Is It Acceptable To Use UNK for FSVP Importer’s DUNS on Entries of Food, Beverage, and Dietary Supplements?

Question of the month with our Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks: Answer:   No, as of July 24th, 2022, Customs will reject any entries filed with the code UNK in the Entity Number field for the FSVP Importer’s DUNS. Per FDA Regulations, 21 CFR 1.509(a), FSVP importers will be required to ensure that their valid, 9-digit DUNS number is provided in the Entity Number field. The … Read More

Question of the Month: Are 301 tariffs eligible for duty drawbacks?

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With our Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks Q: Are 301 tariffs eligible for duty drawbacks? A: Yes, However Duty drawbacks, or refunds, of these duties can only occur under specific circumstances.  Your goods are eligible for duty drawback if, after being imported into the U.S., they are subsequently exported without ever entering U.S. commerce, OR they are legally destroyed or disposed of without ever entering … Read More

Better Start your Holiday Shopping Now, Otherwise, it may be too late.

According to creditcards.com, 27% of the shoppers are planning to begin their holiday buying in September. This year, due to the  Shipping Peak Season, you should highly consider being part of that percentage; otherwise, you may not find gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, or other winter holidays. The current increase in peak season volumes paired with Covid-19  has disrupted the regular activity in the global supply … Read More

What is the Country of Origin Marking Requirements?

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Customs Question of the Month with Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks Q: What is the Country of Origin Marking Requirements?  A:  All cargo that is imported into the US needs to be labeled correctly with the country of origin (country of manufacture, production, or growth). The purpose of the marking is to inform the ultimate purchaser in the US of the country in which the article … Read More

How do I know if the Food and Drug Administration regulates my import?

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Customs Question of the Month with Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks Q: How do I know if the Food and Drug Administration regulates my import? A: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates more commodities than its name would imply. These commodities are, but not limited to, medical devices, some electronics, LED lights, cosmetics, and tobacco products. Each commodity that the FDA regulates requires information … Read More