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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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Meet Us in Boston

Rod Flegenheimer will be attending the International Boston Seafood Show on March 11 – March 13. If your company will be at the Boston Seafood Show and you have any questions that need answers, you want to voice any concerns

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Seafood Changes

As of February 3, 2012, many of the Harmonized Tariff Classifications covering seafood have changed. In order to properly classify shipments of fish and other seafood, we now have to know the scientific name of the commodity being imported. Also,

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Revocation of Anti-dumping & Countervailing Duty on Norwegian Salmon

On January 26, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that revoking the existing anti-dumping and countervailing duties on fresh and chilled Atlantic salmon from Norway would not be likely to harm the U.S. salmon-farming industry. This finding comes after

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US Customs News, Seafood News

Customs, Seafood, and International News07/22/08 U.S Customs News CBP has developed a new online trade violation reporting system called e-Allegations to provide concerned members of the public a means to confidentially report suspected trade violations to CBP. Beginning June 17,

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