The FPAA’s Annual Convention is Just Around the Corner!

2017-11-15T16:27:40+00:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, Site|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Wow! I can’t believe we’re almost there. Autumn is in the air and produce is starting to move, which means it’s time for FPAA’s Fall Convention, and we have a great lineup in store for you. From networking to golf to cuisine to education, there really is something for everyone. Let me walk you through what we’ve [...]

Winter CBP Hours of Operation

2017-12-20T23:09:18+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of Nogales, Commercial Facility will begin winter hours of operation on Monday, October 30, 2017. Both the primary northbound truck gate and Inbound/Export booth for the 2017/2018 winter season will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. CBP gate hours for [...]

FPAA Staff Attends Borderlands Trade and Transportation Technologies Conference

2017-11-15T16:28:44+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

FPAA staff Allison Moore and Erika Dominguez attended the Borderlands Trade and Transportation Technologies Conference on Thursday, October 20th. The conference encouraged communication and connection between key industry, community, and government leaders to learn about new emerging technology in trade and transportation. The conference was composed of various guest speakers, including Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and [...]

McSally Bill to Increase Security and Decrease Wait Times at Ports of Entry Heads to Senate

2017-11-15T16:30:46+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

McSally Bill to Increase Security and Decrease Wait Times at Ports of Entry Heads to Senate Congresswoman’s Ninth Bill to Pass the House will Modernize CBP’s Global Supply Chain Security Program WASHINGTON, DC—The House of Representatives today passed U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation to protect global supply chains against terrorist activity. Her bill reauthorizes and modernizes [...]

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Announces He Won’t Seek Reelection in 2018

2017-11-15T16:31:11+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake announced in remarks on the Senate Floor that he will not be seeking reelection in 2018.  Senator Flake has been a strong advocate for the Nogales produce industry.  The Senator and his staff have worked closely with the FPAA on many important issues for Arizona and the produce industry. Most recently, Senator [...]

North America Produce Food Safety Working Group Meeting at PMA

2017-11-15T16:31:50+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

  During the PMA Fresh Summit the members of the North America Produce Food Safety Working Group met for their biyearly meeting. The food safety agencies of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada briefed the attendees on their food safety regulations. During the meeting it was discussed the work that Mexico and Canada are doing to reach [...]

CBP Migrates Management of Trusted Traveler Programs to New Website

2017-11-15T16:32:19+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Members who are enrolled in trusted traveler programs, such as SENTRI, Global Entry, or others, should be aware that CBP has migrated management of those programs to a new website.  You will need to create an account in the new system in order to continue to manage your trusted traveler memberships.  The information is included below. [...]

FPAA Works With Mexico Calidad Suprema To Educate Growers About FSMA

2017-11-15T16:33:08+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

As part of FPAA’s outreach, during PMA’s Fresh Summit Convention, Mexico Calidad Suprema organized a meeting for FPAA Foreign Affairs Director Georgina Felix  with a group of growers from Mexico to explain the food safety requirements that importers of fresh produce need from their growers in order to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. At [...]

FPAA Attends Ruby Road/Frontage Road Meeting

2017-11-15T16:33:42+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Allison Moore and Scott Vandervoet participated in a meeting with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to discuss updates from the public meeting on alternatives to upgrading Ruby Road, the East and West Frontage Roads, and Rio Rico Drive.  Participants in the meeting talked about the public feedback, analyzed the options again, and discussed next steps. [...]

USDA APHIS Seeking Public Comments on Draft Risk Assessment for Mombin for Consumption from Mexico

2017-10-26T15:38:37+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Below is a bulletin from the USDA Animals and Plant Health Inspection Services The government of Mexico has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of mombin for consumption into the continental United States.  APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that lists potential pests likely to remain on the [...]