinars: May and June 2017

  National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published its Final Rule on implementing Seafood Monitoring Program on December 9, 2016 for imports of certain seafood products. This risk-based traceability program will require the importer of record to provide and report key

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US Goods Returned – Claiming Duty Free Products Under HTS # 9801.00.10

On April 25, 2016 the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Chapter 98 – U.S- goods returned – was amended with the intention to provide regulations for merchandise being entered into the U.S. under HTSUS 9801. Customs may be requesting proof of U.S.

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Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC) August 7-8, 2017

If you want to be updated on the latest trade issues affecting your business, there is an opportunity to learn and voice your questions to federal, state and industry experts. The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)

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