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Draft Guidance for Industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program for Food Importers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for importers of human or animal food.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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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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Container Weight Limitations

United States has a regulatory requirements on all cargo overland movement within North America. It is governed by weight restriction laws by both federal and local government agencies. There are serious consequences should you exceed the legal limits, such as

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A Message from Rod Flegenheimer

At Flegenheimer International, we like to make it a point to get out of the office and do things that help us better our knowledge so we can provide the best service possible to our clients. We are involved with

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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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4th of July Holiday and Work Stoppage

To all our ocean freight importers:  Please note that the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, along with other ports around the country, will be closed on Wednesday  July 4, in observance of Independence Day. In addition, all West Coast ports

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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 newsletterf@flegenheimer.com or give us a call at: (310) 322-4366. Mandated seals on all containers in transit

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