Olga Lyakhovetskaya

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British Prime Minister Theresa May Steps Down Amidst Brexit

On Friday, May 24th, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced the decision to resign as leader of the Conservative Party and as Britain’s leader after failing to win support for plans to withdraw from the European Union. May’s announcement comes after proposing to the House of Commons the [...]

2019-05-24T15:53:24+00:00May 24th, 2019|Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

U.S. Lifts Section 232 Steels Tariffs for Canada and Mexico

In an effort to advance Congressional approval of a new North American trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the United States and Canada have agreed to eliminate steel and aluminum tariffs spurred by Section 232 investigations almost a year ago. In a joint statement issued Friday, May 17, 2019, [...]

2019-05-17T20:23:17+00:00May 17th, 2019|Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Turkey No Longer GSP, Turkish Steel Duty Reduced to 25% Effective May 21

Effective May 17, 2019, the designation of Turkey as a beneficiary developing country was terminated in a White House proclamation posted the evening of May 16th.  No longer protected by the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), Turkey products are now subject to safeguard tariffs for goods such as solar cells [...]

2019-05-17T19:15:29+00:00May 17th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

4 Tips for Inclement Weather Impacts to Supply Chains

After a series of severe weather-related disruptions beginning in 2018, importers and exporters have begun focusing on the unpredictable impact extreme weather conditions can wreak on international supply chain trade flows. Natural disasters are one of a supply chains’ greatest vulnerabilities, unpredictably stalling commercial progress.  For ill-prepared shippers, these weather [...]

2019-05-16T13:22:12+00:00May 15th, 2019|Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Green Worldwide Shipping Named a Georgia Top 40 Fastest Growing Company

Green Worldwide Shipping, an industry-leading provider of international supply chain logistics, headquartered in Decatur, GA, has been selected as a 2019 Georgia Fast 40 honoree. "Green is grateful to be included as an honoree in ACG Georgia's Fastest 40 growing companies," said Thomas Jorgensen, President & CEO of Green Worldwide [...]

2019-05-15T13:53:01+00:00May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

US Prepares to Meet China at G20 Japan, List 4 Tariffs Published

Just as shippers hoped the trade dispute between China and the United States was coming close to a deal, issues during the negotiations have re-ignited tensions culminating in new tariffs on both sides of the Pacific. MAY 10, 25% DUTIES ON LIST 3 Last week, the Office of the U.S. [...]

Houston Shipping Channel Temporarily Closed After Tanker Collision

Already plagued with severe weather, flooding, and legislative battles, the Houston Shipping Channel has been struck with yet another setback. On Friday, May 10that 3:30 PM, a 755-foot liquefied petroleum gas carrier, The Genesis, collided with two barges, containing 25,000 gallons of reformate each, being pulled by a tugboat.  Reformate [...]

2019-05-12T04:19:37+00:00May 12th, 2019|Domestic, Shipping News|

Tariff Increases to 25 Percent for List 3 Chinese Goods Official, “And” Leaves Room for Exports

Acting on threats from earlier this week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) officially posted a notice of modification in the Federal Register increasing duties on $200 billion worth of goods from China, also referred to as List 3, from 10 percent to 25 percent. But new language [...]

2019-05-09T15:43:05+00:00May 9th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Issues 25% Increase Starting Friday for Section 301 List 3 Products from China

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative confirmed they are scheduled to publish a modification on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to the Section 301 Tariffs applicable to List 3 of product from China. As reported earlier in the week, a Chinese delegation of negotiators, including Vice Premier Liu He, are [...]

2019-05-08T17:47:03+00:00May 8th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

LCL Consolidation: Making the Best Freight Fit [Infographic]

International supply chain experts are typically taught that when it comes to ocean freight, full container loads (FCL) are the most cost-effective way to get cargo from one country to the next.  But as shippers face increasing trade friction tariffs, equipment allocation, and consumer pressures, moving full container freight has [...]

2019-05-08T16:08:55+00:00May 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|
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