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New Regs for SP Shipments to China

Any cargo (by air or sea) that left the United States after August 5 destined for Chinese ports is now required to provide proof of disinsection. The U.S. is one of 40 countries, including Mexico and Brazil, now subject to the new requirements, an effort to combat the international spread of Zika. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has provided the background and important updates on China’s requirements for shipments from Zika-infected countries; click here to review.  This August 19 update also includes answers to frequently asked questions and a template for the disinsection treatment certificate format.

One important note: “The disinsection requirement (and therefore the proof of disinsection) applies to the container or vessel, NOT to the goods being shipped. Therefore, if the entire vessel can provide proof, in the form of a certificate, that the vessel is free of mosquitoes, then no additional inspection needs to be carried out.”

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More Sponsors for Annual Meeting

Six more companies have signed up to sponsor SFPA’s 2016 Annual Meeting, to be held October 19-21 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia.

KDS Windsor and Lucidyne Technologies are now Gold Sponsors, hosting tabletop exhibits at four agenda events: two receptions, a breakfast and a lunch. Other exhibitors at those events include REA JET, Joe Scan and Autolog. Hyster Company will also be exhibiting, plus sponsoring the afternoon break during the General Session.  Click here for profiles of all sponsors.

“SFPA appreciates the generous support of our sponsors,” noted Tami Kessler SFPA’s executive director. “The meeting agenda provides plenty of time for companies to interact with attendees over the course of two days,” she added. Click here for more information about the limited exhibit and sponsorship offerings that remain available.

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Reserve a Room for Annual Meeting

September 19 is the hotel cutoff date for reserving a room at the Williamsburg Lodge, site of SFPA’s 2016 Annual Meeting to be held October 19-21 in Williamsburg, Virginia.  FOR RESERVATIONS, call toll-free 800/261-9530 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm EST) by September 19 and mention SFPA’s booking code: 41611.

The rate is $169 for a Superior Room (located in the historic south building; rooms are smaller than the Deluxe Rooms). The rate is $199 for Deluxe Rooms. Rates are for single or double occupancy (plus taxes – currently 11% and $2 per room/night occupancy tax).

Rates will apply three days before and after the meeting dates (subject to availability), for those attendees wanting to extend their stay.

Agenda & Registration Form   •   Exhibits & Sponsorship Information
THANKS to our Sponsors!

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