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Kloosterboer International Forwarding and Alaska Reefer Management Await Ruling on Temporary Restraining Order against U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 2:44am

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Kloosterboer International Forwarding LLC (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management LLC (ARM) presented arguments today to U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Alaska, Sharon L. Gleason, requesting a temporary restraining order to stop a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement action that threatens the ability to supply Alaska seafood to U.S. customers and consumers.

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  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Kloosterboer International Forwarding LLC (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management LLC (ARM) presented arguments today to U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Alaska, Sharon L. Gleason, requesting a temporary restraining order to stop a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement action that threatens the ability to supply Alaska seafood to U.S. customers and consumers.
  • "A ruling in our favor will allow us to immediately resume trucking fish from the cold storage facility in Bayside without the threat of further Customs fines, "said Per Brautaset, President of ARM.
  • Together with its affiliate, Alaska Reefer Management, it contracts high quality, temperature-controlled logistics services from trusted partners on behalf of the Alaska seafood industry and their customers.
  • Alaska Reefer Management LLC, a member of the 360 Quality shipping association, is a private reefer carrierservicing the Alaska seafood industry and other global trades, providing temperature-controlled transportation between ports and terminals specializing in the distribution of conditioned cargoes.

Michael Baker International Names Jake Watson, S.E., National Market Lead for Federal Civilian Programs

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 6:00pm

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Baker International , a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced today that Jake Watson, S.E., has been promoted to National Market Lead for Civilian Programs.

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  • ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Baker International , a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced today that Jake Watson, S.E., has been promoted to National Market Lead for Civilian Programs.
  • "Jake brings 25 years of industry experience to his new leadership role, including 14 years with Michael Baker," said James E. Koch, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President, Federal Programs and Services at Michael Baker International.
  • Mr. Watson joined Michael Baker in 2007 and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Federal Operations.
  • Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services.

Preparing Stakeholders for the Future of the U.S. Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 2:30pm

CTPAT Navigator steers businesses clear of hazards and ensures that they are taking the best route to supply chain security success.

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  • CTPAT Navigator steers businesses clear of hazards and ensures that they are taking the best route to supply chain security success.
  • Learn more about how CT Strategies is helping companies clear the fog around CBP's CTPAT Program and supply chain security requirements.
  • Customs and BorderProtectionand theUniversity of Houston'sBTI Institute, found that "83% of Members have never considered leaving theprogram".
  • As global commerce recovers from the pandemic, trade volumes are expected to increase, keeping customs operations on their toes.

Eisai to Present Abstracts on Oncology Products and Pipeline at ESMO Virtual Congress 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:36am

In March 2018, Eisai and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., through an affiliate, entered into a strategic collaboration for the worldwide co-development and co-commercialization of lenvatinib.

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  • In March 2018, Eisai and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., through an affiliate, entered into a strategic collaboration for the worldwide co-development and co-commercialization of lenvatinib.
  • Eisai positions oncology as a key therapeutic area and is aiming to discover revolutionary new medicines with the potential to cure cancer.
  • This release discusses investigational compounds and investigational uses for FDA-approved products.
  • There is no guarantee that any investigational compounds or investigational uses of FDA-approved products will successfully complete clinical development or gain FDA approval.

CBP Modifies Top Glove Finding: First Finding Modified in 27 Years

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 3:29pm

The original CBP Withhold Release Order (WRO) was implemented on July 15, 2020, andwas merged intothe CBP Findingsubsequentlyissued on March 29, 2021; today's modification lifts the import ban effective September 10, 2021.

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  • The original CBP Withhold Release Order (WRO) was implemented on July 15, 2020, andwas merged intothe CBP Findingsubsequentlyissued on March 29, 2021; today's modification lifts the import ban effective September 10, 2021.
  • Benjamin L. England & Associates' Customs and Trade practice, headed by team leader Ms. Jessica Rifkin , worked diligently with Top Glove and closely with the CBP Forced LaborDivisionto achieve this historic success.
  • No law firm has obtained the modification of a CBP Findingand associated removal ofan import ban since 1994, making this the first such success in 27 years.
  • Ms. Rifkin said, "I am so proud of our Customs and Trade team and our client, Top Glove.

Kloosterboer International Forwarding and Alaska Reefer Management File Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction against U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 12:28am

ANCHORAGE,Ala., Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Kloosterboer International Forwarding LCC (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management LLC (ARM) today filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska, to stop a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement action that threatens the ability to supply Alaska seafood to U.S. customers and consumers.

Key Points: 
  • ANCHORAGE,Ala., Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Kloosterboer International Forwarding LCC (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management LLC (ARM) today filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska, to stop a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement action that threatens the ability to supply Alaska seafood to U.S. customers and consumers.
  • The route has also been the subject of multiple CBP rulings and court decisions that confirm its legality.
  • "We are reeling from crippling penalties, Customs has not been forthcoming to share specifics, and Customs' long-standing guidance tells us we are operating in compliance," said Per Brautaset, President of ARM.
  • Alaska Reefer Management, LLC is a specialized reefer carrier servicing the Alaska seafood industry and other global trades, providing full-service capabilities to transport products port-to-port.

Shortsighted Border Policy Puts Millions With Chronic Disease at Risk of Blood Plasma Shortages

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

This decision also highlights a notable disconnect in communications among the very federal agencies that are working tirelessly to make much needed progress to end this pandemic.

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  • This decision also highlights a notable disconnect in communications among the very federal agencies that are working tirelessly to make much needed progress to end this pandemic.
  • A number of chronic conditions rely on blood plasma and plasma-derived products for treatment, to assist with blood clotting and counter blood loss or other blood volume declines.
  • Given that plasma donations are already down 20 percent because of COVID, this recent change poses considerable concern.
  • The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is an international coalition of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and rising health care costs: chronic disease.

Significant Fraud and Vetting Concerns Exist in Afghanistan Refugee and SIV Programs, Finds New Report from FAIR

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 7:07pm

These include:

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  • These include:
    Our Afghan allies who worked with us and who have already been approved for Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) or who have pending applications.
  • The report notes that advocates are demanding the admission of 50,000 unvetted SIV applicants, and as many as 200,000 Afghans whom we know very little about.
  • There is no reason to rush a meaningful and well executed vetting process prior to allowing entry into the US.
  • With over 3 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests.

VirTra Awarded $24.5 Million DHS IDIQ Contract for U.S. Customs and Border Protection with $1.4 Million Initial Order

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 1:00pm

The contract award has an initial purchase value of approximately $1.4 million and a purchase ceiling of $24.5 million as the maximum amount for supplies and/or services that may be ordered over the life of the contract.

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  • The contract award has an initial purchase value of approximately $1.4 million and a purchase ceiling of $24.5 million as the maximum amount for supplies and/or services that may be ordered over the life of the contract.
  • This $1.4 million order is continued validation of the value our systems provide to our customers, and we are appreciative of our long-standing relationship with the CBP, said Jason Mulcahy, General Manager of VirTra.
  • Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements that we make.
  • All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Markel Announces Investment In Buckner

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 10:14pm

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) and CBP, Inc. ("Buckner") announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire a majority interest in Buckner.

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  • RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) and CBP, Inc. ("Buckner") announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire a majority interest in Buckner.
  • Buckner was established in 1947 in Graham, North Carolina as CP Buckner Steel, by Clyde Preston Buckner to install reinforcing rods used in large concrete projects.
  • "Today Buckner is in a position of strength, and our partnership with Markel adds to that.
  • Through its subsidiary Markel Ventures, Markel makes investments in high-quality businesses.The Markel Venturesbusinesses operate with a high degree of autonomy and have the shared goal of positively contributing to the long-term financial performance of Markel Corporation.