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FREE World Trade Month Seminar on FDA/FSMA COMPLIANCE for Importers

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 24, 2017 4 Comments

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In celebration of World Trade Month, Diaz Trade Law is hosting a World Trade Month Seminar Series for Compliance Professionals featuring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) speakers.

Food Importers, here is your chance to learn practical tools for trade! We are providing the trade community a valuable opportunity to speak direct with FDA, Brokers, and legal experts to address any concerns relating to food importations and discuss the upcoming Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) requirement under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The TOP reasons you should attend? 

  1. For a limited time, registration is FREE!
  2. You have the ability to hear DIRECTLY from FDA.
  3. We want the seminars to be informative and all of your questions answered. In that vain, we are currently taking ANY questions you have related to food importation/FSMA for the FDA. Please email your questions today to info@diaztradelaw.com!

You have a limited time to RSVP to this event for FREE!!! Yes, for FREE. We find this information to be invaluable so Diaz Trade Law is sponsoring this event, to bring it to you for FREE. RSVP today! Our full event agenda including the who, what, when, and where is below. Don’t miss it!

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Register Now to Meet FDA’s Director of Import Operations and Maintenance – November 12, 2015

posted by Jennifer Diaz November 6, 2015 0 comments
Do you need to know the current issues affecting importing and exporting for international trade professionals?  What about common compliance issues when importing food, cosmetics, and medical devices?  If you answered yes, you will not want to miss the last of our three-part seminar series that will cover these topics and much more.  Plus, members of supporting organizations, clients of Becker & Poliakoff, and future members and clients, will receive a discount!  Here’s all the information about our upcoming seminar:

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See You at the Boston Seafood Show in 2011!

posted by Customs & International Trade Law Blog May 21, 2010 0 comments

The largest North American seafood event is the annual International Boston Seafood Show which next takes place March 20-22, 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts.  Not only will I be there, I welcome everyone to visit our exhibition booth!  This reflects the growth of our focus on FDA issues within the Customs and International Trade Department of my law firm.

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) holding, detaining, examining, testing, and refusing more imported food than ever before, our attorneys are constantly interacting with FDA Inspectors, Compliance Officers, and Investigators.  We typically represent the U.S. importer who has received a Notice of FDA Action, and is given 10 days to explain to the FDA that the food product  should enter the United States rather than be refused.  We also represent overseas suppliers who unfortunately find themselves listed on an FDA Import Alert, and want to get off that list. 

For example, on May 20, 2010, the FDA issued Import Alert #16-18, which is "Detention Without Physical Examination of Fresh  and Frozen Shrimp from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Thailand" for filth, decomposition and Salmonella.  Shrimp from those countries will automatically be detained by the FDA until a United States laboratory provides sufficient documentation to the FDA that the product meets U.S. standards.  The secret is getting on what the FDA calls the "Green List" of approved shrimp suppliers from these countries so that the product proceeds through the FDA entry process without delay.

Please comment on form below to let me know your experiences from attending or exhibiting at the Boston Seafood Show in prior years.  Remember, it’s all the seafood you can eat!