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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|

Government Shutdown Impact on CBP, OGAs & Trade Agencies

The U.S. federal government has been in a shutdown since 12:01 AM on December 22, 2018, after lawmakers failed to reach a funding deal.  The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) confirmed “CBP is working with other agencies to have the flow of trade as close to [...]

2019-01-02T21:57:38+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Customs, Import|

Shipper Alert: West Coast Port Congestion Expected through Lunar New Year

As reported earlier this month, U.S. West Coast terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing heavy volumes and severe congestion that is expected to last through the upcoming Lunar (Chinese) New Year. 5 TOP CAUSES OF U.S. WEST COAST CONGESTION 1. EQUIPMENT & CHASSIS For West Coast supply [...]

2018-12-20T20:45:55+00:00December 20th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News, Warehousing|

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|

Food Industry Braces for FDA Enforcement of FSVP in 2019

The Annual Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference in Washington D.C., on December 12th, shed new light on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) progress with on-boarding the food industry into the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).  FSVP is one of seven initiatives under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and [...]

2018-12-14T14:46:16+00:00December 14th, 2018|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Los Angeles Pool of Pools Calls for Chassis as Mega Vessels Arrive

Recent events have created a dislocation of chassis in LA/LB Port complex and in part, is due to the lingering effects of the Typhoon in the Eastern Pacific. According to the figures provided, there will be 12 extra loader vessels and 3 up-sized vessels calling the LA/LGB port complex over [...]

2018-12-07T21:29:48+00:00December 7th, 2018|Domestic, Import, Shipping News|

United States and China Call 90-Day Tariff Truce

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Argentina for the G20 Summit to discuss the ongoing battle between the international trading giants. To date, the United States had threatened to implement a final round of 25% tariffs on remaining goods imported [...]

2018-12-03T14:24:05+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Customs, Import, Shipping News|

USTR Releases Section 301 Update Ahead of G20 Summit, Says China Hasn’t Changed

On November 20, 2018, United States Trade Representative released a 53-page report updating information on its Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation. “We completed this update as part of this Administration’s strengthened monitoring and enforcement effort,” Ambassador Robert Lighthizer said. [...]

2018-11-26T15:02:08+00:00November 26th, 2018|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|
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