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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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USDA Pest Alert: Blueberries from Argentina

USDA has advised us of a nationwide alert on blueberries being imported from Argentina. Due to a pest being found at Miami International Airport (MIA), for the time being, all shipments of blueberries from Argentina are being held at the

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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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Have You Signed Up For G-Trac Yet?

What is G-Trac? G-Trac is live, up to the minute, real time status of your shipment. You will automatically receive current status of your shipment such as: o Food and Drug Status FDA May Proceed FDA Documents Review FDA HOLD/Detained

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An Update on the Renewal of the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) and The Refund Process

On June 29, 2015, the President signed the bill that reauthorizes GSP through December 31, 2017 and makes GSP retroactive to July 31, 2013.  As provided in the Act, duty-free treatment of GSP-eligible imports will become effective 30 days after

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Draft Guidance for Industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program for Food Importers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for importers of human or animal food.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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Container Weight Limitations

United States has a regulatory requirements on all cargo overland movement within North America. It is governed by weight restriction laws by both federal and local government agencies. There are serious consequences should you exceed the legal limits, such as

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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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Latest Update: Port Congestion and Driver Shortage at Port of Long Beach

October 6, 2014. San Diego – American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told the annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition that freight volumes in the trucking industry continue to grow, but the looming driver shortage could hold back industry

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