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APHIS Veterinary Services Requires eFile System for all New and Renewal Permit Applications – Effective May 31, 2022

Effective May 31, 2022, APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) will require submission of all new and renewal permit applications for live animals and animal products, organisms, and vectors – via the APHIS eFile system. New permit applicants can create an APHIS

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Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)

Applications must be submitted by May 31,2022 FDA will expedite import entry into the United States for all foods included in an approved VQIP application FDA will use its https://www.fda.gov/industry/import-systems/entry-screening-systems-and-tools import screening tool to recognize shipments of food that are part of an

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USTR ISSUES NOTICE REGARDING STATUTORY FOUR-YEAR REVIEW OF CHINA 301 TARIFFS

USTR ISSUES NOTICE REGARDING STATUTORY FOUR-YEAR REVIEW OF CHINA 301 TARIFFS WASHINGTON – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is today commencing the statutory process required leading up to the four-year anniversaries of the tariff actions in the Section

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LAX Avianca Cargo, Korean Air & China Airlines Policy

LAX Avianca Cargo, Korean Air & China Airlines Policy **IMPORTANT** LAX Airline cargo update, Free time and Storage Avianca Cargo LAX began Mother’s Day Season on April 13th thru May 2nd, 2022. To ensure a successful season, it is imperative

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CSMS #51575437 – GUIDANCE: Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus

On April 8, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 7108, the “Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act.”  Effective for shipments entered or withdrawn for consumption on or after April 9, 2022, the rates of duty set

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US Fish and Wildlife Holiday Overtime 2022

US Fish & Wildlife Service sent out a letter yesterday stating that they will no longer be accepting overtime appointments for inspection of regulated merchandise at LAX or the ports of LA/LB on the listed federal holidays. Please read the

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LA/LB Clean Truck Fee Effective April 1, 2022

Please give attention to a new port fee that will begin on April 1, 2022 – All containers leaving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be subject to the new Clean Truck fee of $10 for a

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USTR Issues Determination of Reinstatement of Certain Exclusions from China Section 301 Tariffs

USTR Issues Determination of Reinstatement of Certain Exclusions from China Section 301 Tariffs WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced its determination to reinstate certain previously granted and extended product exclusions in the China Section

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CSMS #51289159 – OFAC Issues General License Authorizing Certain Transactions with Respect to Seafood, Alcoholic Beverages and Non-Industrial Diamond Importations from the Russian Federation

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued GENERAL LICENSE NO.17: Authorizing Transactions Related to Certain Imports Prohibited by Executive Order of March 11, 2022 Part A of this general license states, “all transactions

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***Important*** LAX Airline cargo update, Free time and storage

Mercury LAX New Key Policies and Procedures Effective March 1,2022 We would like to advise you of the some changes to our key policies and procedures.  March 1, 2022 we will be implementing the following to airlines handled by Mercury

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