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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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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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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Releases Proposed Rule for Electronic Reporting of Trade Data and The New Single Permit Requirements

National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) proposes to integrate the collection of trade documentation within the government-wide International Trade Data System (ITDS) and require electronic information collection through the automated portal maintained by the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border

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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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CBP and FDA Outage Today Septermber 22,2015

Please be advised that the link between CBP and FDA has been down nationwide since last night. This was preventing us from receiving ABI (Electronic) releases from FDA and CBP. As of right now, it looks like CBP has resolved

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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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GSP To Be Renewed Retroactively and Other Major Trade Legislation To Be Reinstated

H.R. 1295 – the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (the “Act”) has been approved by Congress on June 25,2015 and was signed by the President on June 29,2015. The Act will renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) preferential

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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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ISF/10+2 Full ISF Enforcement

May 14,2015 will be the final phase of ISF Full Enforcement by CBP. There are several issues that are very critical for importers to note as enforcement comes into full effect. Recent protocol includes 3 warnings being sent before a

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