Q:Types of US Government Agencies---EPA
A:The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. EPA is responsible for the inspection and certification for diesel/gasoline engine equipment, retail automotive parts, gas, water treatment equipment, drinking water, pesticides, etc.
A:UL LLC is a global safety certification company approved to perform safety testing by the U.S. federal agency Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is an independent, non-profit, professional organization that tests for public safety.
A:ETL SEMKO (formerly Electrical Testing Laboratory) is a division of Intertek Group plc specializing in electrical product safety testing, EMC testing, and benchmark performance testing.
Q:Difference between UL And ETL Listed
A:UL and ETL are both what are called Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL). Both UL and ETL are US non-mandatory safety certification. Certification charges of ETL listed is much lower than UL, generally, only half of Certification charges of UL. You can save more testing fee for choosing ETL listed. It also spends much shorter for ETL listed certification than UL. In special cases, ETL can issue certificates first and then conduct factory inspections.
Q:VACIS Exam (Vehicle and Cargo Inspection Systems Exam)/ Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII)/ X-Ray Exam
A:Using a gamma ray imaging systems to examine the container's, contents without breaking the seal. VACIS, NII & X-ray exam are usually done either at the pier or at another location in the port complex. 70% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:Tailgate Exam/ Backdoor Exam/ Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET)
A:Customs or another government agency opens the back of the container and looks in without handling the cargo. These exams are looking for anything suspicious that may necessitate an intensive exam. 50% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:CET Exam (Contraband Enforcement Team)/ A-TCET Exam (Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team) = Intensive Exam/ Examination Notice (Stop Sign)
A:Physical examination of any import entering the territory of the US. Should importer become subject to a CET Exam/ Intensive Exam/ A-TCET you can expect that it will be transported to a Customs Examination Station (CES) and undergo an actual hands on physical inspection & x-rays. It may requires complete unloading and staging of the shipment for piece by piece examination of the cargo. CBP is looking for illegal cargo, smuggling, weapons of mass destruction, & other contraband. Many times narcotics dogs and X-ray machines are implemented in searching for items that are not allowed into the US. i.e., drugs, weapons, other suspicion & Etc. 50% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:MET Exam (Manifest Examination Team)/ (Compliance Exam)/ Invoice/ Proforma Invoice/ Commercial Invoice Exam
A:Team of U.S. Customs officials that examine invoices and packing lists on a random basis, it could led to other exam. Most common problems is under-invoicing true value on the commercial invoice to submit to Customs and by lowing the duty/ tax that need to be paid. 70% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:Emergency Action Notifications (EAN)
A:(FDA, EPA/DOT, USDA, Lacey-Act, other Government Agencies Exam): Fumigating Exam 25% of the time, it will lead to OTHER exam.
Q:Compilation of Existing State Truck Size and Weight Limit Laws
A:Reported from Federal Highway Administration, U.S Department of Transportation.
The scope of this report captures the current structure of existing truck size and weight limit laws from all 50 States and the District of Columbia.