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CBP’s 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium…Don’t Miss It!

We always strive to keep you informed of the latest and greatest trade events. In this vain, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be hosting the 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium from May 24-25 in Scottsdale, Arizona. More information about the event, including where to register, will be provided at a later date (and will READ MORE

Hate Unfair Demurrage Charges? Want To Do Something About It?

Now’s the time to make your voice heard. Below details what demurrage charges are and a trade initiative that FMC is currently requesting comments on. What is demurrage? Demurrage is “a penalty charge against shippers for delaying a shipment/container at a port of loading or destination beyond the allowed free”.   How Much Time is Provided READ MORE

New Executive Order…Will Small Businesses Benefit?

On January 30th, the Office of the Press Secretary released the Executive Order (EO) on reducing federal regulations and controlling regulatory costs. This latest EO requires that all federal agencies “cut two existing regulations for every new regulation they implement”. According to President Trump, this EO is meant to help small businesses by easing “the READ MORE

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For the Single Export Licensing System!

Currently the U.S. government has three different agencies that have been given the authority to issue export licenses. Those three agencies are: the Departments of Commerce, State, and the Treasury. In 2009, President Obama ordered an interagency review of the current export control system. The review found that the current system was “overly complicated, contained READ MORE

Medical Device Registration Made Easy!

This article is a continuation of: “What Do Dental Floss, Bedpans, and Pacemakers Have in Common?”, and discusses the three types of medical device classifications and how to register and list those devices with the FDA. FDA’s classes of medical devices: “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established classifications for approximately 1,700 different generic READ MORE