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Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF) and Other User Fees Adjusted under COBRA

CSMS#18-000465 announced pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018.   The Federal Register

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News Alert: Immediate Import Restrictions on Certain Mexican Fish and Fish Products

In the latest CBP’s Cargo Systems Messaging Service notice (CSMS #18-000484),  immediate import restrictions on shrimp, curvina, sierra and chano fish and fish products harvested by gillnets in the upper Gulf of California within the vaquita’s geographic range have been

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Generalized System of Preferences 2018 As of April 22, 2018, customs brokers and filers were able to start filing GSP-eligible entry summaries without the payment of duties. GSP Retroactive refund: GSP-eligible formal and informal entries filed electronically via ABI indicating

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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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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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Correction to FDA IMPORT ALERT: Foreign Supplier Verification Program Starting on May 27, 2017

Correction As a Customs Broker, what do we need from each of our client? – The Name, Contact info, and DUNS # of the FSVP Importer must be provided in ACE at the time of entry. ( You DO NOT

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RESOLVED: Some FDA food facility registrations improperly rejecting for invalid or cancelled registration / Important Reminder

CSMS #17-000108 The issue causing improper rejects for some food facility registrations reported in CSMS # 17-000107 is now resolved. FDA is reprocessing all entries that have been rejected for invalid or cancelled registrations since Saturday, 2/25/17. *Filers will NOT

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Some FDA Food Facility Registrations Receiving Incorrect Invalid or Cancelled Registrations

CSMS #17-000107 was sent today regarding rejections for some food facility registrations. Please read below: Some food facility registrations are improperly rejecting for invalid or cancelled registrations.  A resolution to the issue is expected to be implemented this afternoon.  FDA

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Import Alert on Shrimps and Prawns From Malaysia has been issued by FDA

FDA announced an import alert for shrimp and prawns from peninsular Malaysia, which allows FDA to detain such imports without physical examination. This alert covers all forms of shrimp and prawns: raw frozen, cooked, breaded, cakes, balls, etc. Malaysia’s states

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New SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea Convention) Requirements Effective July 1, 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that it has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements of container weighing rules.  Effective July 1, 2016, it would be violation of SOLAS to load a packed container onto

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