FgL returns to Chicago!

Posted Posted in Alerts

FgL is delighted to announce a return to the Chicago market with the addition of licensed Customs broker, Michele Hagerman, from August 1st, 2020. Michele brings extensive operational experience and compliance expertise to FgL’s Excellence. Integrity. Delivered. Contact FgL at 321-735-4904 for more information on how our pursuit of excellence can serve you.

FDA Hand Sanitizer Warning

Posted Posted in Alerts, PGA

The FDA is exercising significant caution with the importation of hand sanitizer due to many products containing methanol, which is toxic to humans. For this reason, importers of hand sanitizer should be prepared for at least nominal delays in release of their shipments, and potentially extensive delays awaiting FDA lab analysis. Resource: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol As can […]

Export penalty case illustrates importance of self-disclosure

Posted Posted in Did You Know?, Regulatory

A recent OFAC penalty case against an exporter illustrates the importance and clear monetary benefit of pro-actively reporting regulatory failures and implementing significant safeguards. In import considerations, such disclosures would typically take the form of the formal Prior Disclosure process, whereby an importer voluntarily reveals the errors and makes monetary amends of duty owed (if […]

PayCargo increases transaction fee from April 01

Posted Posted in Alerts

PayCargo notified us on March 16th that they were increasing their modest transaction fee of $5 to $7.50 with effect from April 1st, 2020. PayCargo is the preferred 3rd party payment platform for remittances to the trade (i.e. freight forwarders, airlines, etc). Accordingly, clients can expect to see this nominal fee passed along at cost. […]

TSCA Title VI Certifications – Formaldehyde & Composite Wood Products

Posted Posted in Alerts, PGA, Regulatory, TradeCritical

Effective Mar. 22nd, 2019, an ACE PGA message set for TSCA certification will be required for entry of all products which contain composite wood components. The covered material includes: Hardwood plywood Particleboard Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) The imported products must bear a label of compliance, and the importer must adhere to certain specific requirements (see below). […]