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 […]

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). […]