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MAR-APR 2019

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54 INSIDER March/April 2019 Program [FSVP]); and 21 CFR 11 Current Good Manufacturing Practice, in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements. Also joining in the nation's efforts to promote effective supply chain transparency is the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP). Attempting to stay current with the challenges of an "evolving trade landscape," the CBP Offi ce of Trade held an all-day "21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF)" public meeting at the U.S. Department of Commerce on March 1, 2019, to give the public an opportunity to comment on certain aspects of this initiative. During the meeting, the agency panel heard comments from importers, brokers and other private sector trade stakeholders regarding "Emerging Roles in the Global Supply Chain; Intelligent Enforcement; Cutting-Edge Technology; Data Access and Sharing; and 21st Century Processes." At the close of the meeting, the CBP panel promised to consider the submitted comments related to intended policy, regulatory and statutory improvements. This action represented a joint "watchdog" effort of products (including dietary supplement ingredients, fi nished supplement and food products) entering the U.S. borders. Transparency with regulatory agencies is the "fi rst line" of supply chain transparency. In 2018, the CBP implemented and deployed the core capabilities of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), the system through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility. FDA's Voluntary Qualifi ed Importer Program (VQIP) is a fee-based program that provides expedited review and import entry of human (and animal) foods into the United States for participating importers. Though the CBP and FDA work in conjunction at the border, the two agencies have separate entry documentation requirements. Compliance with both agencies allows release of the product for entry into the U.S. food supply, according to FDA. "Blockchain" technology is the "new frontier" in traceability and transparency in the food ingredient industry. Imagine having private digital or electronic information distributed within the supply chain, but not 1 !! "4#"!! #"!"# !!3! "!"!&# #!" 1234 1234 '!(!& %$)4 % *+# %!)'2 , %-)%-)!! %*) # .,/( ! #)# 1"!!0 !)2!)'! !!) &4*)! -)3,! 3! #!!! 1! Contract Manufacturing: Supply Chain Transparency Supply Chain Transparency at SupplySide East Dive into the specifi cs of how and where to tell the story of your brand's supply chain transparency efforts presented by Todd Pauli, managing partner, 24 Stories, during the "Tell Me a Story About Supply Chain Transparency" session at SupplySide East in Secaucus, New Jersey, on April 9 at 11:30 a.m., at the Presentation Theater. Scan Here

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