Monthly Archives: April 2013

Not Out of the Woods Yet! ILA and USMX Still Negotiating on an East and Gulf Port Contract

We had high hopes that the 11th hour agreement by the ILA and USMX on container royalties back at the end of December 2012 and the subsequent 30 day extension in the labor contract would lead to smooth sailing towards … Continue reading

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Stricter Enforcement of FDA Food Facility Registration Requirements under the FSMA

We’ve noticed that one byproduct of the new biennial Food Facility Registration requirement is stricter enforcement of registration rules when filing Prior Notice (PN). We have seen FDA cracking down on PN filings. In particular, FDA seems to be taking … Continue reading

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Impact of Terminal Strike in Hong Kong on the U.S. Import & Export Community

As many U.S. importers and exporters are aware, laborers at Hongkong International Terminal (HIT) have been on strike for the past twelve days. ┬áHIT actually runs five of the eleven terminals in Hong Kong. The result of the strike has … Continue reading

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