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Update: U.S. China Trade War 90-Day Truce

U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jin Ping agreed not to boost tariffs on the third list of duties from 10% to 25% on January 1st. Instead, both parties have agreed to immediately negotiate on structural changes with

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CBP Review: Continuous Bond Sufficiency

U.S. CBP Revenue Division is conducting sufficiency review for all active continuous bond on a monthly basis. Due to the newly imposed tariffs, it is very critical to review and forecast your import activities to avoid bond insufficiency and bond

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Reminder: FDA Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal 2018

2018 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal October 1, 2018 12:01AM through December 31, 2018 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

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FDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Compliance Date Update

Background: The Final Rule on Foreign Importer Verification Program was published on Novermber 17, 2015. It requires that an importer establishes an FSVP program for each food that they import from each supplier and that they must develop, maintain, and

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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.

Posted in ACE, ACE Cargo Release, NMFS, NOAA, seafood, Seafood Import Monitoring Program, SIMP, tuna Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in ACE, fda, Fish & Wildlife, NMFS, NOAA, PGA, seafood, Seafood Import Monitoring Program, usda Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in ACE, ADD, anti-dumping/countervailing, C-TPAT, CBP, gsp, mpf, NMFS, NOAA, Seafood Import Monitoring Program, SIMP Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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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Reminders: American Airlines Storage Fees

**If you are not importing via air freight, you may disregard this notice** Update: Published Accessorial Fees Effective October 1, 2017 Important Reminders: All Shipments: Terminating in LAX will accrue storage fees at 5:00pm on the 1st day after notification

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FDA Compliance Monitor

May 30, 2017 marked the first compliance date for the FDA FSMA rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). One part of program is that FSVP importers must monitor and document the compliance of each of their suppliers; verify that

Posted in ACE, ACE Cargo Release, customs, customs food, dairy, fda, Food & Drug, FSVP, HACCP, importer responsibility, LACF, low acid canned food, PGA, port of long beach, port of los angeles, port of oakland, ports, prior notice, produce, rice, seafood Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

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