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Usefull links for the trade industry

CBP Cargo System Messaging Service:  News about CBP and PGA system issues, port closures etc.

CBP Border Wait Times:  Traffic status reports from the port of entries.

CBP Informed Compliance Publications:  "What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: ..." 

FPAA:The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and its members help to ensure North America's uninterrupted access to fresh, high-quality, healthy and delicious Mexican-grown fruits and vegetables

HTSUS:  Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

ITACS: Check shipment admissibility status with FDA.

FDA Food Facitily Registration: Register your food facility or Food Canning Establishment

Section 8e & Imports:  Is my product subject to USDA grade inspections?

CBP Directives and HandbooksCBP publishes several Directives and Handbooks, which provide guidance to the public on a variety of trade-related matters.

FDA Food Labeling Guide: Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide

Acidified Food and Low Acid Canned Food:  Guidance for Industry: Submitting Form FDA 2541 (Food Canning Establishment Registration) and Forms FDA 2541d, FDA 2541e, FDA 2541f, and FDA 2541g (Food Process Filing Forms) to FDA in Electronic or Paper Format

Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements (FAVIR):This online reference allows easy access to regulations and information pertaining to the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States

USDA Manuals and Guidelines: This web site contains Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) manuals for animal products, fruits and vegetables, plants for planting, export program, and misc. and processed products.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Import/Export:  Information for business who import or export wildlife or wildlife products:

FDA FSMA: The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. 

CBP Country of Origin Marking: Country of origin marking is used to clearly indicate to the ultimate purchaser of a product where it is made. 

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