FOREIGN EXPORTERS VERIFICATION PROGRAM COMING REAL SOON

Making Certain Imported Foods Meet U.S. Standards under FDA Food Safety Modernization Act:   LOOK OUT:  OUR SOURCES SAY THAT THE FOREIGN SUPPLIER VERIFICATION PROGRAM  MIGHT BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW 7/26/13.  GET READY!    About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized,…

MEXICAN EXPORT OF MEAT AND LIVE CATTLE DOWN

he latest livestock trade data provides additional indication that the Mexican cattle industry is undergoing rapid and dynamic change.  Changes in cattle and beef flows between the U.S. and Mexico have significant implications for the cattle industries on both sides of the border.  The newest…

ANOTHER TRADE WAR IN THE HORIZON

MEXICO CITY | Fri Jun 7, 2013 9:59pm EDT   (Reuters) – Mexico’s Economy Ministry said on Friday it was considering suspending preferential trade tariffs with the United States for a variety of products in a simmering dispute over meat labeling.   The disagreement stems from a 2009 U.S. requirement…

WASHINGTON IGNORES TRADE WITH SOUTHERN BORDER

Sad but true.  Out of the twenty members only one represents the southern border.  I know Commissioner Aguilar is very sensitive to trade issues and has done an outstanding job of outreach with CBP, but trade does not revolve around Washington DC.  JOA Washington —U.S. Customs…

CBP CONTEMPLATES DOING EXAMINATIONS IN MEXICO

To expedite imports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection are in talks with Mexican officials to screen some fresh produce and other agricultural commodities in Mexico instead of at the U.S. border. A pre-screening facility in Mexico, near the Otay Mesa port of entry, has already…

OBAMA POLITICS WITH TOMATOES COULD START TRADE WAR WITH MEXICO

FROM THE PRODUCE NEWS by Joan Murphy | October 01, 2012 A final decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to terminate the suspension agreement for Mexican tomatoes will reopen a dispute between the trading partners, result in a loss of jobs on both sides…

CUSTOMS OPENS NEW CCE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

By: Mark Rockwell CBP industry expertise centers With an eye towards centralizing the processing of imported automotive and aerospace goods, U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened an Automotive and Aerospace Center of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) in Detroit, MI on Sept. 5. The center has begun…

MEXICO SHOOTS BIG IN AUTO INDUSTRIES

Mexico may not be breaking records at London’s Olympic Games but back home it is racking them up. On Monday, the country’s vehicle manufacturer’s association, Amia, reported thatproduction in July reached 238,146. That is the largest number of vehicles Mexico has ever produced during that month.…

SIMPLIFIED ENTRY PROCESS ANNOUNCED

Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces the delivery of the first phase of Cargo Release, known as Simplified Entry, in the Automated Commercial Environment. Simplified Entry provides importers with the chance to file a streamlined set of data earlier in the filing process…