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IMPORTANT 30-DAY NOTICE FOR FSVP IMPORTERS RE: “UNK” Beginning July 24, 2022, the entity identification code “UNK” will no longer be accepted in the Entity Number field by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Consistent with 21 CFR 1.509(a),FSVP importers

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CSMS #52167923 – CBP’s Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Importer Guidance Available

Following up to our News Alert on May 24th, CBP has released guidance to help the trade prepare for the upcoming Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) that, presumably, will take effect on June 21st. UFLPA was signed into law

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Importers Warned of Enforcement Action Over Forced Labor Law

As you are likely aware, Congress recently passed, and the President signed into law, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“the Act”).  The Act, codified under 22 U.S.C. §6901 note, established a rebuttable presumption that any goods, wares, articles, and

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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 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 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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