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Draft Guidance for Industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program for Food Importers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for importers of human or animal food.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

On November 3, 2014, ILWU and PMA sent their immediate release regarding current issues at the port. First actions on th part of ILWU was brought over the weekend causing Port of Tacoma and Seattle to shut down after 1/2

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Latest Update: Port Congestion and Driver Shortage at Port of Long Beach

October 6, 2014. San Diego – American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told the annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition that freight volumes in the trucking industry continue to grow, but the looming driver shortage could hold back industry

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Update on Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport ISF Enforcement

On July 9, 2013, nearly 15 months ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented an Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement Strategy to improve ISF compliance.  The ISF policy requires that all ISF information on the shipment bound for the

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IMPORTANT: 2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

October 1, 2014 12:01am through December 31, 2014 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 such registrations during

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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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Countervailing Duty on Shrimp

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing duty (CVD) rates on frozen warm water shrimp from 7 countries – China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Ecuador and Indonesia have escaped without any collectable duties while CVD rates

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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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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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