Olga Lyakhovetskaya

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USTR Announces Additional Section 301 Exclusions, Importers Urged to Apply for Retroactive Refunds

The Office of the United States Trade Representative published a notice of additional product exclusions and technical amendments for Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports. The notice covers 437 specific product exclusions (1,170 filed requests), clarifies the application of double tariffs for sets, and creates a unified beginning and expiration for [...]

2019-09-19T13:51:52+00:00September 19th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

FMC Seeks Industry Comment for a Proposed Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention

After years of consideration, on September 13, 2019, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Federal Register Notice “seeking public comment on its interpretation of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving, handling, storing, [...]

2019-09-15T23:23:08+00:00September 15th, 2019|Domestic, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

15 Day Delay for Oct. 1 Section 301 Tariff Increase on Chinese Imports

On Wednesday, September 11, in a “gesture of good will,” United States President Donald Trump announced a 15-day postponement to the Section 301 tariff escalation, originally scheduled for October 1st, that will increase tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports from 25% to 30 percent.  The Chinese government reciprocated, [...]

2019-09-12T13:41:00+00:00September 12th, 2019|Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Shipping Industry Braces for Low Sulfur Fuel Mandate Surcharges, IMO 2020 Effective January 1

IMO 2020 Starting January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Low Sulfur Fuel Mandate will go into effect impacting all-sized ships operating domestically and internationally. Because the sulphur oxides that are produced as a result of heavy fuel oil distillation are harmful to human health, in the form of [...]

2019-09-11T15:24:28+00:00September 11th, 2019|Freight Market, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

FSVP Compliance Alert: FDA Issues First Warning Letter

Showing that they have moved beyond the “educate while you regulate” stage of implementation, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first official Warning Letter for failure to comply with FSVP regulations to a tahini food importer after a multi-state Salmonella Concord breakout. While the importer did conduct a [...]

2019-09-06T14:05:38+00:00September 6th, 2019|Customs, Import|

Section 301 Tariff Increases, Summary & Deadlines

On the Sunday eve before Labor Day, as American families gathered to celebrate the social and economic achievements of the U.S. labor movement, increased trade tariffs went into effect targeting imports from China in an ongoing effort by the U.S. government to pressure a trade deal and eliminate unfavorable trade [...]

2019-09-04T02:45:48+00:00September 4th, 2019|Customs, Export, Freight Market, Import, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. – China Trade Dispute Escalates, Additional 5% Increase Announced

In response to China’s announcement last week to levy tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced an additional retaliatory tariff increase of 5% to the $550 billion worth of Chinese imports already facing Section 301 action. 25% increase to 30% [...]

2019-08-26T14:18:35+00:00August 26th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Green Worldwide Shipping® Plants 26,000+ Trees in First Half of 2019

For the 2019 business year, Green Worldwide Shipping® partnered with Trees.org in a commitment to plant a tree for every shipment, every customer and every employee. With a business culture that believes good relationships are about more than just business, Green is excited to share that in [...]

2019-09-06T18:41:02+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Green News, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|
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