FDA Biennial Food Facility Registration Now Open

The 2018 Food Facility Registration renewal window is open through December 31, 2018. All FDA food facilities, including foreign based manufacturers/suppliers, must renew their registration or their registration will expire.

Renewal information can be found here.


Increased Enforcement Expected for Section 301 Tariffs

Industry experts are warning importers to expect an increase in communication from Customs in the form of CF28s. Customs will be reviewing entries to ensure there is no loss of expected revenue relating to Section 301 tariffs. We recommend that all importers thoroughly research & document any tariff, origin or value changes.

Navegate is a great resource for maintaining records, allowing you to easily locate entries & retrieve documents if needed. Please reach out to your Account Manager for more information on the Navegate software and how it can help with your import compliance.


GSP Modified

On November 1st, changes to GSP went into effect to modify eligibility for certain commodities from specific countries. Details can be found here.




20 November 2018

Navegate will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Section 301 Tariffs for our clients on December 11th at 9:30 am at our Headquarters in Mendota Heights, MN. If you would like to participate please send a message to [email protected].



December 18th – Deadline to Submit Exclusion Requests for Section 301 List 2 (Annex C) December 31st – Deadline for FDA Food Facility Renewal
January 1st – Section 301 List 3 Tariff Rate Increases to 25%