Navigating the FDA and CBP Regulatory Seafood Import Landscape


Importing seafood into the United States involves navigating multiple tiers of regulation from government bodies like the Food and Drug Administration and Customs and Border Protection. Benjamin England, founding member and CEO of FDAImports and Benjamin L. England & Associates, will discuss his firm’s Customs and Trade Legal Team's latest historic achievement of obtaining a modification on a CBP finding; banning the import of certain goods due to forced labor, a first since 1994. He will also discuss recent FDA practices regarding testing and retesting imported seafood including FDA’s guidance mandating sampling plans to recondition shipments where prior testing of a portion of the shipment has shown violations. Please join England as he outlines some of the seafood industry's current challenges and what to expect in the coming months.