News & Articles

09.25.2017

CBP recently published CSMS #17-000609 which states that any responsible party with a single documented Wood Packing Material (WPM) violation may be issued a penalty under the regulations.  This notice represents a change...

09.18.2017

We have seen a sharp increase in the number of insufficient bond messages returned from CBP recently.  In some cases, there has been no lead time requiring the importer to request an immediate increase from the surety in...

09.08.2017

Vandegrift is committed to ongoing C-TPAT awareness for our clients and business partners. CBP continues to provide updated information on the program as well as its benefits. Vandegrift offers a full range of C-TPAT services...

06.08.2017

The Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010 established emission standards for formaldehyde from composite wood products and directed the EPA to finalize a rule implementing and enforcing several...

05.26.2017

The new Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) will become effective on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The FSVP is an FDA program that requires importers to verify that their foreign suppliers are producing food in a manner...

05.24.2017

Vandegrift is proud to announce the addition of Renee Predki to our growing drawback department. Renee joins the team as the Director of Drawback Operations. She is a strong force in the drawback industry bringing over 26...

11.21.2016

Statistics Canada has provided the 10-digit Concordance Tables for the 2017 tariff.  Descriptions are not provided with the table at this time but should be available by January 2017. Vandegrift has updated our database...

11.16.2016

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has just announced that “important progress is being made with the Peruvian government to combat illegal logging and strengthen environmental protections in...

09.01.2016

At the present time, Hanjin Shipping Co has officially filed for bankruptcy protection. Vandegrift is closely monitoring all vessels carrying client cargo and will be communicating directly with impacted clients via local...

09.01.2016

Edward Greenberg, NCBFAA Transportation Counsel, has published an update on the Hanjin bankruptcy with particular focus on the practical impact to the import community.  The full text can be found here: http://www.ncbfaa.org/Scripts/4Disapi.dll/userfiles/uploads/hanjin_bankruptcy.pdf Importers...

08.31.2016

As of this morning, Hanjin Shipping, the world’s seventh largest container carrier has filed for court receivership. Presently, several ports around the world have denied Hanjin ships access over concerns about their...

07.06.2016

CBP has issued CSMS 16-000562 announcing that the FDA will end its increased surveillance of FDA regulated product from Tianjin, China. The increased scrutiny had focused on product imported from the Binhai New Area as well...