Federal Holidays for 2024

Below is a list of the Federal Holidays for 2024. These are the days that all federal offices are closed. These include FDA, FSIS, as well as CBP Administration offices. Please plan your shipment accordingly if yours are subject to any affected agencies.   2024 Federal Holidays Monday, January 1 New Year’s Day Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Monday, February 19 Washington’s Birtday Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Wednesday, June 19 Juneteenth... Read More

Blaine FDA to Restrict Hours of Operation

The Blaine, WA station of the FDA will restrict its hours of operation from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Merchandise to be examined must arrive by 3:00 p.m. The adjustment of operating hours is temporary, though no date has been provided for resumption of the regular hours. We will update this information as it becomes available from the FDA.  Read More


On Friday 3/20/2020 the Secretary of Homeland Security announced the decision to restrict travel between the US and Canada at land ports of entry and ferry services to “essential travel” only. The restrictions went into effect at 11:59 p.m. EDT on 3/20 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on 4/20/2020. Please click on the link below for the complete text of the announcement. FR Document 2020-06217: Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable... Read More


Advisory of Lane Closure at the Blaine Port of Entry Cargo Facility.   A project to replace an existing primary inspection booth at the CBP Pacific Highway Cargo facility will begin on March 2, 2020, and continue through May 2020.   The project will require the closure of one lane during construction. CBP at Blaine will implement strategies and make every effort to mitigate delays related to the lane closure.   We encourage Customs Brokers, Importers, Freight Forwarders,... Read More

Government Closure on December 24, 2019

On December 17, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order providing for the closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 as a federal holiday.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will operate as a holiday on December 24, 2019. CBP will remain closed through the Christmas Holiday (December 25, 2019) and will reopen for business on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.  Read More

Holiday Hours

Hello everyone! Below is our hours for this holiday season. Please contact us at either orders@sandersbrokerage.us or by phone at 360-332-1778 if you have any questions. Normally, our office hours are Monday  – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.. ***HOLIDAY HOURS*** · We will close the office at 1:00 p.m. PST on Christmas Eve, 12/24 · Our office will be closed throughout the day on Christmas, 12/25 · We will have reduced staff on Boxing Day as that is also a Canadian Holiday,... Read More

Sanders Brokerage is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Our offices will be closed for the US Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen tomorrow, Friday November 29th, at our regular time. We will have limited personnel coming in from time to time to take care of urgent shipments that are arriving today; however, all new business will be conducted upon our return tomorrow. If you have an urgent matter, then please contact us at orders@sandersbrokerage.us, or you can reach our on-call representative at 360-332-1778 option 7. Thank you for... Read More