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NMFS SIMP Audits Webinars

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will host a series of four public webinar presentations on the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) to review the traceability data elements required for reporting, as well as recordkeeping requirements to support the

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Seafood Import Monitoring Program for Shrimp and Abalone

Background: SIMP established reporting and recordkeeping requirements for imports of certain seafood products to prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated and/or misrepresented seafood from entering U.S. **On January 1st, 2018, SIMP declaration has been mandated for the following priority species: Atlantic

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Updated: Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) : Informed Compliance

Effective Date : January 1st, 2018 The requirements and regulations under Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) must now be electronically submitted in ACE via Automated Broker Interface (ABI). National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) will initially adopt an “Informed Compliance” approach.

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Permit Renewal Reminder // Flower Inspections // USDA and FWL Inspections

Permit Renewal Reminder With the end of the year speedily approaching, it is very important to monitor and to make sure all import permits and licenses are renewed and up to date. This will help to avoid unnecessary delays in

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CBP and Partner Government Agency Reminders

To our valued clients: Thank you for your trust and loyalty to us! Never before, in the history of the US Importing & Exporting Industry, has there been such an excessive amount of new rules, mandatory requirements and regulations; Under

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HOT TOPIC! Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act (TFTEA)

  All importers should be aware that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is embracing a renewed approach to trade facilitation and enforcement, focusing on the following areas: Trade Enforcement Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) Centers

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Important Reminder: GSP Expiration December 31, 2017

Background: The GSP (Generalized System of Preference) provides duty-free treatment for over 3,500 products from a wide range of BCD’s (Beneficiary Developing Country’s) and an additional 1,500 products from LDBDC’s (Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country’s).  The GSP program promotes economic

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Update: Violations on Wood Packaging Material (WPM) Requirements

Background: Non-Exempt Wood Packaging Material imported into  the United States must be fumigated/heat treated at the approved facilities at the place of origin to prevent harmful timber pests from entering into the United States. Lack of appropriate IPPC (International Plant

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CBP Initiatives to Increase Collection Efforts

CBP issued CSMS# 17-000489- CBP Bills for Supplemental Duties, Taxes and Fees, or Vessel Repair Duties as a reminder to the importers to pay their bills no later than 30 days from the date of the bill. CSMS #17-000489 Title:

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Important FSIS Notification: August 2, 2017, Implementation of Siluriformes Reinspection by the USDA: Food Safety Inspection Service

Effective Date: August 2, 2017 On July 5, 2017, We received a notification from U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regarding the publication of Federal Register Notice 82 FR30721, stating that: All shipments of imported Siluriformes

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