Enforcement for FSVP in 2019

Full FSVP Enforcement Action will begin Fiscal Year 2019 The Foreign Supplier Verification Program, implemented May 30, 2017, “requires importers to verify that their foreign suppliers of food for human and animal consumption meet applicable FDA safety standards. More specifically, FSVP requires that importers verify that their suppliers are producing food using processes and procedures that […]

FDA Food Facility Re-registration

Food facilities required to register with the Food and Drug Administration must renew their registrations between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. If you are an importer of food, check with your foreign suppliers or manufacturers to confirm they have re-registered with FDA.  If suppliers and manufactures have not, import shipments will be held at port […]

BREXIT Information Notice

BREXIT Scarbrough’s close UK partner, Zenith International, Ltd. released an information guide in regards to BREXIT.  Although BREXIT is among the hottest topic the United Kingdom at the moment, not all issues are concrete.  Keep in mind what is said one day could change the next.  Our partners welcome the conversation or questions you have […]

GRI Announcement January 15, 2019

U.S. Import General Rate Increase for Full Container and Less than Container Freight Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo from Asia to The United States effective January 15, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC to announce possible rate increases 30 days in advance.  Please […]

Trump wants to cancel the old NAFTA

Will NAFTA be canceled before the new USMCA is implemented? President Trump left the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires with some big stuff.  A new China trade truce, the signing of USMCA, and a comment to cancel the old NAFTA ahead of the new pact. A New China Truce One of the biggest moves in […]

U.S. – China Trade Truce

U.S. – China Trade Deal in Discussions United States’ President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires this past weekend to discuss their differences in trade.  The outcome?  A truce to the trade war and a pause on threatened tariff increases on January 1, 2019. […]

GRI Announcement January 1, 2019

U.S. Import General Rate Increase for Full Container and Less than Container Freight Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo from Asia to The United States effective January 1, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC to announce possible rate increases 30 days in advance.  Please […]

USMCA Signed by United States, Mexico, Canada

USMCA is Official It is official! Friday, November 30, 2018, neighboring country leaders, United States President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto were able to come together in Buenos Aires, Argentina during sidelines of the G20 Summit and sign a newly renovated NAFTA.  The new agreement is now […]

USMCA Signing Tomorrow

An Underwhelming Event The G-20 Leaders Summit occurs tomorrow, November 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires and from what I have read, so far there will not be a large planned ceremony.  In fact, according to CBC News, one day before the Summit begins, “Officials don’t know yet who will sign the pact. And they haven’t […]

UK and USA Negotiations

Future Free Trade Agreement According to The Hill, “U.K. is on track to officially exit the EU in March 2019.”  In fact, President Trump believes that a deal between the U.S. and U.K. can be struck within three to nine months.  “While EU law prevents the UK from concluding a deal with the US before […]