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CBP Updates Minimum Security Criteria for CTPAT

From CBP: CTPAT Criteria Modifications: Regarding the new minimum security criteria, after further consulting with the trade community, and following their recommendations, CTPAT recently updated Criterion 7.37 to read as follows:  Criteria: Following a significant...
FDA FAQs on Shortages of Surgical Masks and Gowns

FDA FAQs on Shortages of Surgical Masks and Gowns

The following was just published to the FDA website in order to help importers and distributors better understand the regulatory environment around critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. Q1. Is there a shortage of gowns? Surgical masks? The FDA is...
What Kind of Warehouse do I Need?

What Kind of Warehouse do I Need?

When it comes to storing, moving, or manipulating cargo, most of this activity occurs in a regular commercial warehouse. However, when considering the myriad of regulations surrounding imports and exports, foreign trade zones (FTZ’s), Bonded...

CBP Miami Seaport Update

March 30, 2020: Update to CBP Miami Seaport Information Bulletin 2020-5201-004. TO:     IMPORTERS, CUSTOMSHOUSE BROKERS, AIR CARRIERS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, CONTAINER STATION OPERATORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES...

Public Comment Period: COVID-19 and Section 301

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the USTR issued a Federal Register Notice requesting public comments for possible further modifications to remove Section 301 duties from additional medical care products. The official notice was published today and you can find it...

India Port Updates

Report for Gateway ports, some general points: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared Lock out for Entire India for 21 days EFFECTIVE TILL 15TH APRIL 2020 .Shipping Ministry has declared any port and associated services as emergency services and to be excluded...

Port of Boston Update

We have reduced our office hours temporarily at the Tip O’Niell for the Entry Department to have someone physically onsite down to only two days a week for the following hours for the next two weeks: This week – Wednesday 3/25/2020 (7am -12pm), and  Friday...

Maryland Port Authority – Seagirt Marine Terminal

FROM PORTS AMERICA CHESAPEAKE: Due to the decline of international container volumes, Seagirt Marine Terminal will be closed on: Monday, March 30 Tuesday, March 31  Gate hours will be 6 am to  4:45 pm from Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April...

CBP Atlanta Update

Effective immediately, the Entry Department will be implementing teleworking for our employees due to the COVID 19 virus.  All payments and documents required to be turned into the Entry Department need to be placed in an seal envelope and giving to the Cargo...