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CBP Symposium Registration is OPEN (for now)!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Registration opened on August 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm eastern standard time. The CBP Symposium will take place from October 29-30, 2012 at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. To register, click here.  For those of you that don’t want to travel to DC, webinar is an option, and READ MORE

Don’t Let Your Bioterrorism Act Registration Lapse

has for the first time, specifically put the onus on importers to have a program to verify that the food products they are bringing into this country are safe. The idea behind FSMA is to change FDA regulatory enforcement and focus to more of a preventative approach, instead of reactionary. These new requirements include risk-based READ MORE

CBP Symposium Date Change & C-TPAT Conference Postponed

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Registration opened on August 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm eastern standard time. Originally CBP planned to hold the CBP Symposium right after the C-TPAT conference from September 24-28th in DC.  I thought that was a great idea and hope it works in the future. For now, the C-TPAT conference is postponed and the CBP Symposium has READ MORE

CBP Now Has Mutual Recognition with EU for C-TPAT

  On May 4, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) signed a Mutual Recognition Decision (MRD) with the European Union (EU).  This is CBP’s sixth Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) to date.  The other five MRAs include New Zealand (2007), Canada and Jordan (2008), Japan (2009), and Korea (2010). The MRD with the EU and READ MORE

CBP’s New Centers of Excellence – What you Need to Know

Here’s what you need to know about CBP’s new Centers of Excellence (do a who/what/when/where/why post about it — and whether it really will help trade).