eManifest Enforcement at the Blaine Port of Entry

Hello: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)- Blaine Port of Entry has announced that they will begin to enforce the correct piece count and time of filing requirements for eManifests. The quantity on the eManifest must be the smallest external packaging units (i.e. cartons, bundles, etc). They will no longer accept the number of pallets as a valid piece count. Also, 1 truckload will not count as well. If you have a shipment in bulk, then use  the weight in kilograms or pounds (we convert the weight... Read More

Closed Memorial Day

Hello: Please note  that our office will be closed on Monday 5/29/2023 for the US Memorial Day holiday. We will have a skeleton staff to take care of entries, but will not be able to conduct any new business on that day. We will reopen at our regular time on Tuesday 5/30/2023. Also, please be aware that federal offices are closed that day as well, including FDA and FSIS inspections.  Read More

Micromobility warnings – e-scotters – scooters – e-bicycles – e-unicycles

We supply this post and PDF document in support of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and their efforts to warn the public, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailes of the need for “Micromobility Devices” to conform to UL (Underwriters Laboratory) standards.  Our governement is warning us, that lacking UL conformity users run the risk of injuries and deaths from micromobility device fires.  Additionally, it is required that manufacturers, importers, distributors, and... Read More

Change in Blaine FDA hours

The Blaine station of the FDA announced a change in their operating hours beginning September 7, 2022. The new hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding Holidays. The changes will remain in effect until we are notified otherwise.  Read More

Travelers Entering the United States (Land /Ferry ports) – Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Customs has provided the following information regarding land border and ferry passengers, requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the USA.  Effective date on this is January 22, 2022.  Please read on: WASHINGTON – Beginning on January 22, 2022, DHS will require non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and... Read More

Holiday Office Hours

Hello: Below is our office hours for the Holiday Season 2021. Please plan accordingly. We will have an on-call representative during the hours when our office is closed to take emergency calls. Friday 12/24/21: Closing at 12:00 p.m. Monday 12/28/21 – Thursday 12/30/21: Open (limited staff on Monday) Friday 12/31/21: Closing at 12:00 p.m. Monday 1/3/22: Open with limited staff Tuesday 1/4/22: Open regular hours   We here at Sanders Brokerage Services would like to with you and yours a... Read More


UPDATE  (JUNE 14TH, 2021) No More ‘UNK’ for FDA Entries in July 2022 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told NCBFAA Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) members that use of the term “UNK” (representing “unknown”) will not be allowed for food imports in place of a valid DUNS number for in the Unique Facility Identifier field for the FSVP importer, starting July 2022. The agency has already started targeted outreach by sending emails to customs brokers and importers... Read More


FORCED LABOR: We ask you to take immediate notice of a situation certainly not new, known as “FORCED LABOR”.  CBP – U.S. CONGRESS and other NON-GOVERNMENT stakeholders are pushing hard trying to stop the proliferation of the utilization of FORCED LABOR throughout the globe.  What has brought this to the forefront is the findings in the Xinjiang region of China where situations have found that FORCED LABOR is being used in the production and harvesting of Cotton.  The basic legal provision... Read More

Section 301 China Exclusions – Cautionary Warning

As most will recall, the U.S.A., has been involved in a very large trade war with China under the Section 301 provisions of our regulations, amounting in additional Tariffs, from 7.5% up to and including 25% (additional duty’s).  A large number of “EXCLUSIONS” were issued throughout the years, some as resent as September of 2020 reduced these additional duties.  We caution all importers and ask that you be aware that many, and most likely all, of those exclusions (which granted... Read More

U.S. Thanksgiving Day Holiday

As a reminder, Thursday 11/26/2020 is the U.S. Thanksgiving Day Holiday. To celebrate this day, Sanders Brokerage Services will close its office and allow the employees to be with their families. We will re-open for business on Friday 11/27/2020 at our regular time. Please plan new business accordingly. Please contact us at 360-332-1778, or by e-mail at orders@sandersbrokerage.us, with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your consideration and stay safe!  Read More