June 12, 2009
A Trade Alert was sent out earlier this week regarding an important issue that may have a profound affect upon your business. Attached please find sample letters which we request you review and lend your support in the effort to capture the attention of your House Representative, Todd Tiahrt and his Constituent Services Director, Jeremy Wisdom.
FOOD SAFETY BILL TARGETS IMPORTERS AND CUSTOMS BROKERS OR FILERS
A discussion draft of a comprehensive bill, called the “Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009” has been posted calling for registration and payment of an annual fee by importers and customs brokers or filers as a precondition to process imports of FDA-regulated products.
Any violation of this Act may result in suspension or cancellation if the information is not updated or contains false, incomplete or inaccurate information.
For more information please follow the links below:
Committee press release http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1631:waxman-dingell-and-pallone-release-food-safety-enhancement-act-of-2009-draft&catid=122:media-advisories&Itemid=55 .
Committee summary of discussion drafthttp://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090526/fsea_summary.pdf
Text of discussion draft