Advance Customs Brokers takes away the tediousness of filing reconciliations with Customs. Customs regulations mandate accurate import values be declared on the import entry - meaning the actual amount returned to the shipper, including any advances. Since many produce importers purchase “on consignment” or act as a selling agent on commission, the actual value returned to the shipper is not known at the time of importation. Thus, the Reconciliation Program for these types of imports allows the importer to enter the produce with the best available information, flagging it for reconciliation. At the end of the “season” when the actual value is known, a reconciliation entry is filled with the correct information.
Advance Customs Brokers provides guidance and direction to meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011. This act enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system and sets forth a variety of preventive control standards that producers and processors must comply with to improve food safety. Under this law, FSMA requires domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. to register with FDA or
To support the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT), Advance Customs Brokers is CTPAT certified. Our certification requires that we conduct a comprehensive assessment of our security practices and educate and receive information from our customers and vendors to ensure they are participating in
CTPAT initiatives. It is important our clients demonstrate and acknowledge their commitment to anti-terrorism and cooperate in preventing and deterring potential risks. CTPAT also requires that we do Client Outreach and Training. Under this requirement, we remind our customers of the critical need to have security procedures in place at the point of stuffings. Please READ MORE about our commitment.
FSMA/FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Programs)
Advance Customs Brokers provides guidance and direction on how your company can meet the FSVP requirements mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). A central tenet of FSMA is that the same preventive food safety standards apply to food consumed in the U.S., regardless of where the food is produced. FSVP requires importers verify that their suppliers are producing food using processes and procedures offering the same level of public health protection as the Preventive Controls (PC) requirements, current Good Manufacturing Practices for human food and animal food and Produce Safety FSMA rules, and that the food is not adulterated and is properly labeled with respect to allergens.