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The Incoterms® 2010: What You Should Know

Overview Incoterms are a fundamental element of international trade. They are incorporated in contracts for the sale of goods worldwide and provide rules and guidance to importers, exporters, suppliers, lawyers and transporters to name a few. INternational COmmercial Terms (INCOTERMS)

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Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC) August 7-8, 2017

If you want to be updated on the latest trade issues affecting your business, there is an opportunity to learn and voice your questions to federal, state and industry experts. The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)

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Have No Fear, FSVP Courses are Here!

With the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) deadline of May 30, 2017 approaching closer, you may be thinking, “Where do I start?” If you have not heard already, the FSVP program is a fundamental feature of the Food Safety Moderation

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Seafood: COOL! (Country of Origin Labeling)

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is a labeling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets and club warehouse stores, to notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods. Food products covered by the law

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What is C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)?

  C-TPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed

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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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New Consolidated Seafood Permit under National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) To Take Effect September 20, 2016

The National Marine Fisheries Services issued a final rule that will require three programs under NMFS to obtain a single International Fisheries Trade Permit (IFTP). This will take in effect on September 20, 2016. The three programs under NMFS below

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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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Are you Subject to Produce Safety Rule Under FSMA?

The following are the basic criteria that will determine whether an operation that meets the definition “farm” is subject to the produce rule: First, Does your farm grow, harvest, pack or hold produce? If your answer is yes, you are

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