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The FDA will consider the registration of a food facility to be expired if a facility’s registration is not renewed by December 31, 2022. There is no fee associated with registration or renewal. Owners, operators, or agents in charge of food facilities must submit their renewal information electronically through their FDA Industry Systems account, unless they have …

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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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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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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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Beginning July 1, 2016, shippers will be required to certify to the ocean carrier the gross weight of the container. This is for both safety and yield management reasons. The safety component is the most important. First, when planning manifests, they must know that they are loading the proper weight of cargo into the different …

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As of today, there has been no agreement reached between the PMA and the ILWU in this year’s round of contract negotiations. The PMA are the employers who own terminals at all West Coast ports, the ILWU are the longshore labor who load and unload the ships. In the past, many of the disagreements have …

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