IATA: March cargo traffic reaches all-time high since 1990

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March global air cargo traffic increased 4.4% compared to the same month in 2019, reaching the highest level recorded since the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports began in 1990, and month-over-month demand increased at a slower pace of 0.4%, due to a softer performance by Asia-Pacific and African carriers. March 2021 saw a slower […]

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 […]