2002N-0278 - Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Extension of Comment Period
FDA Comment Number : EC503
Submitter : Mr. Melvin Schwechter Date & Time: 07/28/2004 06:07:04
Organization : Customs and International Bar Association
International Association
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Issue Areas/Comments
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA), a bar association consisting of attorneys practicing primarily in the area of customs and international trade law, strongly supports national efforts to reduce the risks of bioterrorism. However, we urge that FDA continue to seek a balance between the need for additional security measures and the need to facilitate international trade. We also strongly urge FDA to seek greater coordination with the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection in the implementation of the prior notice rule.