Category: FDA

Don’t miss FDA’s upcoming webinars on ITACS – September 5th, 7th & 11th

On August 21st CBP sent out CSMS message no. 17-000506 on behalf of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The message announced three identical webinars, to be held September 5th,  7th, and 11th which will provide information on the evolution [...]

Updated CBP document on entry types by PGA – shows FTZ flexibility

On July 18th, 2017 CBP posted the recently updated ‘Entry Types by PGA’ document.  This document advises the trade which CBP entry type codes will require Partner Government Agency data, and when; either at cargo release, summary or other. The [...]

ACE: CBP updates PGA Filing Status document

US Customs has posted an updated version of the PGA Filing Status document. The updated version includes the status of import and export PGA pilots, the accepted electronic filing methods, and indicates those PGAs that are no longer accepting paper [...]

Importers: This could be the cause of your FDA rejects

From CSMS #17-000227: CBP and FDA are in the process of updating the ACE PGA flags for FDA requirements.  Specifically, the tariff numbers that had flags for ACS OGA of FD0 are getting ACE PGA requirements updates to have either [...]

Food importers: Are you ready for new FSVP requirements on May 30?

Starting May 30, 2017, FDA will begin implementing the FDA’s Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). Under new FDA regulations, US food importers for the first time must ensure that imported food for humans and animal is as safe as domestically produced food. It [...]

ACE: New and updated PGA info posted on

CBP has recently posted new and updated information on ACE and Partner Government Agencies on ACE PGA Filing Status – This document provides the filing status and points of contact for the PGAs in ACE. ACE PGA Filing Status – [...]

FDA entry reject? Could be a food facility registration issue…

If your entry was subject to an FDA reject, perhaps the food facility involved was not properly registered. Per CSMS #17-000078: FDA invalidated food facility registrations that failed to renew during the 2016 biennial registration period. In addition, food facility [...]

Three new FDA import updates

FDA has been and continues to be a very active PGA when it comes to ACE matters:   1.  Submission of FDA data in ACE As discussed in a previous blog post, CBP and FDA are working to implement changes [...]


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