COVID-19 and Shelter in Place Orders

Several companies have inquired whether forwarders and customs brokers are prohibited from continuing to provide services during this period in view of various Shelter-In-Place orders issued by state or local agencies. To a certain extent, the answer to that will depend upon the wording of the specific order, so it would be prudent to review […]

CSMS #42065469 – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

FDA’s Import Operations currently remain functional and operational.  Activities including FDA Prior Notice review, FDA entry processing, FDA sampling/examination of high risk shipments, FSVP inspections, filer assessments, and compliance activities are all ongoing. While most import operations are not currently experiencing delays, the import community should expect delays in the receipt of hard copy notices. […]

NCBFAA’s Annual Conference Cancellation

In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we have been working diligently with the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa to invoke the force majeure clause of our contract. On March 17, the hotel unilaterally canceled our agreement. The NCBFAA is still working with the hotel to finalize this matter, but at this time, […]