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The FDA reports that, for food entries, they continue to receive entry lines with an invalid syntax for the email transmitted in PG21 for the FSV entity. As a result, starting August 8, the agency will tweak the system to ensure that FDA receives an email with a valid syntax. Refer to PG21 in FDA’s ACE Supplemental Guide for …

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Pursuant to the General Notice (87 FR 46973) published August 1, 2022, adjustments to certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations, as codified in 19 U.S.C. § 58c, will take effect on October 1, 2022. These adjustments are being made in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act), Public Law …

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The Compliance Date for FDA acceptable DUNS numbers is July 24, 2022 Starting July 24, 2022 The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) will no longer accept the identification code “UNK” as the Entity Number when filing an entry with (CBP). FDA will only accept a valid DUNS number for the UFI FDA verifies DUNS numbers …

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On September 4, 2021 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will deploy validation to check the syntax of the email transmitted in PG21 for the FSV entity.  This enhancement is the result of a high volume of entry lines received with an invalid syntax. The Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) regulation requires the FSVP …

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The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries (class code 499) will change. The minimum will change from $27.23 to $27.75; and the maximum will change from $528.33 to $538.40. Pursuant to the General Notice (86 FR 40864) published July 29, 2021, …

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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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