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September 2018

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A Snapshot of Section 301 Effective dates and Deadline for Exclusion Request

posted by Jennifer Diaz September 25, 2018 8 Comments

trade lawThe trade war has kept members in the trade industry on their toes – here is a recap.

Effective Dates:

For importers being hit by additional duties it is crucial to know when the additional duties are effective and must be paid. USTR has now issued three lists under 301 Section Trade Remedies. We urge importers to clearly understand which list their products are subject to and develop a business plan on how to prepare for additional import costs. Continue Reading

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FDA Issues Guidance Documents on Food Facility Registration

posted by Jennifer Diaz September 18, 2018 1 Comment

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Constituent Update

August 17, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two guidance documents to help food facilities meet their registration requirements under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

One of the documents being published today is the seventh edition of a guidance to help the owners and operators of facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States understand the registration requirements. Previous iterations of this guidance were released following the adoption in 2002 of amendments to the FD&C Act that required food facility registration. Continue Reading

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THE 411 ON TRADE BASED MONEY LAUNDERING TO STAY IN CTPAT

posted by Jennifer Diaz September 11, 2018 1 Comment

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Are you a member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)? Do you want to be? If so, you’ll need to keep up with the future “minimum security requirements” to gain entry (and stay) in the program. A news requirement will include processes to prevent “Trade Based Money Laundering”. Do you have processes and procedures in place yet? Here’s your chance to hear from the experts!

I’ll be attending the CBP CTPAT conference in Orlando from September 12-13, and will have updates hot off the press for you! Experts Steffen Ruigrok and M. Ali Ansari will discuss best practices your company should have in place to ensure your supply chain is free from trade based money laundering issues. This webinar is FREE for clients of Diaz Trade Law, Marcum LLP, TMF Group, and members of OWIT South Florida Admin (ask us for the code)! RSVP HERE

You don’t want to miss this one!

 

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