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FSMA Update - FDA Issues New Guide to Help Food Facilities Meet Registration Requirements

Last update on May 29, 2018.

FSMA Update - FDA Issues New Guide to Help Food Facilities Meet Registration Requirements

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
https://www.fda.gov/fsma
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FDA Issues New Guide to Help Food Facilities Meet Registration Requirements
May 25, 2018
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG) to help food facilities meet their registration requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

The FD&C Act requires food facilities engaged in manufacturing/processing, packing, or holding of food for human or animal consumption in the United States to register with the FDA. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) added new registration provisions ...

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The Top Five Considerations for E-Commerce Imports

Last update on May 25, 2018.

The Top Five Considerations for E-Commerce Imports

The Top Five Considerations for E-Commerce Imports
by Lenny Feldman, Senior Member
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report
As e-commerce transactions become more prolific, the stakes for traders and regulators alike are growing as well. Here are five important issues to consider in structuring compliant e-commerce transactions.
Click here to register for ST&R’s May 10 webinar on these and other e-commerce issues.
Know What Role You and Your Business Partners Are Playing
E-commerce involves non-traditional trade flows and often results in parties to these transactions taking on non-traditional roles. For example, some intermediaries such as customs brokers and freight ...

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EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

Last update on May 21, 2018.

EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

On July 7, 2010, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act was signed into law and as a result added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Act (TSCA). The law sets limits for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. National emissions standards mirror standards previously established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). These emission standards are designed to reduce exposures to formaldehyde and avoid harmful health effects.

The final rule is available here.

Important Dates

 Law became effective May 22, 2017
 June 1, 2018, composite wood products (manufactured in or ...

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Announcing Pleasure Boat ROAM App

Last update on May 18, 2018.

Announcing Pleasure Boat ROAM App

Customs and Border Protection has the pleasure to announce the creation of a ROAM app that facilitates arrival reporting for travelers and revolutionizes small boat processing for Customs and Border Protection Officers.
Benefits provided by this application are listed below:

• Allow CBP to process all arrivals submitted on the ROAM app by using a web based application that can be accessed from anywhere.
• Provide CBP with a single interface for officers to see traveler information.
• Data will be automatically downloaded to the Pleasure Boat Reporting System (PBRS) or Vehicle Primary Client (VPC), based on mode of travel.
• Allow CBP to ...

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PORT EVERGLADES ELECTRONIC VEHICLE EXPORT PROCEDURES

Last update on April 20, 2018.

PORT EVERGLADES ELECTRONIC VEHICLE EXPORT PROCEDURES

PORT EVERGLADES ELECTRONIC VEHICLE EXPORT PROCEDURES

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Phone: (954) 761-2046
Vehicle Exports FAX: (954) 761-2091
1800 Eller Drive, Suite 110, E-Mail: PEVVEHICLE
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 EXPORTS@cbp.dhs.gov

Export Hours: 8:00am – 3:30pm, Monday-Friday (Exportations submitted after 3:30 pm, on Weekends, or on Holidays will not be processed until the next business day)

Please read through entire information packet, it should answer many of the questions that you have. If you still have questions, feel free to e-mail us with your question(s) and we will be happy to help you.

Required Documents

These Documents must be on file in DIS and a conformation e-mail sent to our office 72 hrs. prior to export!!!

1. Automated Export System (AES) Filling.

2. Certificate of Title / Certificate of Ownership for all self-propelled vehicles including heavy machinery. This includes salvage title, rebuilt title, or flood title, or Bill of sale or Invoice/Certificate of Origin/Certificate of Destruction, should have the original Bill of Sale signed by the buyer and seller and must be notarized; should also indicate the VIN or SN. If the vehicle was a gift, a gift letter can be substituted for Bill of Sale. If you are the titled owner of the vehicle, a bill of sale is not required. An affidavit in lieu of the Certificate of Title is NOT sufficient for export.

3. Original Dock Receipt or Terminal Instrument Report (TIR)

A few common exceptions

1. Vehicles that are being financed through a U.S. based lender generally do not have a Certificate of Title issued for that vehicle ...

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Vehicle Export Confirmation Letter

Last update on April 20, 2018.

Vehicle Export Confirmation Letter

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Export Office
Port Everglades, FL

Your submitted documents have been received and are approved UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
Please Note: The vehicle must remain in the United States for the mandatory 72 hour waiting period and you must have completed the export process (19 CFR 192.2). If it is discovered that the vehicle was exported prior to completing the export process, the exporter is subject to penalty and monetary fines, as well as seizure of the vehicle.
Thank you,
Port Everglades – Vehicle Export Department
1800 Eller Drive, Suite ...

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Five Ways the Electronic Logging Device Is Changing Trucking

Last update on April 6, 2018.

Five Ways the Electronic Logging Device Is Changing Trucking

Many truckers and industry insiders thought that a federal rule enacted late last year that requires truckers to use electronic logging devices to track driving time would disrupt freight and logistics. It hasn’t happened.

Trucks.com talked to DAT Solutions, which tracks freight and rates, truckers and other industry analysts to learn how the rule, which went into effect Dec. 18, is changing trucking. This is what we discovered.

1. Staying in the Game

Drivers threatened to leave the industry, but they aren’t leaving. Trucker employment is growing, adding almost 19,000 jobs over the past year.

There ...

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency will usher in a New Era for Supply Chains

Last update on March 29, 2018.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency will usher in a New Era for Supply Chains

By Gavin van Marle 23/03/2018
Major shippers of perishables are expecting widespread adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in the next decade.
At the recent TPM conference in Long Beach, Chayenne Wiskerke, chief executive of Wiskerke Onions, the world’s largest shipper of onions, said cryptocurrencies could potentially solve one of the largest problems her company faced.
“At least 40% of my trade is with Africa and the main challenge is a shortage of liquidity in many countries. We have a lot of problems getting payments and, while it’s currently one step too far to use cryptocurrencies ...

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FMC Opens Formal Investigation Into Detention and Demurrage

Last update on March 26, 2018.

FMC Opens Formal Investigation Into Detention and Demurrage

Mr. Gabriel Rodriguez, FCBF's 1st Vice President of Freight Forwarding will be meeting with Commission Dye to represent your comments and information. All information will be held in strict confidence. There will be no attribution or naming of individual companies in any report that is issued, as the source of that information will remain confidential to the Commission. Accordingly, there should be no concerns that participating or providing information to Commissioner Dye through FCBF will result in any retaliation by the carriers or the complication of business relationships. Please submit specific examples of shipments where these problems were incurred ...

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U.S. Ports Stand to Benefit from FY2018 Budget

Last update on March 23, 2018.

U.S. Ports Stand to Benefit from FY2018 Budget

Source: BY MAREX 2018-03-22 21:09:00
The U.S. House and Senate are close to agreement on a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill for FY2018, just ahead of a Friday deadline that would require them to pass a stopgap budget to avoid another government shutdown.

The long-awaited passage of a full FY2018 budget would be good news for the U.S. military, which depends upon annual appropriations measures (rather than short extensions) for its procurement programs. The House version of the bill, which passed Thursday, adds $61 billion to the defense budget over last year's levels, including ...

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