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|

11 Impacts of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit On Shippers

Shippers were thrown into more turmoil this past week after British Prime Minister, Theresa May, delayed Brexit debates indefinitely. The latest deal between May and the European Union (EU) has failed to win any political support, forcing shippers to adopt a worst-case scenario in the scheduled upcoming March 29thdeparture. March [...]

2018-12-20T17:11:47+00:00December 20th, 2018|Customs, Export, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Officially Suspends Jan. 1 Section 301 Tariffs until March 2

As reported in United States and China Call 90-Day Tariff Truce, the leaders of the United States and China met on December 1, 2018, and agreed to hold negotiations on a range of issues, including those covered in this Section 301 investigation. The December 1st statement notes that the U.S. President [...]

2018-12-17T19:36:17+00:00December 17th, 2018|Customs, Export, Import, Shipping News, Uncategorized|

Uncertain Shippers Brace for Brexit

As the January 21st deadline for Prime Minister, Theresa May, to send a completed Brexit deal to Parliament marches closer, shippers are tensely bracing their supply chains and clamoring for guidance before the March 29th official UK exit from the European Union. JANUARY 21, 2019: PARLIAMENTARY DEAL DEADLINE MARCH 29, 2019: UK [...]

2019-01-07T14:42:17+00:00November 14th, 2018|Export, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

IMO Sulphur Regulation Impact on 2019 Freight Contracts

As the holiday shipping season peaks in advance of New Year tariffs, international shippers are already examining the market for the significant upcoming ocean carrier contract season. Effective January 1, 2020, an international cap on sulphur emissions from bunker fuel will add substantial costs to ocean carriers before existing beneficial [...]

2018-10-25T19:49:06+00:00October 25th, 2018|Export, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News|

The USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) Becomes the New NAFTA

In a frantic race against time, Canada and the United States sealed the deal this past Sunday to secure trilateral trade that had been progressing under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for almost a quarter of a century.  The new deal, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), [...]

150 U.S. Trade Groups Plead Against China Tariffs

One hundred and fifty United States trade and consumer groups petitioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, before the close of public comment on Thursday, September 6th, against the implementation of yet another round of Section 301 duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. “U.S. manufacturers, service [...]

2018-09-24T19:30:05+00:00September 7th, 2018|Export, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Countdown Begins for Canada’s Involvement in U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal

On Monday, August 27th, the United States and Mexico reached a preliminary accord that would modernize the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Known as the U.S. - Mexico Trade Deal, the compromise follows hours after the United States and Canada failed to negotiate a full revision of NAFTA. [...]

2018-09-04T18:21:13+00:00September 4th, 2018|Customs, Export, Import, Shipping News|
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