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Everything you need to know about Amazon

Everything you need to know about Amazon

The Beginning Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 because he regretted not investing in the Internet Business boom. Before it was Amazon it was known as Cadabra and Relentless both were considered too sinister or abstract. Amazon was the settled name because he wanted...

A Retrospective on the Panama Canal

A Retrospective on the Panama Canal

The Recent Article There was an article recently that showcased the Chief of the Panama Canal reflecting on the previous year after the expansion. Of the points he spoke about, he touched upon the $5.5 billion expansion and the results of the expansion. His Major...

Importing Medical Devices

Importing Medical Devices

Why does it matter? There are two important points to know about when importing medical devices. First, medical devices must comply with every standard of normal importation except you must also file the belongings in what is known as an MDR. Second, if the medical...

What happens to Decommissioned Container ships?

What happens to Decommissioned Container ships?

How are Container Ships Commissioned? Ships are commissioned for work after they have been rigorously tested and inspected. This can be anything from warships being dubbed battle ready or cargo ships shown to be structurally sound. These tests are known as sea trials...

How to Enforce FSVP with your Exporters

How to Enforce FSVP with your Exporters

Personally Inspecting the Food Products No matter where the products come from, two steps must be followed every time: First, the Importer must assume the role of an FSV, next they must follow the ACE system. The Role of an FSV – The role of an FSV simply means that...

How to Prepare for FSVP Inspections

How to Prepare for FSVP Inspections

What needs to be done to be FSVP Compliant When you are working to be FSVP Compliant, you need to follow these three steps. 1) You need to talk to your customer and supplier to protect your assets and relationships. 2) Register with the FDA to expand your relationship...

What is FSVP? Everything You Need to Know

What is FSVP? Everything You Need to Know

What is FSVP? FSVP is the international trade law that has been passed under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA, read more about it here.) FSVP is known as the Foreign Supplier Verification Program. This is a set of programs that are in place to validate and...

What is the FSMA?

What is the FSMA?

What is the FSMA? “The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus...

What has changed since the Panama Canal Expansion?

What has changed since the Panama Canal Expansion?

Why expand the Panama Canal? The Panama Canal has been vital for international trade since it’s creation in the early 1900’s. While it has been incredibly useful, it has since needed an upgrade. Between the increase in international trade and the development of larger...

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