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‘Tis The Season… Reminder on Sending Store-bought Foods(i.e. chocolates, candies, canned goods, wines, etc.) as Gifts to the U.S.

Clients are an integral part of our business and we value all of our customers. In the United States, holiday season may be considered as a gifting season. We, at Flegenheimer International would like our importers to be aware that

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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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Latest News: Import Requirements from Partner Government Agencies

We are pleased to announce that Flegenheinmer International has been one of the most active brokers participating in the transition of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to a Single Window with Partner Government Agencies. In our previous newsletters, we have

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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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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: 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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Import Alert on Shrimps and Prawns From Malaysia has been issued by FDA

FDA announced an import alert for shrimp and prawns from peninsular Malaysia, which allows FDA to detain such imports without physical examination. This alert covers all forms of shrimp and prawns: raw frozen, cooked, breaded, cakes, balls, etc. Malaysia’s states

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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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