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U.S. President Authorizes 90-Day Postponement of Duty Payment for Importers Facing Financial Hardship

In a White House Executive Order published on Sunday, April 19, 2020, the United States President authorized “to temporarily extend deadlines, for importers suffering significant financial hardship because of COVID-19,” on estimated duty payments. ELIGIBILITY UNDER FINANCIAL HARDSHIP To qualify, an importer will be considered under significant financial hardship if [...]

2020-04-27T17:49:40+00:00April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Logistics in the Dark as Brexit Approaches

It’s been two years since 51 percent of Britain’s population voted for the separation of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), but little has been done to reassure the community and the world of a “seamless” departure. Commonly referred to as “Brexit,” the decision to leave the [...]

Quarterly Freight Market Overview

Trade & tariffs If you’re a business owner, then chances are you’ve been following as the United States trade agenda sent waves of change across international waters.  After implementing  tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the Administration also announced the first round of additional 25 percent Section 301 tariffs on [...]

25% Tariffs for ‘First Set’ of China Imports

As reported in May, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the list of products from China that will be subject to Section 301 tariffs.  Citing unfair policies and practices related to the transfer of technology and intellectual property rights, the administration released a statement confirming United [...]

2018-08-07T13:41:16+00:00June 15th, 2018|Customs, Import, Shipping News|

The Clock Starts on Air Cargo Advance Screening Interim Rule

Published and effective June 12, 2018 the Air Cargo Advanced Screening program (ACAS) addresses “ongoing aviation security threats” by enhancing the security of the aircraft and passengers on U.S.-bound flights by enabling U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to perform targeted risk assessments on air cargo prior to the aircraft departure [...]

2019-05-29T15:24:05+00:00June 12th, 2018|Customs, Import, Shipping News|

ILA, USMX Reach 6-Year Contract for East & Gulf Coast Ports

International shippers doing business through America’s East and Gulf Coasts can breathe a little easier as the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX)  await ratification of a tentative six-year master contract.  For importers and exporters, it is a rare sign of stability in a fluctuating [...]

2018-08-07T13:42:01+00:00June 7th, 2018|Freight Market, Shipping News|

Brazil Truckers Win as Economy Stumbles to Recover

Drivers may have been celebrating after a compromise was reached between the Brazilian Association of Truckers, Abcam, and the government, but manufacturers across the country took deep losses.  The 30-day truce comes days after a crippling, nationwide strike that cost the country $9 billion in lost income and damages. While [...]

U.S. Trade Allies Retaliatory Response to Tariffs

Last week, the United States shocked the international trade community by implementing 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum for its closest trading allies, the European Union, Canada, and Mexico.  While the greater culpability of steel and aluminum overcapacity rests with China, the U.S. believes transshipping, currency [...]

2018-08-07T13:42:32+00:00June 4th, 2018|Customs, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News|
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