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2 Day Seminar on Coping with FDA Import Delays, including COVID-19, Expedited Imports and Detentions (August 12-13, 2021) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:53pm

The "Coping with FDA Import Delays, including COVID-19, Expedited Imports and Detentions" training has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Coping with FDA Import Delays, including COVID-19, Expedited Imports and Detentions" training has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The FDA continues to change its import program to better manage new problems and to use new procedures to make the whole process easier.
  • The FDA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are relying more and more on computer programs to expedite the import process.
  • If you fail to correctly use new import procedures and programs, you will be operating under an expensive disadvantage.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Selects Leidos for Multi-Energy Portal Inspection Contract

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

b'RESTON, Va., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE 500 science and technology leader, was awarded a prime contract by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide Multi-Energy Portal (MEP) systems for non-intrusive inspection (NII) of commercial vehicles at land and sea ports of entry.

Key Points: 
  • b'RESTON, Va., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE 500 science and technology leader, was awarded a prime contract by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide Multi-Energy Portal (MEP) systems for non-intrusive inspection (NII) of commercial vehicles at land and sea ports of entry.
  • The multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a total value of $480 million.
  • We are proud to provide this critical non-intrusive inspection technology and assist CBP as they increase screening on over 22 million containers a year.
  • Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.

Smiths Detection awarded U.S. Customs and Border Protection contract for drive-through X-ray inspection portals

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

b'Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today announces it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Key Points: 
  • b'Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today announces it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • The system also validates the shipping manifest, further reducing the need for time intensive manual checks.\nEquipped with a high-energy linear accelerator, the HCVP\xe2\x84\xa2Z60 provides advanced imaging performance and reliable detection of objects, even those hidden or concealed behind dense or heavy materials, with greater than 12 inches of steel penetration.
  • A single scan can provide rapid results, allowing for a high throughput of over 100 vehicles per hour.\nThis contract builds on the extensive deployment of this technology by Smiths Detection, with the successful installation of 80 HCVP \xe2\x84\xa2Z60 units to date globally.\nShan Hood, President of Smiths Detection Inc., said: \xe2\x80\x9cOur HCVP \xe2\x84\xa2Z60 is designed to meet the demands of the most complex security environments.
  • With the deployment of this system at Laredo in Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will have the capabilities to efficiently identify and intercept threats and contraband without inhibiting the flow of goods.\xe2\x80\x9d\nAs with Smiths Detection\xe2\x80\x99s IDIQ contract with CBP for rail cargo inspection solutions, this agreement allows for additional orders of the HCVP\xe2\x84\xa2Z60 under a single contract over five years.\nSmiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security markets.

Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute issues statement in response to US CBP findings to antidumping and countervailing orders

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 5:57pm

Blue Star Casting of Glendale California and Lino International Inc. of Flushing New York have been evading U.S. antidumping and countervailing orders on cast iron soil pipe and fittings from China by claiming that their imports had been produced in Cambodia by Hicreek Plumbing Co., Ltd.

Key Points: 
  • Blue Star Casting of Glendale California and Lino International Inc. of Flushing New York have been evading U.S. antidumping and countervailing orders on cast iron soil pipe and fittings from China by claiming that their imports had been produced in Cambodia by Hicreek Plumbing Co., Ltd.
    U.S. CBP has found that two importers of cast iron soil pipe have been evading U.S. antidumping & countervailing orders.
  • CBP found that Hicreek was set up by Chinese pipe and fittings exporters to disguise the origin of the products.
  • CBP also discovered that Lino set up an additional shell corporation in New York in an attempt to hide from CBP further imports from Hicreek.
  • "We applaud U.S. Customs and Border Protection for their hard work and diligent efforts to stop cheating and evasion of U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties on cast iron soil pipe and fittings from China," stated David Parney, Executive Director of the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute ("CISPI").

Unissant Awarded $182.3 Million Vetting Workflow Processing Services Contract to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 2:32pm

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Unissant a $182.3 million contract to provide Vetting Workflow Processing Services for the Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD), a component of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Key Points: 
  • HERNDON, Va., Nov. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Unissant a $182.3 million contract to provide Vetting Workflow Processing Services for the Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD), a component of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • This contract was competitively awarded under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) CIO-SP3 Small Business Government Wide Acquisition Vehicle.
  • Under this program, Unissant will provide a full range of operations and maintenance support for the CBP TASPD ATS Passenger Vetting suite of computer and software applications.
  • Unissant is a data-driven & cyber security services provider with expertise in healthcare and health IT, national security, finance, and energy.

Axon Partners with U.S. Customs & Border Protection to Support Agents with Body Cameras & Digital Evidence Management System

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:30pm

Axon Evidence is a US General Services Administration FedRAMP-Authorized cloud-based digital evidence management solution available to federal law enforcement.

Key Points: 
  • Axon Evidence is a US General Services Administration FedRAMP-Authorized cloud-based digital evidence management solution available to federal law enforcement.
  • The Axon Incident-Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS) will provide additional documentation during enforcement incidents and provide invaluable evidence to support Agents as they do their job.
  • These cameras will also provide a layer of transparency that benefits both the Agents and the public.
  • "We look forward to continuing our support of the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection."

SMITHS DETECTION WINS CONTRACT WITH U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION FOR RAIL CARGO INSPECTION SOLUTIONS

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

Smiths Detection has been awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide HCVT advanced X-ray scanners for use at US railway checkpoints at both the northern and southern borders.

Key Points: 
  • Smiths Detection has been awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide HCVT advanced X-ray scanners for use at US railway checkpoints at both the northern and southern borders.
  • The HCVT is a side-view, high-energy X-ray inspection scanner used to screen moving rail cars and wagons for dangerous or illegal cargo.
  • Shan Hood, President of Smiths Detection Inc., said: Smiths Detections HCVT gives U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers 24/7 capabilities to intercept dangerous goods and contraband transported throughout the U.S. by rail.
  • Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security markets.

VirTra Receives $863,000 Order from Customs and Border Protection

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

(NASDAQ:VTSI) (VirTra), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has received an order from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for simulation training products and services, including new, drop-in recoil kits, valued at $863,000.

Key Points: 
  • (NASDAQ:VTSI) (VirTra), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has received an order from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for simulation training products and services, including new, drop-in recoil kits, valued at $863,000.
  • The order from CBP is part of an existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • VirTra anticipates recognizing revenues from this new $863,000 delivery order before the end of 2020.
  • Customs and Border Protection has been a VirTra client for many years, and its always encouraging to see long-standing customers, who understand the value of our products and services, enhance their training capabilities with new orders, said Jason Mulcahy, General Manager of VirTra.

Elbit Systems of America's intelligent autonomous trailer-mounted surveillance towers selected by CTTSO, CBP

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 11:00am

Elbit Systems of America meets these requirements by delivering two variants of intelligent and autonomous trailer-mounted surveillance tower systems, which will reduce operator workload and increase situational awareness and safety.

Key Points: 
  • Elbit Systems of America meets these requirements by delivering two variants of intelligent and autonomous trailer-mounted surveillance tower systems, which will reduce operator workload and increase situational awareness and safety.
  • In late 2019, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) selected the company's Intelligent Trailer Mounted Surveillance Tower solution for use along the U.S. southern border.
  • In April 2020, the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) selected Elbit Systems of America's Autonomous Relocatable Surveillance Tower system for future deployment by U.S.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd., its logo, brand, product, service and process names appearing in this Press Release are the trademarks or service marks of Elbit Systems Ltd. or its affiliated companies.

Auto Parts Importer Settles Customs Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits for $8 Million

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

CWD, a California-based company, is one of the largest distributors of aftermarket brake and chassis parts in North America.

Key Points: 
  • CWD, a California-based company, is one of the largest distributors of aftermarket brake and chassis parts in North America.
  • Mr. Hawk's complaint alleged that CWD concealed a decade-long tariff misclassification of imported brake pads from U.S. Customs and Border Protection(CBP).
  • In this case, Mr. Hawk and another whistleblower will receive an award of approximately $1.5 million.
  • I am pleased that because of my actions, the government recovered $8 million that rightfully belongs to the U.S. taxpayers.