Argentina Loses GSP Privileges, Korean Shippers

Argentina Loses GSP Privileges

On March 26, 2012, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation suspending Argentina’s eligibility for GSP privileges because Argentina has not acted in good faith in enforcing two longstanding arbitration awards.

As of May 28, 2012, goods of Argentina entered or withdrawn for consumption will lose their special treatment under the Generalized System of Preference.

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Korean Shippers Removed From Certified Shipper’s List

FDA has announced that all Korean certified shippers have been removed from the Certified Shellfish Shippers List as of May 1, 2012.  All fresh or fresh frozen molluscan shellfish from Korea should now be considered as coming from an unapproved source.  FDA further states it may not be prudent to further distribute product pending forthcoming details on what could be a fairly extensive recall. The shellfish included for the purposes of the Certified Shellfish Shippers List are oysters, clams, mussels and scallops.