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Understanding FDA Prior Notice Requirements: A Comprehensive Guide for Importers

Importing goods into the United States involves navigating through a multitude of regulatory processes. As food safety and security have become paramount concerns, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the public from potential threats and emergencies. One critical aspect of this process is complying

Streamlining the Customs Clearance Process with Automated Software Solutions

International Trade is one of the key sectors that drive economic growth. First and foremost, it allows countries to capitalize on their natural resources or production of goods and services in which they have a competitive edge. Secondly, it expands market opportunities for businesses, promoting investment and capital inflows.  That

Transforming Section 321 Clearances: The Power of Technology

Introduction The US government has several import and export regulations to ensure that the goods and services exchanged across borders are safe for citizens and public use. Additionally, several customs clearance requirements are imposed on all FDA imports that enable traders to import the eligible items duty-free. The imports in

UFLPA Region Alert and Postal Code Requirements FAQ

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) deployed the Uyghur Forced Labor Preventing Act (UFLPA) Region Alert and Postal Code Requirements on March 18th, 2023. The New validation measures in ACE were to be initially deployed in November 2022 but due to concerns raised, the deployment was postponed

Navigating Cross-Border Shipping: Common Challenges and Solutions

Introduction International trade has been a bit slow of late due to the COVID-19 hangover and the Russia-Ukraine war. It has been fraught with challenges, necessitating the need to look for a way to overcome trade hindrances posed by a variety of logistics, regulatory, and market-based aspects. With that said,

Customs Clearance and Compliance: 10 Tips to Avoid Bottlenecks

Introduction All international shipments are subject to a duty on exports and imports. Shippers and traders usually have Customs Specialists working tirelessly to ensure smooth Customs Clearance. Some shippers choose to deploy software-based solutions to ensure Customs Compliance. Regardless of the method adopted, the Customs Clearance processes at a company

What you need to know about FDA PN (Prior Notice)

What is the FDA Prior Notice? To fulfill the provisions of the Bioterrorism Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final regulation that requires advance notice to be given for all incoming shipments of imported food into the United States.  Since May 6, 2009, the FDA has required

Section 321 Type 86 FAQ

Entry Type 86 is a voluntary test that is usually filed by a customs broker appointed by the owner, purchaser, or consignee. To qualify for Entry Type 86, the merchandise brought into the United States must have an aggregate retail value of $800 or less in the country of origin.