FDA Food Facilities Registration Renewal

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all domestic and foreign food facilities to renew their registration every even numbered year. Facilities without a valid food facility registration risk refusal of imports by FDA or CBP. Renew here. FDA Website Notice: 2016 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal October 1, 2016 12:01AM through December 31, 2016 12:59PM Section 415.. Read More

Cargo Container Fast Lanes

As of Sept. 15 CBP the ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newark, Savannah, Miami and Seattle/Tacoma New Orleans, Oakland, Baltimore and Port Everglades, Fla. allow eligible sea carriers to apply for advance unlading facilitation benefits. See the CBP Informational Bulletin.

FDA Import Operations Updates Online Resources

The FDA Division of Import Operations launched a new and revamped website.  The new site includes the following updated features: Answers to virtually all FDA import questions such as quick access to common entry errors Easy access to up to date and comprehensive information on issues such as personal importation and commodity specific requirements Contact information to reach real people.. Read More

Protest Filing in ACE Deployed

Effective August 29, 2016, CBP deployed protest filing in ACE. All electronic protests must be filed via the ACE Secure Data Portal (ACE Portal). Learn how to file Protests in ACE. For this reason and many others, it is incredibly important for Importers and Exporters to have ACE Portal Accounts! To setup an account, navigate to www.cbp.gov/ace and select the.. Read More

CEEs Tackle ADD/CVD & Commercial Fraud

CPH Group USA would like to inform the Trade that there has been a noted nationwide increase in Requests for Information (CF-28s) focused specifically on antidumping/countervailing duty order compliance. Some of these requests are followed up by formal investigations initiated by CBP, and driven primarily by the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs). It is extremely important to pay close attention.. Read More