Calexico, CA


Dec
24
2019
Dec
6
2019
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
Please be aware that we have been notified of several monetary penalties for rejected shipments issued by the CBP Agriculture Department for not complying with the 7 CFR 319.40 on marking and/or the lack of treatment in wood packaging.
 
Below are some of the reasons for penalties generated by CBP/AQI local port.

  • Not properly treated/fumigated
  • Not legible marked/stamp
  • Using fake or unauthorized mark/stamp

Please keep in mind that one single untreated pallet or illegible mark may cause your whole shipment to be rejected and returned to Mexico. We remind you that according to the regulations already established by APHIS / USDA there is zero tolerance or exceptions on marking or untreated wooden pallets.
 
Below please find  useful links and attached recommendations, suggestions and the CSMS, 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 
 
CSMS# 17-000612 - UPDATED WOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL PENALTY GUIDANCE


Feel free to contact us for any questions or comments. 
Compliance.clx@rljones.com

Sincerely,

RL Jones

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Oct
22
2019
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
Attached please find a brief summary of Calexico CBP/SAT Working Group-Binational Meeting held on Thursday October 10th, 2019. 

We highly encourage you to participate in these meetings since they allow you to share any challenges or situations affecting your Imports and/or Exports. They are scheduled every 3 months and are held typically the 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Next meeting has been tentatively scheduled for January 09th, 2020. We will notify you in advance once the date is confirmed.
 
Sincerely,

RL Jones

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Jul
18
2019
Calexico, CA

Dear Friend and Customer,

    The following notice is a reminder that there are certain agricultural products that are prohibited and others that may require an import permit issued by the United Stated Department of Agriculture to be entered into the USA.


If a shipment is subject to inspection by the local department of agriculture and you do not possess an import permit, or it does not clearly state the product being imported, and it is subject to such requirement, the shipment will be subject to rejection.

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May
20
2019
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers:

The following is to inform you about the upcoming " Memorial Day " Holiday Schedule observed Monday, May 27, 2019. U.S. Customs will be open for business and will follow the holidays schedule from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (Northbound), and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Southbound).  

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