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Member Resource Guide

FDA Imports Website – new and revamped

Today the Division of Import Operations is launching a new and revamped website. The site provides easy access to up to date and comprehensive information on most importation issues including personal importation and commodity specific requirements. There are answers to virtually all FDA import questions such as quick access to common entry errors, and there is contact information to reach real people locally and in headquarters. The Imports site is part of the overall FDA website, FDA.GOV. Enclosed is the actual link. We encourage all to book mark it.

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Cold Treatment Facilities – Proposed Rule Available for Comment: Standardizing Phytosanitary Treatment Regulations


Proposed Rule Available for Comment: Standardizing Phytosanitary Treatment Regulations

Today, APHIS published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to standardize its phytosanitary treatment regulations that apply to cold treatment and irradiation facilities, cold treatment schedules, and fumigation and cold treatment compliance agreements. Specifically, APHIS is proposing to:

  • Establish generic criteria for approving cold treatment facilities in southern and western States;
  • Require fruit cutting and inspection of cold-treated commodities that have been treated for pests other than Mediterranean fruit fly;
  • Add requirements concerning the establishment of compliance agreements for all entities that operate fumigation facilities; and
  • Harmonize language in the irradiation treatment regulations with the proposed language in the cold treatment regulations concerning State compliance with facility establishment and parameters for moving consignments from the port of entry or U.S. point of origin to the treatment facility.

The comment period will close on August 29, 2016. If you would like to make a comment or view the public comments on this rule, refer to the docket on the Web site http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0081.

Relocation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Miami Wildlife Inspection Office

June 20, 2016

To:  All Interested Parties

Subject: Relocation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Miami Wildlife Inspection Office

Public Bulletin-Relocation of U S Fish and Wildlife Service WI Office

Please note that on Tuesday June 28, 2016 the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Miami Wildlife Inspection Office will be moving to a different location. The new address will be:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

3701 N.W. 82nd Ave.

Doral, FL. 33166

From that day forward all physical documents, correspondences, and inquiries should be brought, sent, or directed to this address for processing. Please note that the current office telephone numbers[(305) 526-2620, 526-2991, 526-2992, and 526-2994], fax number[(305) 526-7480], and email address [miami_wlinspectors@fws.gov] will remain the same. Likewise the core office hours of 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday will remain in place. Please be aware that on Monday June 27, 2016 and possibly for a portion if not for that entire week you may experience difficulties in reaching us through our regular office telephone numbers. If so please contact us at our after hours duty number which is (305) 632-4824  for assistance. Also note that due to the logistics and activities associated with the relocation there could be periods when responses to these calls are delayed. As such your patience during this time is appreciated.




U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Miami Office of Law Enforcement

Conference of the Americas Nov. 13-15, 2016

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