Industry Spotlight

White House Signs Off on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

After over a year of negotiation and changes, United States has signed off on the final version of a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico that will replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Nicknamed “NAFTA 2.0,” the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) includes some key differences from its [...]

2019-12-11T19:46:50+00:00December 11th, 2019|Customs, Industry Spotlight|

Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions End for Brazil and Argentina

In a Twitter post on December 2, 2019, the United States President, Donald Trump, announced intentions to remove tariff exemptions “effective immediately” on steel and aluminum granted to Brazil and Argentina last year. Citing Brazil and Argentina’s massive devaluation of their currencies which enabled China to increase purchases of agricultural [...]

2019-12-04T22:53:45+00:00December 4th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Section 301 Investigations Target Digital Services Tax

On Monday, December 2, 2019 the Office of United States Trade Representative released findings from a Section 301 investigation against France’s Digital Services Tax (DST) for discrimination against U.S. companies, inconsistency with prevailing principles of international tax policy, and creating unusual burdens for affected U.S. companies. In a Federal Register [...]

2019-12-04T16:11:08+00:00December 4th, 2019|Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

GREEN Act Extension Would Support Project Cargo Through 2026

On November 19, 2019, Congress introduced an extension of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency (GREEN) Act with support of the current Wind Power Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for an additional 5 years, through 2026. Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency (GREEN) Act WHO WOULD [...]

2019-12-04T15:38:54+00:00December 4th, 2019|Domestic, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Green Worldwide Shipping® Celebrates 36,000+ Trees Planted Through Q3 2019

36,200 trees donated in 2019 Green Worldwide Shipping®, a leading provider of international supply chain logistics and global trade services, continues the pledge to plant a tree for every employee, customer, and shipment handled, celebrating their third quarter contribution and bringing the total 2019 donation to 36,200 trees. [...]

2019-11-13T14:06:58+00:00November 12th, 2019|Green News, Industry Spotlight|

Why California Truck Owner-Operators are Protesting AB 5

California Truck owner-operators planned protests for this week, November 4-6, 2019 over Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5). AB 5, limits California-based companies in the number of workers they can classify as independent contractors versus employees. The bill was approved by the California State Senate 29-11 and by the State Assembly [...]

2019-11-07T14:19:59+00:00November 7th, 2019|Domestic, Industry Spotlight|

Overview of Section 301 Tariffs on European Airplanes, Wines, Foods and Other Goods

As reported on October 9th, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative published a Notice of Determination and Action in the Federal Register regarding Section 301 Trade Remedy:  Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute. The U.S. Representative's intent is to impose additional duties on EU (European Union) member [...]

2019-11-04T20:19:56+00:00November 4th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Releases Section 301 Exclusions for List 3 Products from China

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a new set of exclusions for the additional 10 % duties on List 3 ($200 billion) of Section 301 products from China. DATES: These product exclusions will apply as of the September 24, 2018, effective date of the $200 billion action, [...]

2019-10-25T15:35:42+00:00October 25th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Releases Section 301 Exclusion Process for List 4A, 3 Easy Steps for Filing

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that beginning October 31, 2019, they will begin accepting exclusion requests for Chinese imports subject to the additional 15% tariff, published as List A, that went into effect September 1, 2019. USTR STATEMENT ON SECTION 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS ON CHINESE [...]

2019-10-24T18:33:34+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. Slaps Turkish Steel with 50% Tariff Amid Syria Conflict

On Monday, October 14, 2019, United States President, Donald Trump, signed an executive order imposing immediate sanctions against Turkey after recent “destabilizing actions in northeast Syria,” read the White House released statement. The sanctions include the immediate stop of negotiations on a $100 billion trade deal with Turkey, a full [...]

2019-10-16T14:09:55+00:00October 16th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|
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