What could be possible implications of the current U.S. federal government shut-down on trade and customs activities?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted a statement on the CBP website:
Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on January 19, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.
An informal communication from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that certain FDA import operations will remain operational including FDA “prior notice” review, entry processing, sampling / examination of high risk shipments, and compliance activities. The FDA communication provided that for any entry-related issues:
For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:
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