Trade and Customs Updates
International Collaboration on Food Safety a Priority for FDA
In a newly published edition of Conversations with Experts, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focuses on the importance of its engagement with international organizations on critical food safety topics. In the conversation, the authors
from the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) describe the organizations and the objectives of the FDA’s engagement with each to help strengthen the global food safety system, to ensure safe and fair trade in food and to encourage the harmonization of science-based food safety standards.
Among the organizations highlighted is the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC), an organization with whom the FDA has a long history of involvement. In the conversation, the authors discuss the FDA’s leadership in APEC and its involvement in the upcoming suite of food safety meetings in Detroit, Michigan, May 15-19, including Whole Genome Sequencing and the FDA’s work to promote the adoption of international standards and important areas of food safety modernization, such as outbreak prevention, innovation, and traceability, among others.
Authors are Julie Moss, Director of the Office of International Engagement, Eric Stevens and Kelly McCormick, International Policy Analysts in the Office of International Engagement.
CBP Invites Public Comments for Discussion at Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum
Per the notice posted on C.B.P.’s website “U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a reminder for public comments in anticipation of the upcoming Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum, an event designed to solicit and share ideas related to green trade innovation and incentivization of
clean and sustainable supply chains. The public comment period closes Monday, May 22. The agency published a Federal Register Notice on April 21 announcing the event, which seeks to engage the public in the implementation of CBP’s Green Trade Strategy.”
“CBP welcomes comments and participation from a wide range of environmentally conscious organizations and individuals, including chief sustainability officers in the trade industry, non-governmental organizations, environmental researchers and academia, government agencies and other sustainability-focused entities.”
For more information, including how to submit public comments and/or, showcase proposals and register to attend, review the Federal Register Notice.
Trade and Customs Reminders & Events
U.S. Regulation of Food Ingredients and Considerations for Infant Formula
This event will provide stakeholders with information on regulatory requirements and considerations for infant formula ingredients.
Public Meeting: Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetic Products
The purpose of the listening session is to consult cosmetics manufacturers, including smaller businesses, contract manufacturers, consumer organizations, and other experts to inform FDA’s efforts in developing regulations to establish good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for facilities that manufacture, or process cosmetic products distributed in the United States.
Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI) Annual Conference
Federal law authorizes the FDA to collect user fees to fulfill its mission of promoting and protecting public health. This session will look at how the FDA advances programs through user fees support.
U.S. Regulation of Food Contact Substances and Considerations for Infant Formula Packaging
This event will inform stakeholders about regulatory requirements and considerations for infant formula packaging.
5th Annual Geodis Trade Symposium
Join leading experts from GEODIS, attorneys, and government officials on June 8, 2023, at the Union League at Liberty Hill. Network with peers, gain valuable industry insights and discover the latest solutions in the field during interactive panels and breakout sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and stay up to date on the current hot customs and trade topics.