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Image: CSCB and NEI logosDid You Know A CBP Release ≠ A FDA Release?

Type: In-class seminar
Name: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Place: Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC
Presenter: Terra Estep
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
Fee: $97 CAD plus GST (per attendee) *Discounted fee of $157 if combined with CFIA.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are two separate government agencies that a shipment of regulated goods must report to. Therefore, a shipment's successful delivery does not mean a successful release by the FDA has been obtained. In this seminar we will teach you the difference and review what is required by the FDA. We will walk through the entry process, new and existing acts and regulations, as well as the different reviews a shipment may undergo before release. If you import regulated goods in both directions of the border, join us for the morning session to learn about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and receive a discounted fee. Note: If you are in the medical industry, please advise in advance.

FDA Regulated Goods and Industries

Seafood, produce, grocery, meat, veterinary medication and devices, livestock feed and pet food, cosmetics, vitamins, medical devices, drugs for humans, and radiation emitting devices.

Topics Include

  • FDA regulatory responsibilities
  • Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Bioterrorism Act
  • Documentation requirements
  • FDA prior notice requirements
  • FDA review/exam/sample procedures
  • Partner government agencies
  • Liquidated damages and penalties

Attendee Comments

 "Exceeded all my expectations. Thank you!"   - E. Vadeanu, Procurement Manager, Freybe Gourmet Foods

Who Should Attend

Owners, Managers, Supervisors, Coordinators and Logistics staff of companies:

  • Importing FDA regulated goods
  • Under review by CBP and/or FDA
  • With newly hired staff
  • Anyone involved in the U.S. import process

Additional Resources

Have questions or comments about this course? Call 888.538.1566 or email us today.

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