Flegenheimer International would like to remind our ocean importers and shippers and/or freight forwarders to provide us with the Importer Security Filing form at least 48 to 72 hours prior to loading the container into the vessel at the point …

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Anyone who imports Wildlife must obtain a US Fish & Wildlife Service import/export license. In the past importers could apply for an import license from the service by completing a paper form and presenting it to a Service wildlife inspection …

NEW Fish & Wildlife Electronic Licensing Read more »

Flegenheimer International would like to send a reminder to our importers to closely monitor the expiration date on their U.S. Fish & Wildlife Import/Export License.¬† Fish & Wildlife has stopped issuing reminder notices to importers about the expiration date of …

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released CSMS#16-000499 informing the trade community that: For shipments that are on the water on or after June 30, 2016, CBP ports will no longer be required to send requests for liquidated damages (LD) …

Ocean Importers: Importer Security Filing (ISF) Update Read more »

On June 15, 2016, Flegenheimer International sent out information about the final rule on FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). CBP also sent a CSMS#16-000691 informing the import community¬† such as importers, consignees, manufacturers, shippers, foreign suppliers, and other stakeholders …

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) under Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Read more »

Please be advised that the link between CBP and FDA has been down nationwide since last night. This was preventing us from receiving ABI (Electronic) releases from FDA and CBP. As of right now, it looks like CBP has resolved …

CBP and FDA Outage Today Septermber 22,2015 Read more »

May 14,2015 will be the final phase of ISF Full Enforcement by CBP. There are several issues that are very critical for importers to note as enforcement comes into full effect. Recent protocol includes 3 warnings being sent before a …

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On November 3, 2014, ILWU and PMA sent their immediate release regarding current issues at the port. First actions on th part of ILWU was brought over the weekend causing Port of Tacoma and Seattle to shut down after 1/2 …

Update on Port Labor Shortages Read more »