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Update: FDA’s VQIP (Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

If you are interested to join FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program, FDA will be extending the application period for importers to submit their completed application for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for the Fiscal Year 2020 benefits period. The

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U.S. CBP Detention Order on Tuna Harvested by Forced Labor Aboard the Tunago No. 61

On February 4, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a withhold release order against tuna and tuna products from the Tunago No. 61 based on information obtained by CBP indicating tuna is harvested with the use of forced labor.

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Important: Fish & Wildlife Appointments in LAX

To our valued customers: On January 7, 2019, we have received a notification from Fish & Wildlife Torrance Office updating the way they are taking appointments for live and perishable shipments. They are no longer taking appointments via e-mail. Instead,

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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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Section 301 Tariff List 3 of Additional Duties from China

Beginning September 24, 2018, an additional 10% tariff will be imposed on 5,745 tariff lines from China and most Chinese seafood are included. On January 1, 2019, the tariffs will increase to 25% as announced by United States Trade Representative

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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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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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CBP Initiatives to Increase Collection Efforts

CBP issued CSMS# 17-000489- CBP Bills for Supplemental Duties, Taxes and Fees, or Vessel Repair Duties as a reminder to the importers to pay their bills no later than 30 days from the date of the bill. CSMS #17-000489 Title:

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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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U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) Implementation Roundtable in Long Beach, Seattle, Newark or Miami – July 2017

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries is hosting roundtables across the U.S. this July to provide awareness and support for compliance with the traceability data reporting and record keeping requirements in advance of the January 1, 2018 mandatory compliance

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