Regulatory Updates 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

HTS Changes 


The World Customs Organization has published new amendments to the Harmonized System Nomenclature, which will enter into force January 1, 2017. Changes include some commodities from the following sectors: agricultural, chemical, wood, textile, base metal, machinery, transport, and other. 

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The Food and Drug Administration

Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)
Accepting Applications



The FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which is a trusted trader program for food importers, will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2017. 

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