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FDA to Launch Centralized Entry Review Pilot in August

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Food and Drug Administration announced June 18 plans to conduct a centralized entry review pilot program. This pilot will run from Aug. 12 through Nov. 4 and will be limited to the following ports of entry that primarily serve as courier hubs.

- FedEx in Memphis (2095), Oakland (2895), Anchorage (3195), Newark (4671) and Miami (5297)

- DHL Worldwide Express in Riverside (2792), Detroit (2870) and Miami (5296)

- UPS in Ontario, Calif. (2795), Anchorage (3196), Newark (4670) and Miami (5295)

- Los Angeles (2791)

- IBC in Miami (5298)

Under this pilot, entry documents requested by the FDA will be submitted via the Import Trade Auxiliary Communication System. Instructions on how to use ITACS to submit documentation and information can be found here.

The FDA will provide additional details, including contact points and hours of operation, as the start date of the pilot nears. There appears to be no further information about this pilot on the FDA Web site at the present time.

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