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TTB Issues Interim Policy for Labeling Gluten-Free Spirits

On May 24, 2012, U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued an Interim Policy on Gluten Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages (TTB Ruling 2012-2). Currently, there is no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation that defines the term “gluten-free”.  FDA proposed to define gluten free READ MORE

China Sourcing Fair – How to Solve U.S. Customs Issues When Importing From China

 The rewards of sourcing from China are well known, but succeeding at it is far from simple. With a sluggish global economy resulting in unpredictable market changes, cost-effective sourcing is important. To help you build or sharpen your China sourcing strategies, I am thrilled to be part of a new series of “How to Source READ MORE

Free Trade Zones Expanding in Miami-Dade County

PortMiami wants free trade zones (FTZ’s) throughout Miami-Dade county. As we know, PortMiami is currently dredging to 50 feet in pursuit of the post Panamax ships, and wants to prepare for the massive amounts of cargo PortMiami looks forward to receiving as a result of the dredging project.  In preparation, PortMiami is looking to the South READ MORE

CBP’s Pointers on Exporting Used Vehicles

Last week, I attended a seminar hosted by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Miami Free Zone regarding exportation of used vehicles such as cars and automobiles. Here are the highlights: CBP’s ’72-Hour Rule’ CBP regulations require the exporter of a vehicle to submit all export documents to the port of entry from READ MORE