CBP Provides Initial Guidance On Sequester, Day One:

Monday, 04 March 2013 by | Published in News

On March 1, CBP initiated the second of what will be weekly conference calls with NCBFAA leadership and other trade organizations. Soon to be available will be guidance to the private sector on the CBP website, delivering the news on how these massive government budget cuts will affect its operations. Of immediate consequence will be

As previously communicated the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011, enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. Among many other changes, FSMA amended section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. §

Sequestration of the Federal Government

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 by | Published in News

If Congress does not act it will be in effect beginning March 1. The cuts will go evenly across all agencies. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be expected to cut $754 million from its current budget over this fiscal year until a budget is worked out. The cuts will include furloughs to current CBP

After tense negotiations and a drawn out approval process, clerical workers at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles voted on Wednesday night to accept the terms of a new contract with their 14 employers. “The approved agreements, to be finalized in coming days, are good for workers, good for employers and, most of

UNSETTLED labor conditions on the US east and Gulf coast ports are prompting shippers to divert cargo to the more peaceful but costly and congested Los Angeles and Long Beach, to avoid supply chain disruptions, reports London’s Containerisation International.   The action comes as a “tentative agreement’ reached earlier in February on a new 6-year master