Effective Date for Seafood Import Monitoring Program

According to CSMS 18-000124, published today, all filings covered by the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) must comply with electronic filing requirements in order for an entry to receive a "may proceed" by April 7, 2018.

Effective April 7, filings for products flagged for National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) SIM (NM8) data, with no SIMP data, that are incomplete, or that contain erroneous SIM PGA data, must be corrected before they will be accepted.

Please contact Vandegrift with any questions regarding SIMP compliance.


The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) has just published information regarding FDA operations during the government shutdown.

According to the NCBFAA notice, “FDA import operations will remain operational during the lapse in appropriations. FDA Prior Notice review, entry processing, sampling/examination of high-risk shipments and compliance activities will all continue to function as normal.”