Olga Lyakhovetskaya

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March 22 Deadline for TSCA Title VI Import Certification Filing

On March 22, the TSCA Title VI import certification requirement that applies to composite wood products (panels of hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, thin-medium density fiberboard, etc.,) component parts containing such composite wood products, and finished goods containing such composite wood products that are imported into the U.S. goes [...]

2019-03-19T17:18:02+00:00March 12th, 2019|Customs, Import|

Top 3 Reasons for Air Cargo Congestion & Delays

Airfreight has always served as one of the truest gauges of supply chain velocity and confidence.  Moving fast, most air shipments can be delivered within days, depending on the level of service purchased. But is that confidence waning for shippers experiencing increased costs and reduced quality of service?  Major airports [...]

2019-03-11T18:09:34+00:00March 11th, 2019|Export, Freight Market, Import|

Exclusions Proceed as China Tariff Increase is Postponed “Until Further Notice”

Published to the Federal Register on March 5, 2019, the President directed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to modify the action taken in Section 301 investigations by “postponing the date on which the rate of the additional duties will increase to 25 percent for the products of China covered by [...]

2019-03-05T20:07:30+00:00March 5th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Final ISF-5 Enforcement Starts March 15 for U.S. Importers

Effective March 15, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is ending its delayed enforcement period for ISF-5 type violations and will begin issuing liquidated damage claims. Back in April of 2018, CBP published a rule (effective May 14, 2018) expanding the definition of Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer for certain [...]

2019-03-05T15:04:10+00:00March 5th, 2019|Customs, Import, Shipping News|

United States Removes Turkey and India from GSP

On Monday, March 4, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer, announced that the United States determined India and Turkey no longer comply with the eligibility criteria as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Under the United States GSP program, certain products can enter the [...]

2019-03-05T14:39:04+00:00March 5th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Importers Avoid March 1 Tariff Hike on Chinese Goods, For Now

“.... productive talks, I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1. Assuming both sides make additional progress, we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement. A very good weekend for U.S. & China!” Tweeted by [...]

2019-02-25T18:35:40+00:00February 25th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Report Highlights China’s Failed WTO Commitments as Tariff Deadline Approaches

The U.S.-China trade dispute has seeped into 2019 and shippers are watching closely as the March 1st tariff deadline approaches.  Back in December, the United States and China called a 90-day truce on the escalating tariff war as the two economic powerhouses negotiated on a range of trade issues spurred by [...]

2019-02-06T16:39:17+00:00February 6th, 2019|Customs, Freight Market, Shipping News|

2019 Freight Contracts Won’t Escape Low Sulfur Fuel Mandate

Marked by blanked sailings, the weeks before and after the Lunar New Year have historically helped build demand after peak, holiday shipping.  But in 2019, demand has been strong.  So strong, that rates to both U.S. coasts have risen by double-digit percentages. Granted, this has mostly been strategic inventory front-loading in [...]

2019-01-29T12:53:02+00:00January 28th, 2019|Freight Market, Import, Shipping News|

USTR Issues First Round of Section 301 Exclusions

Section 301 Exclusions Won’t be Implemented by CBP Until Government Shutdown Ends “At the conclusion of the government funding hiatus, CBP will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation,” Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has advised. Once the government shutdown is ended, the updates to ACE on the exclusions will implemented [...]

2019-01-14T14:20:16+00:00January 8th, 2019|Customs, Export, Freight Talk, Import, Shipping News|

Trans-Pacific Rates & Capacity Brace for Lunar New Year

As the New Year brings fresh resolutions and opportunities, shippers are coming face-to-face with tighter capacity and higher rates on Pacific trade lanes. Spot rates from Asia increased for the second week in a row as we brought in 2019, and the industry has begun bracing for the Lunar (Chinese) [...]

2019-01-08T15:47:12+00:00January 8th, 2019|Freight Market, Import, Shipping News|
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