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Understanding the New Toy Regulations for the Toy Industry

Understanding the New Toy Regulations for the Toy Industry August 8, 2017

New standards for toys and related products such as toy chests were published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), effective April 30, 2017. If you are a new importer of toys you should be aware of these regulations and what they mean for your business. The new rules, known as ASTM F963-16, were...

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Importers of Foreign Foods Must Now Comply With FSVP Regulations

Importers of Foreign Foods Must Now Comply With FSVP Regulations June 21, 2017

Now that the May 30 deadline has passed, importers are required to comply with the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations to ensure that foreign goods they import are produced commensurate with documented U.S. safety standards. The FDA expects that compliance with the program will minimize entry times and FDA hold-ups for shipments. FSVP: What...

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EPA Makes Customs Entry Filing for Pesticide Imports Faster and Easier Through New E-filing Program

EPA Makes Customs Entry Filing for Pesticide Imports Faster and Easier Through New E-filing Program January 24, 2017

The EPA recently launched a program that allows for the electronic filing of entries for importing pesticides products and ingredients into the U.S., greatly streamlining the entry process. WB Skinner quickly joined as a participant and is now approved to file entries live. As a company firmly committed to cutting edge technology for the benefit...

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What New Solas Regulations Mean For Importers

What New Solas Regulations Mean For Importers May 10, 2016

On July 1, 2016, new guidelines go into effect to ensure that weights are accurately declared on all vessel shipments. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) has long required declaration of weights, but the new policy requires shippers to verify that the weights are accurate. Over the past few years,...

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