COVID-19 News for American Shippers

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Government Agency Info

CBP, EPA, CPSC,

DOT, USDA, TTB?!

In addition to all the U.S. Customs regulations for imported cargo, some commodities require clearance from Partner Government Agencies (PGA) before they are permitted full release into American commerce.

Figuring out if your specific product is regulated by one of these agencies can feel like hunting for letters in a bowl of alphabet soup.

Talk about acronyms!

Did you know that sunglasses are regulated by the Food & Drug Administration? Also, were you aware that foreign manufacturers must have a U.S. FDA registration number?

Take a proactive approach to product planning and let Shapiro assist in identifying the PGAs associated with your HTS classifications.  We recommend starting your research as soon as possible since that helps us to help you.

Government agencies to check before importing:

Don’t dread the alphabet soup! 

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