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U.S. importers and exporters not budgeting or preparing for the impact of the electronic logging device (ELD) rule are in for a surprise next quarter.  The electronic logging device (ELD) rule is part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) transportation reauthorization bill signed into law by President Obama in 2012.  Fast forward five years and the U.S. trucking industry is reeling as the law goes into effect this Dec.
In August of this year, the United States passed the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (COAC). The legislation contains clauses that affects the entry of merchandise with links to individuals who have been forced into labor. The United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is committed to educating shippers of the consequences and risks associated with forced labor as well as their responsibility of compliance under reasonable care. COAC defines the scope as any
The in-bond process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry, or other authorized destination, provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met. DATES: This rule is effective on November 27, 2017. A flexible enforcement period will be granted for 90 days after the effective date of this rule. 3 TYPES OF IN-BOND
On November 13th, the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) announced final determinations of the anti-dumping and countervailing investigations of hardwood plywood imports from the People’s Republic of China. Merchandise subject to investigations included: Hardwood and decorative plywood; Certain veneered panels: Defined as flat, multi-layered plywood consisting of 2 or more layers or piles of wood veneers and a core. The DOC found dumping had occurred at a margin of 183.36 percent. Summary of final
I come from the operational side of freight transportation, so naturally, that’s my focus. I've built up a good amount of empathy for (often overworked) logistics managers and their (more overworked) staff. No matter the organization, their procedures or the individual operator’s role, responsibility and work-ethic, there always seems to be a severe shortage of the same thing - TIME! Sending and confirming bookings via e-mail. Hunting documentation discrepancies. Manually updating tracking spreadsheets. Fielding updates to