Women In Trade – Orange County proudly presents…
Women In Trade – Orange County proudly presents…
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce recently held a seminar, “Beyond the Numbers: Air & Sea Cargo Trends,” which included a particularly compelling presentation: “Trade Matters: How Los Angeles Trades With The World.”
There are many intriguing statistics about the Port of LA, including those included on the following slide:
Check out the complete PowerPoint presentation for even more facts and figures about LA imports >> LATradeStats2016.
In follow up to our recent post regarding US Customs’ proposal to modernize the paper-based Notice of Liquidation process by making it a paperless electronic system, NCBFAA has submitted comments to the proposed regulations. The comments are generally supportive of CBP’s efforts, but include suggestions to improve the new process:
From our friends at NCBFAA:
The recent election of Donald J. Trump as President caught many by surprise and raised many questions about our future trade policies within the global community. Some of the President-elect’s signature comments, such as renegotiating NAFTA and addressing unfair trade policies could have a profound effect on international trade. Please join the webinar to hear our analysis of what took place on Election Day and the following days, and hear about our prospects as an industry.
November 22, 2016
Noon to 1 PM ET
1 CCS/CES Credit
From our friends at the Southern California Roundtable of CSCMP.
The 5th Annual Women (and Men) Leaders in Supply Chain event will provide career insight for professionals and students. Both women and men will benefit from our four experienced panelists and moderator. SoCal CSCMP will award its 2016 scholarships to students selected from area universities.
A festive reception will follow, featuring tasty heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a cash bar and networking.
The Grand Event Center
4101 E. Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
Check in: 2:30 PM
Program : 3:00 PM
Reception : 5:00 PM
Per CSMS #16-000952
In response to the reduced volume of incoming questions on the ACE Status Update Call, beginning on Tuesday, November 22, the ACE Status Update Call will become a weekly call held on Tuesdays at 2:00PM EST. As CBP approaches the targeted deployment of post-release capabilities to ACE in January 2017, the ACE Business Office will reevaluate the needs of the trade community and increase the frequency of the calls, if necessary.
For those already included in the email invitation for the ACE Status Update Call, the invitation will be updated to reflect this schedule change. If you have not received the email invitation and would like to be added, please email AskACE@cbp.dhs.gov and request to be included.
Call-in information: 1-877-336-1828, call ID 6124214.
Under new FDA regulations, US food importers for the first time must ensure that imported food for humans and animal is as safe as domestically produced food.
Promulgated under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the rules set parameters for foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) that importers must create and follow to safeguard the nation’s food supply. Importers must have an FSVP program implemented by May 2017.
When the regulations were proposed in 2013, the FDA press release stated that
“[t]he new measures respond to the challenges of food safety in today’s global food system. Imported food comes into the United States from about 150 different countries and accounts for about 15 percent of the U.S. food supply, including about 50 percent of the fresh fruits and 20 percent of the fresh vegetables consumed by Americans.”
If you fail to comply with the new rules, it could result in disruption of your supply chain, delays in entry processing, and in some cases, the exclusion of your products from the U.S. marketplace.
Act now, since there is “little time to design, test and implement a Foreign Supplier Verification Plan,” warned the FDA’s former Director of Import Operations Domenic J. Veneziano. He also cautioned the new regulations are broad in applicability, “and include the actual CBP importer, as well as the owner or consignee of food being offered for import, and even the U.S. agent of the importer.” Further, Veneziano noted that the rules apply to large and smaller importers, and you should check to see if you qualify for a specific exemption from the FSVP requirements.
The proposed rules also call for an accreditation program for third-party auditors of imported food.
From the ACE Business Office…
Trade Support Network:
At a November 9th TLC meeting Josephine Baiamonte mentioned that the ACE Business Office is preparing documentation on ACE achievements as we approach the December 2016 deadline. As the trade has been a pivotal partner in the development of ACE we are asking the TLC to provide us with testimonials, success stories, etc., on how ACE has changed their processes for the better and which specific tools they are now using successfully in ACE. Please reach out to your trade associates, associations, etc., to gather this information. Your testimonial may be used in public documents we are preparing to list ACE achievments.
Please send you testimonials to Frank Korpusik at email@example.com and Chris Mabelitini at firstname.lastname@example.org by cob Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you very much.
Contractor, CBP ACE Business Office
Per US Customs CSMS #16-000946:
Please follow the instructions below for transmitting various FDA commodities:
This information will be added to the next version of FDA’s Supplemental Guide.
Please direct any FDA ACE technical questions to ACE_Support@fda.hhs.gov.