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We recently participated in a conference call with FDA representatives in attendance. During this meeting it was made clear that the FDA would be increasing both remote, and on-site inspections, and reviews of compliance with the FSVP program. Based on their recent experience with FSVP enforcement, the FDA anticipates it will be issuing more warning …

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Following an announcement by the US Trade Representative on March 5th, on March 16th a notice was officially published in the Federal Register stating that the USTR has determined to modify the action being taken in the investigation by suspending the additional tariffs on goods of the European Union for a period of four months.

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Brauner International is pleased to announce that Bill Brauner and Selva Brauner will be joining our staff here in Jersey City, New Jersey. They will be heading North in early Aug. and will continue to work remotely for a few weeks. They will continue to monitor emails but for urgent matters please contact us here …

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Every year, Customs and Border Protection publishes any updates to their user fees that take effect in the new fiscal year, which for the government is October 1st. In FY 2021, CBP announced by Federal Register notice on July 29th that the following increases are forthcoming. Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee: $27.23 Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee: …

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Published on August 2, 2019, in the Federal Register, Customs and Border Protection announced new fee levels for a number of things which affect importers, specifically the minimums and maximums for merchandise processing fee (MPF) for formal and informal entries. The minimum merchandise processing fee for a formal entry is now $26.79. The maximum merchandise …

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While the dispute between the United States and the European Union has raged for years at the World Trade Organization, a final decision by a WTO arbitrator on Wednesday paved the way for the USTR to announce a raft of punitive duties on imports from certain EU countries effective October 18th. The abbreviated version of …

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On May 25th we will be moving our Miami location.  We will be open until about 9:30 a.m. and then will close the office and begin the move. We will re-open for Business Tuesday May 29th Our new address will be: 8725 NW 18th Terrace Suite 402 Miami, FL 33172 Phone / e-mail / website  …

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This month, CBP announced via a Federal Register Notice an upward adjustment to the Merchandise Processing Fee and Harbor Maintenance Fees collected at the time of entry. In December, 2015, the passage of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) provided for CBP to make adjustments to user fees in accordance with increases in …

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The Miami office will be closed Thursday, October 6th with a possible re-opening on Friday, October 7th depending on the weather and road conditions. Brauner International New Jersey can be reached for shipment status or ISF filing if needed. Tel. 201-333-5400 or import (at) braunerintl (dot) com. Monday Oct. 10th is Columbus Day and a …

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On July 29th, Customs and Border Protection finally published their long-awaited guidance on how they would handle refunds of GSP entries. GSP, you will recall, was lapsed for two years because of lack of Congressional support. Supporters of GSP were concerned because when the program had lapsed previously, the re-authorization legislation always provided retroactive refunds. In …

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