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USTR Aims to Finish TPP Legal Scrub Within One Month, Says Froman

Lawyers with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are working to scrub and finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership legal text in order to release that document to the public within 30 days, said USTR Michael Froman in an interview with … Subscribe to Read >>

Kosher Processing Doesn't Satisfy Transformation Requirement Under Israel FTA, Says CBP

Fish caught and processed into tuna loins in Thailand is considered a product of that country despite further kosher processing in Israel, CBP said in a further review of protest ruling (here). The importer, Galil Importing, asked CBP to … Subscribe to Read >>

Top ITT Articles You May Have Missed from Last Week

International Trade Today is providing readers with some of the top stories for Oct. 5-9 in case they were missed. Subscribe to Read >>

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FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Rule Will Create 'Paradigm Shift' for Importers, FDA Officials Tell Congress

Top Food and Drug Administration officials pledged to move forward with the agency's rollout of Food Safety Modernization Act in lock step with court-ordered deadlines, during testimony to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Sept. 16. Acting FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff and Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor urged public scrutiny of the rollout, saying the agency fully backs FSMA as the primary route to decrease still-prevalent pathogens in U.S. food supply. … Read More >>

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