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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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Blueberries from Chile – New APHIS Regulations

Flegenheimer International has just been notified by USDA that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is requiring blueberry shipments from regions VI, VII and VIII in Chile destined for the United States to be fumigated at the point of origin. 

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Government Shutdown

As you are all aware by now there has been a lapse in appropriations requiring the federal government to shutdown as of midnight on Monday, 9/30.  After our first full day in this environment, we can report the following: Customs

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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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Importing Meat, Poultry, or Processed Egg Products, and a note for Tuna Importers

Are you thinking of importing Meat, Poultry or Processed Egg Products? The importation of meat, poultry and processed egg products are regulated by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. These products must originate from certified countries and establishments to

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News from Fish & Wildlife, Customs, and the USDA

Fish & Wildlife News New Fees On January 1st, 2011 the Department of The Interior Fish & Wildlife Services will be implementing new inspection fees. These changes can be viewed at this link. http://www.fws.gov/le/AboutLE/2011InspectionFees.htm Customs News Permissible Sharing of Client

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FDA and USDA News Releases

FDA NEWS RELEASE From FDA News www.fda.gov FDA, U. of Md. train Bangladeshis on aquaculture safety Seafood safety experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the University of Maryland Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)

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USDA NEWS, Fumigation and Packaging

USDA has been experiencing some problems with fumigation lately and has asked that we inform our Importers of these problems.  If you are currently importing any herb, fruit or vegetable shipments this very important information should be reviewed. The following

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