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GSP Renewal and Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) included in Omnibus Spending Bill

  GSP Renewal Update   President Trump signed the Omnibus Appropriations bill which passed through the House and Senate on March 23, 2018. Because of this, GSP will be back in effect by April 23rd  (30 days after enactment).  Importers

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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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Update: Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) Informed Compliance Ending on April 7, 2018

U.S.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that all filings covered by the Seafood Import Monitoring must fully comply with the elecronic filing requirements beginning April 7, 2018. NMFS initially adopted an “informed compliance”

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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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FDA Update

Low Acid Canned Food (LACF), Juice HACCP, Seafood HACCP under FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)   The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sent a constituent update regarding on how rules that implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

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PierPass TMF Increase Effective Today August 1, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 27, 2017 – The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today announced that on August 1, 2017, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 2.3 percent. The

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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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