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From U.S. new legislation on food safety

On January 4, 2011 the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (H.R. 2751) has been approved in the United States. The new legislation amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, reinforcing the safety requirements for the food supplies in the Country and enhancing the powers of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The main purpose of the new law is to avoid that unsafe food will cause damages to the health of the US citizens and reduce the risk of food outbreaks inside the Country.

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Dichiarazioni Sommarie di Entrata, nelle FAQ nuovo approfondimento

Per leggere l'approfondimento in questione si rinvia all'apposita sezione delle Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

ICS: new obligations from January, but not for all

Starting from the 1th January 2011, the new obligations arising from the ICS project (Import Control System, see our article) will enter into force. Operators shall therefore be obliged to transmit to the customs offices a set of "security data" concerning imported goods prior to their introduction in the EU territory.
The Community customs legislation foresees that all goods destined to be introduced in the customs territory of the European Union (except in limited cases), will be covered by an "Entry Summary Declaration" (or “ENS”), to be lodged at the customs office of first arrival in the EU territory, irrespective from the place of their final destination and before that goods are materially introduced inside the customs territory of the EU. The relevant timeframe varies according to the selected mode of transport.

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New book on the AEO

The new book: "Authorized Economic Operator: the Italian and the International experience on customs audit and trade security", is now available in the main Italian bookstores. The book is co-authored by Danilo Desiderio and Ettore Sbandi, official of the Italian Customs Administration, responsible of the Office Risk Analysis and customs audit/AEO of Milan. The book is part of a series of professional publications titled "Customs and International Trade" of the Centre for Studies and Services of the Italian Council of Customs Brokers, realized by Giappichelli Editions.

For further details, click here. On the web site of the Editor is possible to download an excerpt of the book.

Proceedings of the International Customs Conference of Shanghai available on line

Proceedings of the International Customs Conference of Shanghai (1th to 2nd September 2010), are available on the web site of the EU Commission. Reaching a balance between the objectives of trade facilitation, on one side, and the need to safeguard the security of citizens, to protect the intellectual property rights and combat illicit trade, on the other side, is one of the main topics on which the debate has focused. Ample space has been also dedicated to new forms of partnership between economic operators and Customs, as well as on the future of the EU-China relations.

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