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CPSC Import Surveillance Ongoing

The Consumer Products Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Office of Import Surveillance (EXIS) works directly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to identify and examine imported shipments of consumer products.

There are no pre-filing requirements for products subject to the CPSC purview.  Additionally, there is not a list of HTSUS numbers for reference.  However, it is important to note that should a shipment contain products that the CPSC is interested in, CPSC will flag the entry and request that compliance documentation is electronically provided to CBP.

If CPSC issues a Notice of Violation, the notice will advise companies of the violation and of the nature of the necessary corrective action, which may include a recall, stop sale, or correction of production.

The CPSC has established a business education webpage that includes for various consumer products.  If your company sells consumer products into the United States, please take time to review this webpage for any guidelines specific to your products.

If you have questions regarding the CPSC processes please contact our Transition team at 716.260.1580 option 4 or email transitionus@willsonintl.com

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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