Important regulatory updates


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Detailed shipping information now needed in advance for Canada– December 12, 2005

From 12 December 2005, Canadian customs authorities will require advance information on high-value (above CAN $1,600) shipments imported intoCanadaby air.  This needs to be sent four hours prior to the flight arrival.   More >>

Less paperwork for US textile shipments - TEXCO declaration eliminated– November 18, 2005

In a positive move towards paperless shipping, a textile country of origin declaration (TEXCO) is no longer required by US Customs.   More >>

Lower taxes on shipments to Australia– October 2005

Good news for shippers to Down Under. Following changes to their new customs import processing system on 12 October 2005, taxes on shipments toAustraliahave been reduced.   More >>

Regulatory requirements for Wood Packing Material – September 2005

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published their plan for implementation of the USwood packing material final rules that became effective on September 16, 2005. 

The end of textile quotas– January 1, 2005

Regulations for Food Imports

The transition period granted by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now ended, and prior notice and facility registration are required for all affected food imports into the US. Increased enforcement for food shipments without proper registration and prior notice includes refusal of admission to the USand civil monetary penalties. 

ACI Final Ruling

The Advance Cargo Information final ruling became effective on January 5, 2004, with regional implementation scheduled to begin in August 2004. This requirement should have a minimal impact on FedEx customers. More >>

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