INDUSTRY PUSHING BACK ON FSMA PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  FROM FOOD SAFETY NEWS   It will be easier for affected businesses to comply with import safety programs mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) if more and better information from the government is more quickly shared and limitations faced by small and…

WHAT ARE THE REAL EFFECTS OF NAFTA? NAFTA'S IMPACT ON U.S. ECONOMY

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA/WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS   When President Bill Clinton signed the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in December 1993, he predicted that “NAFTA will tear down trade barriers between our three nations, create the world’s largest trade zone, and create 200,000…

INDUSTRY NEEDS MORE INFORMATION TO FULLY IMPLEMENT FSMA

In a 22-page report released last week, FDA outlined its findings from three public meetings held in June about the implementation of the FSMA import safety programs. The report, “Focus on Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs”, reviews the questions asked to participants about…

ACE IS KEY FOR CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

ACE allows for stricter Customs enforcement From The Journal of Commerce By:Susan Kohn Ross, international trade attorney | Aug 16, 2016 11:13AM EDT In the face of its recent reorganization and enhanced computer system, it was really only a matter of time before the trade community started…

EASING THE FLOW OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM MEXICO AND CANADA

Now that it’s June, many of us are enjoying a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables that will be available throughout the summer.  During the rest of the year, some of these same fresh fruits and vegetables are available to American consumers thanks to trade…

NEW CUSTOMS LAWS ARE SIGNED AND ENACTED

  Introduction President Obama signed the bipartisan Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 on February 24 2016. This is the first major customs legislation enacted since the Customs Modernisation Act.(1) The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act focuses on facilitating legitimate trade and…

A GOOD SAMARITAN

We received this email from a driver picking up merchandise at our cold storage.  We are glad that we could lend a helping hand in times of need.  Esmeralda Hernandez is our receptionist and showed her humanitarian side.  It is rare that you receive this…