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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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FDA Issues Final FSMA Rule on Food Safety

FDA Issues Final FSMA Rule on Food Safety April 7, 2016

The FDA yesterday (April 5) released a Final Rule setting new sanitation-related standards for food haulers and others in the supply chain, including shippers, who deal in the transportation of food products. The earliest compliance date for larger shippers is one year after publication in the Federal Register. Shippers, receivers, or carriers in food transportation...

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CPB Updates Timeline for ACE to Allow More Gradual Compliance through 2016

CPB Updates Timeline for ACE to Allow More Gradual Compliance through 2016 February 10, 2016

In response to industry members and other stakeholders expressing concern about their readiness to meet the February 28 mandatory filing deadline of all entries in ACE (Automated Commercial Environment), the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced a new staggered timeline for compliance. CBP said that the updated timeline continues to align with the...

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WB Skinner Customs Brokerage Names Industry Veteran Charles Skinner to Head Expanding Logistics Division

WB Skinner Customs Brokerage Names Industry Veteran Charles Skinner to Head Expanding Logistics Division February 9, 2016

Lodi, NJ – February 12, 2016 – WB Skinner, a leading customs brokerage and freight forwarder serving NY and NJ ports since 1968, today announced that Charles (Chuck) P. Skinner has been named Director of Logistics and Trade Lane Management. This newly created position is a reflection of the marked expansion of the firm’s Logistics Division...

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New US Legislation Bans Products with Microbeads

New US Legislation Bans Products with Microbeads January 13, 2016

A new law signed by President Obama on December 28, 2015 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the manufacture and distribution of rinse-off cosmetics and personal care products (including toothpastes) that contain plastic microbeads. The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 imposes bans beginning on: •    July 1, 2017 for manufacturing. •  ...

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NCBFAA Announcement regarding ACE February Deadline

NCBFAA Announcement regarding ACE February Deadline November 23, 2015

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is in the process of implementing a new database platform for the reporting and release of entered merchandise.  The current deadline for the startup of this new system is February 28, 2016, but there may be additional delays because this platform requires release from all Governmental agencies, and many...

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New Food Safety Rules for Importers Issued by FDA

New Food Safety Rules for Importers Issued by FDA November 20, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has issued three new Final Rules mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP), produce safety, and accredited third-party certification were released in pre-publication format on November 13, and will be published in the Federal Register on November 27. The official publication...

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