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Success Stories for California Businesses
Thomas Products (TPI) of Madera specializes in animal feed nutritional
supplements which are exported via rail, car, or truck. Mexican Customs was
demanding multiple certificates for shipments sent to Mexico. Congressman
George Radanovich's (CA19) office suggested the company reach out to the CS office in Bakersfield. The CS researched the issue with the U.S. FDA and determined that Mexican Customs was requesting too many certificates.
CS Bakerfield enlisted the help of CS Mexico, who contacted local U.S. and Mexican Agriculture Departments to act as intermediaries in the case. As a result, TPI was able to get the $75,000 shipment released from customs.
Pelco Inc. of Clovis develops and manufactures video security systems and equipment. Turkish Customs said Pelco's products and packaging needed CE marks to clear Customs. Pelco worked closely with the CS in Ankara, Turkey, whose officials discussed the issue with the Turkish under Secretary of Foreign Trade. It was confirmed that it was not mandatory to have CE marks on both the packaging and product. CS Ankara relayed this information to Pelco, and the shipment went through customs.
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