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Feb
28
2019
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,

We would like to share with you the following information in regards to new requirements for composite wood products. Beginning March 22, 2019, importers of certain types of composite wood products will need to comply under the TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Emissions Standards.  

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Feb
25
2019
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
You are cordially invited to the upcoming outreach meeting with Calexico FDA officials. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss local issues pertaining to entries of  medical devices/drugs submissions coming thru the Calexico Cargo Port of Entry.
 
Date:            Wednesday,  March 27, 2019
 
Time:            10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Location:     Calexico East Port, Main Entrance Building (pedestrian), 1699 E Carr Rd, Calexico.
 
Please confirm attendance with Officer Max Leimgruber at MAX.LEIMGRUBER@FDA.HHS.GOV or at 760-768-2590 ext. 102. Also, If you have any questions in advance that you would want FDA to address during this meeting, you are welcome to email your questions to Officer Max Leimgruber.
 
Please utilize this opportunity to have a friendly forum with FDA on issues that affect your industry.

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Feb
20
2019
Feb
20
2019
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
We are proud to announce that we will participate again at this year’s AGROBAJA Expo (19th uninterrupted event). This Agriculture exhibit will be held March 7 - 9, 2019 at the Campo Experimental INIFAP (Km 7.5 Mexicali – San Felipe Highway). Our booth will be located on the main Expo area (booth number 325).
 
If you are attending AGROBAJA, please make sure to stop by our booth, we would be more than happy to greet you.
 
Sincerely,
 
R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers

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Feb
15
2019
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers:

The following is to inform you about the upcoming "President's Day" Holiday Schedule observed Monday, February 18, 2019. 

**** This time US Customs will be open for business on "Regular Schedule" from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ****

Please keep in mind that the below listed commodities will not be allowed entry on this day:
              - Textiles (Northbound/ MX-US)
              - Commodities requiring visa or special permits
              - Hazardous Materials

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices.

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Feb
15
2019
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
Since we have seen several rejects, where the truck must return to Mexico, we hereby remind you that APHIS/USDA has zero tolerance for untreated wooden pallets as per ISPM 15. We continue seeing shipments returned to Mexico when importing goods into the US using pallets:

  • Not properly treated
  • Not visibly marked
  • Using fake unauthorized mark/stamp

Please keep in mind that one single untreated pallet may cause your whole shipment to be rejected and returned to Mexico.
 
Below please find  useful links and attached recommendations and suggestions, which were generated during joint CBP/PPQ/industry WPM outreach panel discussions by members of the import community:

https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/640/ 
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/wood-packaging-material 

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Jan
29
2019
Jan
24
2019
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
We would like to share with you the upcoming Webinars on “Export and HTS Trainings”.These webinars will be presented by The Masters Method Team on the following dates:

1-Day Export Training - Jan 30
2-Day HTS Training - Jan 31 - Feb 1
3-Day HTS & Export Training - Jan 30 - Feb 1

For more information and registration please access the following link:
https://www.mastersmethod.com/live-training-calendar 
 
Sincerely,

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Jan
14
2019
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers:

The following is to inform you about the upcoming "Martin Luther King Day" Holiday Schedule observed Monday, January 21, 2019. 

**** This time US Customs will be open for business on "Regular Schedule" from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ***

Please keep in mind that the below listed commodities will not be allowed entry on this day:
              - Textiles (Northbound/ MX-US)
              - Commodities requiring visa or special permits
              - Hazardous Materials

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices.

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Dec
31
2018
Industry-Wide News



Fourth Quarter Newsletter 2018
 
  • Topics included on this issue

  • U.S. Federal Holidays for Calendar Year 2019

    Section 301 List 3: 10% Duty Rate Officially Delayed until March 2nd 2019

    The new NAFTA: Changes, Updated Rules of Origin and what is next

    FDA Registration Period for Food and Medical Device Facilities will be open from October 1st through December 31st 2018.

    Potential Government Shutdown Guidanc

    2018 Community Service Award to Eduardo Acosta COO of RL Jones

    Paseo de la Fama Tijuana 2018 Recognition to Russell Jones Chairman of RL Jones

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Dec
26
2018
Industry-Wide News

Our RL Jones Chief of Operations Officer Eduardo Acosta, has been awarded for his years of service to the OTAY Mesa Chamber of Commerce.  Lalo was president for four consecutive terms from 2014 to 2017 and as such has become the longest serving President in the OTAY Chambers history.  In this role, he has been recognized for his extraordinary contribution and responsibility on the OTAY Chamber’s success.

Lalo is always current and active on all Trade events and Organizations.

Well deserved recognition, and proudly, key role in our RL Jones family.

These are just some of the many organizations he serves.

  • Board of Index Tijuana
  • Board of the BPP
  • Board of the San Diego Smart Border Coalition
  • Board of the Tijuana EDC.

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Dec
26
2018
Industry-Wide News

Russell Jones honored with an important recognition at the Paseo de la Fama Tijuana 2018

On July 26th 2018, Russell Jones Chairman of RL Jones Group, was recognized in “El Paseo de la Fama Tijuana 2018” among other 2 binationals, and 12 Mexico Nationals, totaling 15 outstanding leaders in different areas receiving this recognition.
 
People honored with this mention must have been recognized Internationally and their work must have helped and made a difference in our society.
We are proud to have leaders deeply respected within our communities, management team, employees and customers.

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Dec
17
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
Below please find a listing of Federal Holidays for Calendar Year 2019. CBP schedules for each Holiday will be notified accordingly.

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Nov
12
2018
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers:

The following is to inform you about the upcoming "Thanksgiving Day Holiday" observed Thursday,
November 22, 2018 US Customs and Border Protection will be CLOSED.

Our Calexico Office and Warehouse will observe this Holiday, therefore will be Closed. Both US
Customs and RL Jones will be OPEN for business and will be usual hours of operations on Friday,
November 23, 2018. 

Please feel free contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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Nov
5
2018
Oct
25
2018
Calexico, CA

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