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Export Regulations and Cloud Computing…Beware!

Co Authored by Perry Sofferman Forrester Research predicts that the global market for cloud computing services will have increased from $40.7 billion dollars in 2011 to approximately $241 billion dollars by 2020. You can see the ZDNet article here. This figure includes the Platforms as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and Business Process as READ MORE

June 10 – FSMA Rules Will be Released!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been court ordered to set firm dates for FSMA’s implementation.  Details of the court case forcing FDA to set these dates, and the organization that sued the FDA to make this happen follow. BackgroundThe Center for Food Safety (CFS), a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy READ MORE

C-TPAT Member Exports to Receive Expedited EU Customs Clearance

The United States and the European Union are now collabroating in an effort to increase the safety and efficiency of international shipments. The two parties have implemented a mutual recognition arrangement for their respective supply chain security programs. The equivalent to the C-TPAT in the European Union is known as the Authorized Economic Operator Program. This READ MORE

ACI’s Import Compliance & Enforcement Conference,

The American Conference Institute will be having its 8th Import Compliance and Enforcement Conference on June 11, 2013, in Washington DC. The conference will consist of two days full of lectures discussing highly complex U.S. import compliance challenges, along with how to satisfy Canadian and Mexican customs authorities. Unlike previous conferences, this unique event is designed READ MORE

FDA Investigates Caffeine in Foods

Recently, there have been several reports citing illness, hospitalizations, and death after consumption of food and beverages containing high doses of caffeine. These reports have prompted the FDA to investigate multiple products with high amounts of caffeine that are currently being sold on the market. Some of the most notable reports include products such as READ MORE