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On Oct 18th, TSA joined forces with Atlanta International Forwarders & Brokers Association (AIFBA) to put together a much needed “Aviation Air Cargo Industry” Day in Morrow GA. The line-up of speakers included officials from CBP, TSA, FAA, BIS and more. This sold-out event included attendees ranging from Forwarders, Brokers, Truckers, Airlines, Screening Facilities, Canine companies and more. With over 30 GOV officials in the room, attendees were able to easily connect and get much needed answers to numerous industry concerns regarding today’s air cargo sector. As a first-time event, it was a huge success and will likely become an annual affair. As a sponsor, JAS Forwarding’s Sommer Sampson (TSA Program Manager/IACSC) spearheaded this event along with ATL Brokers Association, Local ATL TSA, and various other sponsors.
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Facility Registration Renewal is from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022. All food facilities must submit a timely renewal. Failure to do so will cause product to be denied entry into the U.S.
Importantly, a DUNS number for the food facility location must be provided as part of the FDA renewal (a DUNS number for the corporate headquarters is not sufficient!). In the past, FDA has been flexible, allowing the use of “pending” if a DUNS’ number could not be obtained. FDA will no longer offer such flexibility.
As of October 1, the FDA will open its portal where food facilities must renew their food facility registrations. The window for renewal will run until December 31. All food facilities in your supply chains must submit a timely renewal. Failure to do so will cause product to be denied entry into the U.S.
This time, every registrant must have a DUNS number associated with the physical location of the food facility (a DUNS number for the corporate headquarters is not sufficient!). The FDA will no longer accept the use of “pending” in lieu of a valid DUNS number.
A special warning: the name and contact information on the FDA food facility registration must exactly match the DUNS number contact information. If not, the registration may be cancelled. For example, if the FDA registration identifies “ABC Manufacturing” at “123 Main Street,” while the DUNS number info is listed as “ABC Manufacturing LLC” at 123 Main St.,” the registration will be denied. The two must be an exact match in every way.
The Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) provide for reduced rates or tax credits for certain quantities of beer, wine and distilled spirits produced in or imported into the U.S. Recent changes have transferred the responsibility for administering the CBMA tax benefits from U.S. Customs to the Alcohol, Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) The changes begin with products entered for consumption in the U.S. on or after January 1, 2023.
Accordingly, TTB is publishing a temporary rule implementing these provisions and providing procedures for foreign producers and importers. TTB is also publishing a notice of proposed rule making to obtain comments on the provisions in the temporary rule. Comments are due by November 22, 2022.
Did you ever wonder why Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thanksgiving of the month? Thanksgiving hasn't always been on the fourth Thursday in November. FDR in 1939 moved the holiday up by a week to help boost retail sales during the Depression. For the next 2 years, Roosevelt repeated the unpopular proclamation but admitted on November 26, 1941, he made a mistake and signed a bill into law to officially make the fourth Thursday of November the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day.