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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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FDA Releases Final Rule on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for Produce Farms and Imported Food to Strengthen Food Safety System

Last November 13,2015 FDA finalized the rules of implementing the bipartisan Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that, for the first time, establish enforceable safety standards for produce farms and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety

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Mandatory Transition To ACE: What Importers Need To Know

On February 28, 2016, it will be mandatory for Customs Brokers and Self-Filers to file entries tthrough ACE instead of ACS. As an overview, The Automated Commercial System (ACS) is used by CBP to track, control, and process all goods

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Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived from Such Fish as FSIS takes over from FDA.

FSIS has now issued their final rule on the inspection of fish from the order Siluriformes and products derived from such fish. Starting March 1, 2016, these fish and fish products will now be under the regulatory jurisdiction of FSIS

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Newsflash: African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) Suspension of Duty Free Treatment and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) Update

In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest news regarding Trade Agreements that affect the importation of your product, here are a few articles we thought you might be interested in: African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA)

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What is Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement? Why do you need to know about it?

Some of you might have heard about Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),  the TPP is a trade agreement between several Pacific Rim countries concerning a variety of matters of economic policy. Among other things, the TPP will seek to lower trade barriers

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CBP and FDA Outage Today Septermber 22,2015

Please be advised that the link between CBP and FDA has been down nationwide since last night. This was preventing us from receiving ABI (Electronic) releases from FDA and CBP. As of right now, it looks like CBP has resolved

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Draft Guidance for Industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program for Food Importers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for importers of human or animal food. What do Importers need  to know about the Voluntary Qualified

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ISF/10+2 Full ISF Enforcement

May 14,2015 will be the final phase of ISF Full Enforcement by CBP. There are several issues that are very critical for importers to note as enforcement comes into full effect. Recent protocol includes 3 warnings being sent before a

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Update on Port Labor Shortages

On November 3, 2014, ILWU and PMA sent their immediate release regarding current issues at the port. First actions on th part of ILWU was brought over the weekend causing Port of Tacoma and Seattle to shut down after 1/2

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