[DETROIT, Michigan– APRIL [22], 2021]

Cavalry Logistics has been operating as a Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder for over Thirty Years. We are experts in International Trade. Below are a few updates from the industry.

Importing Goods that are regulated by FDA.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.

The most common items that are regulated by FDA, is food and food related product. To import Food into the U.S the following information must be provided.

  • The name of the manufacture and the full address.
  • The FDA registration number, which must be active. 
    • Examples of food and food related product.
      • Candy, Chocolate
      • Coffee, Tea, Soda
      • Honey, Meat, Fish.
      • Cups, Plates, spoon and forks.

The Second most common Items that are regulated by FDA is cosmetics. To import Cosmetics into the U.S the following information must be provided.

  • The name of the manufacture and the full address.
    • Example of Cosmetics.
      • Perfume.
      • Makeup, Lipstick, nail polish
      • Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair gel

The third most common item that are regulated by FDA is medicine and Medical device.

  • The name of the manufacture and the full address.
  • DEV- Device foreign Manufacturer registration number
  • DFE- Device Foreign exporter registration number
  • LST- Device listing number
    • Example of Medicine and medical Device.            
      • Over Counter Medicine.
      • Massage ball
      • Face Mask for medical use.

For More information on FDA, its purposes and guidelines please go to the FDA main website. 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (fda.gov)

Important Topics Happening Right Now!

CBSA’s CARM Client Portal now Available: Canadian importers, customs brokers and trade consultants are now eligible to register for the CARM Client Portal. While having an account is not currently mandatory, it will eventually become so and holds a lot of valuable information for trade chain partners. – https://ccp-pcc.cbsa-asfc.cloud-nuage.canada.ca/en/homepage

SIMA on Domestic Upholstered Seating: CBSA has determined that preliminary anti-dumping and countervailing duties will be payable on Canadian imports of certain domestic seating products made in or exported from China and Vietnam. – https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/i-e/uds2020/uds2020-np-eng.html

The Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement: Canada’s new trade agreement with the UK is now active. You can read more about the details of the agreement here – https://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/cuktca-acccru/read_agreement-consultez_accord.aspx?lang=eng

Hurricane Season 2021 is upon us. While the projected numbers are currently higher than the reported 30-year average, they are not expected to compete with the 2020 season, which is good news for an already strained and congested supply-chain industry. – 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Storm Numbers Increase in Our Latest Outlook | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Ocean container shipping is projected to experience continued disruptions due to high volumes – Container shipping: continued disruption will ensure carrier profitability well into 2021 (bimco.org)

What is Drayage and why is it important? – https://www.nexttrucking.com/blog/what-is-drayage-and-why-is-it-important/

Nothings Moving and Container prices are skyrocketing.

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