The requirements for importing food will change this spring when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begins enforcing the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).
Marisol International, an Ascent Global Logistics Company, is proud to support a number of the top furniture brands in the United States. Each year, Furniture Today releases a list of the top U.S. furniture store chains and our team enjoys watching the number of companies which we partner with expand.
2016 was a busy year in the world of shipping. The SOLAS VGM (Safety of Life at Sea Verified Gross Mass) mandate along with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy were two of the most notable events. As we reflect on 2016, below is a list our top ten global logistics blog posts from this year.
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) is a bill that could provide importers with the opportunity to save on duties if cases are submitted to the USITC (U.S. International Trade Commission) and approved by Congress. The bill resulted in the USITC establishing a web portal for importers to petition to suspend or reduce duties on products that are either not produced in the United States or produced in insufficient quantities. Below are the top three items our team thinks importers should know.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently passed a final rule which will impact a number of wood import products beginning in 2017.
Are you new to the import world? Have no fear, Marisol International is here to help you navigate the waters of importing. Below are our top tips for new importers.
Importing isn't easy. However, with some basic knowledge and the assistance of an international trade professional, you will feel more confident. To help our customers understand the overall importation process we have compiled an Import 101 E-Book. Click below to download your copy and learn more about importing cargo into the United States!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update to Import Alert 95-04 on January 28, 2016 for laser items which fail to comply with performance standards and labeling requirements. The affected items include laser pointers, laser pens, laser gunsights, laser levels, laser light shows, laser pointer key chains and similar products.
On November 13, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Final Rule in the U.S. Federal Register regarding changes to its bond program. The rule states that the customs bond insufficiency notification period will be shortened from 30 days to 15 days. So what makes a customs bond insufficient?
There are potentially a number of government agencies that can be involved when importing goods into the United States. Considering the fact that these agencies can hold or examine any incoming shipment, it is important to be prepared to comply with each agency's respective rules and regulations. Customs Brokers have the knowledge and experience in working with international trade related government agencies, helping your business streamline the import process.