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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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Instructions on How to Apply an International Fisheries Trade Permit For Certain Seafood Products

On August 15, 2016, we sent a newsletter about the final rule of consolidating the seafood permit under National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS). These three programs (TTVR, HMS and AMR) will now operate under a  single International Fisheries Trade Permit

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Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) under Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

On June 15, 2016, Flegenheimer International sent out information about the final rule on FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). CBP also sent a CSMS#16-000691 informing the import community  such as importers, consignees, manufacturers, shippers, foreign suppliers, and other stakeholders

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Final Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and Its Compliance Dates

According to FDA, they will inspect FSVP importers to ensure they are  in compliance. The compliance dates must be noted below: May 30, 2017 For the importation of food from a supplier that is subject to the preventive controls or

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Mandatory Transition in ACE: National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) Requirements

Back  in February 28,2016, we sent a newsletter about CBP currently working to transition cargo processing to the Automated Commercial Envrionment (ACE). ACE is being developed as the primary, modernized system through which the U.S. government will track, control and

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Releases Proposed Rule for Electronic Reporting of Trade Data and The New Single Permit Requirements

National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) proposes to integrate the collection of trade documentation within the government-wide International Trade Data System (ITDS) and require electronic information collection through the automated portal maintained by the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border

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FDA Releases Final Rule on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for Produce Farms and Imported Food to Strengthen Food Safety System

Last November 13,2015 FDA finalized the rules of implementing the bipartisan Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that, for the first time, establish enforceable safety standards for produce farms and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety

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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

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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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