CBP Trade Webinars in April

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will host two new trade webinars in April. The first one will be on Petroleum gases and other Gaseous Hydrocarbon in heading 2711 and it will be on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The second will be on What is a Men’s T-Shirt and What isn’t a Men’s T-shirt, and it will be on April 11, 2023.   Registration for these webinars can be made at:   Heading 2711 Petroleum Gases and Other Gaseous Hydrocarbons – April 4, 2023 and  Back to Basics: What Is a Men’s T-Shirt? And What Isn’t a Men’s T-Shirt? – April 11, 2023

CBP has hosted webinars on other topics that were recorded. information on CB’s webinars can be found at: Here

FAST Lanes Relocated in Laredo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has relocated the FAST lanes in the Port of Laredo

CBP at World Trade Bridge will begin to process FAST shipments “loads” only through the newly assigned FAST lanes that began in February.  All FAST empties and FAST shipments that have an ANAM inspection will be processed through the same current process which is through lanes 1 and 2 and will be going through the WTB import lot.  CBP has been asking for the cooperation from the trade community to inform the drivers of these changes.  If you have any questions about the changes, please contact our Laredo office.

FDA Now Enforcing Duns Number Requirements

Is now fully enforcing the requirement for every Food Facility Registration (FFR to have a unique facility number or Duns number for the annual Food Facility Registration.  Food importers that have not properly re-registered or are importing from food facilities that have not properly registered will have their food and drug entries rejected.   Each FFR must be registered at their site.  The registration for a corporate office or other business address will not be correct for filing.

 When an FFR is submitted for re-registration, the Duns number submitted must match the Duns number in the DUNS database exactly. For example, if the Duns number has the word 1Company and the filing has Co., it will be rejected.  If you receive a message that that your FFR was canceled, do not re-register the facility.  The FFR can be reinstated.  FDA has produced a PowerPoint presentation with a step-by-step explanation of the FFR. Please contact your Carmichael service provider if you would like a copy.