BEGIN:VCALENDAR X-WR-TIMEZONE:US/Eastern DTSTART:20180326T130000 DTEND:20180326T140000 VERSION:2.0 LOCATION:OnlinePRODID:-//Training Doyens //EN METHOD:REQUEST BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20180326T000000 DTSTART;TZID="US/Eastern":20180326T130000 DTEND;TZID="US/Eastern":20180326T140000 SUMMARY:FDA's New Import Program for 2018 – Are you prepared? DESCRIPTION: FDA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are using new import requirements.The FDA’s import software screening program (PREDICT) and the U.S. Custom’s ACE software program require more information from the foreign source(s). FDA’s product codes and U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) link the requirements. Take away is that the software coding information must be correct. Otherwise, you face costly delays and possibly a refusal of the entry. In addition, information on the entry’s commercial or pro forma invoice must be consistent with the information entered into PREDICT and ACE software. All products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration must meet the same requirements, whether imported from abroad or produced domestically. The job of protecting consumers includes an ever-increasing need to oversee imports, which have been increasing by 5-10 percent per year for the last decade, and those percentages expect to keep rising. The FDA continues to change its import program to better manage new problems and to use new procedures to make the whole process easier. The FDA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are relying more and more on computer programs to expedite the import process. The new import entry filing requirements became effective in 2016 and are posing problems for the user. Failure to provide the correct information creates costly delays. In some cases, you will need to contact FDA to resolve the problem. PRIORITY:3END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR