World Trade Consultants

Importing VitaminsGovernment agencies matters like FDA, USDA, CBP, EPA, FCC, FTC are handled by our consulting personnel includes: Customs and Border Protection, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection. Service contracts; advice on the preparation of shipping documentation; cargo loss and damage claims; surety bonds Advice; cargo release and delivery disputes; governmental investigations of tariff filing, petition and protest, freight forwarder activities; other entities before federal agencies; advice on the transportation of materials; state and federal regulatory compliance for shippers, forwarders, and carriers; and other admiralty-related matters.

We also provide training and seminars to clients and their insured on proper shipping documentation, invoices, limitation of liability , forum selection clauses, and other protections designed to minimize liabilities. Trainings starts with a plan for success at the beginning and consistently. Setting up a compliance program can make decisions on where in the company to place the compliance program. We are recognized for our great efforts delivering answer and corrections, cost-effective consultation. We've accomplished over 20 years of experience, with Benny Diaz a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.

CustomsWTCI has over 20 years of combined experience in issues such as:
· Devise Listing
· 510k Submissions
. Cosmetic Compliance
· Food and Dietary Supplement Compliance including label assessments
· FDA or USDA Delay of Shipments
· FDA Import Alerts Petition
· FDA Detention or Refusal Appeal
· Alcohol Tobacco and Tax Trade Bureau compliance
· CBP Liquidated Damages Claims
· FDA Warning Letters or a FD-483
· Logistic Movement of Cargo in Export and Import
· Tobacco permits and license submission for Federal and State
· Alcohol permits and license Submission for Federal and State
. Compliance and filings rulings
. Cargo Damage Claims
· Submission to USDA for Specific permits to enter product into the U.S.
· PMA (Pre-Market Approval) Submissions

What can we do?

Our broad experience and concentration in the areas of Import and Export: Logistics means that we are already familiar with the issues and problems our clients commonly encounter. This enables us to quickly gather and assimilate relevant facts and render superior, creative solutions and consultation.

Important News: Products manufactured on or after November 12, 2008 importer, manufacturer and private labeler conformity certifications must accompany each product contained within each shipment.

ImportsThe Consumer Product Safety Act was enacted in 1972 by the United States Congress. It established the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission as an independent agency of the United States federal government and defined its basic authority. The act gives CPSC the power to develop safety standards and pursue recalls for products that present unreasonable or substantial risks of injury or death to consumers. It also allows CPSC to ban a product if there is no feasible alternative. CPSC has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 different products. The CPSA excludes from CPSC's jurisdiction those products that expressly lie in another federal agency's jurisdiction, for example food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, tobacco products, firearms and ammunition, motor vehicles, pesticides, aircraft, and boats. These products may fall under the purview of agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The CPSA is codified at 15 U.S.C. § 20512084. Federal regulations associated with the act are at Title 16 CFR parts 1101 through 1406. These regulations are numerous and include such laws as the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), safety standards for such products as bicycles and cigarette lighters, a ban on lead in paint, and a rule concerning size requirements for toys that could be choking hazards for young children.

On 2008-07-30, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 became effective. Among other provisions, its Section 219 (15 U.S.C. 2051) protects whistleblowers who take certain actions to raise concerns about consumer product safety. Those who believe they suffered unlawful retaliation for raising such concerns have 180 days to file a written complaint with OSHA seeking statutory remedies.

Important Websites:
Customs Border Protection
Food and Drugs
Environmental Protection agency
United States Department of Agriculture