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Reminder: U.S. FDA Facilities Biennial Registration Renewal (December 2016)

Reminder from FDA: October 1, 2016 12:01AM through December 31, 2016 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

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Ocean Importers: Importer Security Filing (ISF) Update

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released CSMS#16-000499 informing the trade community that: For shipments that are on the water on or after June 30, 2016, CBP ports will no longer be required to send requests for liquidated damages (LD)

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Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) under Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

On June 15, 2016, Flegenheimer International sent out information about the final rule on FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). CBP also sent a CSMS#16-000691 informing the import community  such as importers, consignees, manufacturers, shippers, foreign suppliers, and other stakeholders

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Pier Pass Fees Increase Announcement by Marine Terminal Operators at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (Effective August 8, 2016)

The announcement was posted on the Pier Pass Website on July 8, 2016. To all our ocean importers, please be aware of the following: Beginning August 8th, the TMF will be increased to $70.49 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) or

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Are you Subject to Produce Safety Rule Under FSMA?

The following are the basic criteria that will determine whether an operation that meets the definition “farm” is subject to the produce rule: First, Does your farm grow, harvest, pack or hold produce? If your answer is yes, you are

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Final Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and Its Compliance Dates

According to FDA, they will inspect FSVP importers to ensure they are  in compliance. The compliance dates must be noted below: May 30, 2017 For the importation of food from a supplier that is subject to the preventive controls or

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Mandatory Transition in ACE: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and APHIS CORE (USDA) Requirements

Last week, we sent a newsletter regarding National Marine Fisheries Services new requirements for processing customs clearance electronically. Since Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will be transitioning in ACE on June 15, 2016 and USDA (APHIS CORE) will be transitioning

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Mandatory Transition in ACE: National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) Requirements

Back  in February 28,2016, we sent a newsletter about CBP currently working to transition cargo processing to the Automated Commercial Envrionment (ACE). ACE is being developed as the primary, modernized system through which the U.S. government will track, control and

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Update: Siluriforme Fish and Fish Product Notification from Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS)

Back in January 2016, we sent a newsletter regarding Food & Safety Inspection Services annoucing the final rule on mandatory inspection of fish of the order Siluforme and products derived from such fish. Here is an updated list of FSIS

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Releases Proposed Rule for Electronic Reporting of Trade Data and The New Single Permit Requirements

National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) proposes to integrate the collection of trade documentation within the government-wide International Trade Data System (ITDS) and require electronic information collection through the automated portal maintained by the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border

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