Breakfast Seminar: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP): Overview and Recommendations for Importers

Topic:
FSVP inspections started in 2017 and will continue to increase. Mr. Valenzuela will provide an overview of the recently-implemented FSVP and its program requirements. Based on completed inspections, he will share some of the inspection results and recommendations for the importing community so that they can be better prepared.

Cost: Free. Includes breakfast and coffee.
Date: November 13, 2018.
Registration & Breakfast: 8:45-9:00 am.
Program: 9:00-10:00 am.
Location: 4400 Hwy 225 E, Suite 200, Deer Park, TX 77536.
RSVP Required to cgomez@txgulf.org by Friday, November 9, 2018.

Speaker:
Michael Valenzuela, Supervisory Investigator
Division of Southwest Imports, Houston RP
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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GHCA members and guests tour port of Houston and container terminal

GHCA Sam Houston Tour

Members and guests of the Greater Houston Coffee Association enjoyed networking and a tour of the port of Houston aboard the M/V Sam Houston on April 25, 2018. The tour left from San Jacinto Battleground, just a few hundred feet from the Battleship Texas, and made its way to Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Barbours Cut, the older of the two Port Houston container terminals, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. GHCA president and Port Houston trade development manager Ricardo Arias narrated the tour, highlighting the history of the port and its container trade.  

The new container cranes at Barbours Cut rise 405 feet high. GHCA guests were able to see them up close on the M/V Sam Houston tour.
GHCA guests hear the history of Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

Registration open for Port of Houston boat tour on April 25!

2017 Dinner Tour Guests

See a part of the Houston Ship Channel few get to experience on this unique M/V Sam Houston Dinner Tour. Unlike most tours on the M/V Sam Houston which focus on the Turning Basin, this tour leaves from the San Jacinto Battlegrounds near the Battleship Texas and passes Barbours Cut, one of the two primary container terminals in Houston. GHCA President Ricardo Arias will narrate the tour, providing insight into Port Houston’s container business and the coffee trade.

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Breakfast Seminar: HCAD Tax Exemption Workshop

Join the GHCA at its first Breakfast Seminar of 2018! Representatives from HCAD (Harris County Appraisal District) will be giving an informative presentation on Harris County’s tax exemption for green coffee. Any company that stores coffee in Houston will benefit from this discussion.

This event is free to attend, but advanced registration is required. Please fill out the form below.

Thank you to Dupuy Storage Houston for sponsoring this event.

Recap: 2017 Annual Luncheon

Modern Coffee World Perks to Preferences

By: Judith Schultz, GHPB

What is happening in the world of coffee? Michael Gaviña, incoming chair of the National Coffee Association (NCA), answered that question at the October 12th luncheon hosted by the Greater Houston Coffee Association in conjunction with the Port Bureau at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport.

Gavina at GHCA Luncheon
Michael Gaviña, incoming chair of the National Coffee Association presents: What’s brewing in the coffee trade?

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