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Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from China Face Steep Dumping Penalties and Cash Deposits

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce made a final determination, in favor of the domestic furniture industry, finding China responsible for providing a subsidy of up to 229% to manufacturers of wooden cabinets and vanities. The petition, originally filed back in March by the American Kitchen [...]

2019-08-08T15:02:34+00:00August 8th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight, Uncategorized|

2019 Peak Shipping Season [Infographic]

As the 2019 holiday shipping season approaches, U.S. importers have begun reviewing the market conditions that will heavily impact supply chain costs for the second half of the year. The following infographic is a snapshot of peak freight trends that international shippers should pay attention to in the next six [...]

China Mattresses Receive Corrected Antidumping Determination

As originally reported back in June, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) made a preliminary determination that mattresses from China were being sold in the United States at less-than-fair value that was materially injuring, and/or threatening material injury to the domestic industry. INITIAL DETERMINATION CBP decided to retroactively suspend liquidation [...]

2019-07-11T16:05:06+00:00July 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

US Threatens Mexico with 5% Import Tariff on All Goods

Citing frustrations over illegal immigration, the U.S. President announced in a White House statement on Thursday, May 30, that the United States will implement a 5% tariff on all goods imported from Mexico beginning June 10. The message also places evaluation of the effectiveness of Mexico’s action to alleviate the [...]

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|

‘Bomb Cyclone’ brings Hurricane Strength Winds to the Midwest

An intense winter storm system will rapidly bring hurricane-force wind gusts, blizzard conditions and a flood threat across the United States today. Known as a ‘bomb cyclone’, the storm is expected to be one of Colorado’s most dangerous storms ever. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning along the [...]

2019-03-13T13:52:55+00:00March 13th, 2019|Green News, Shipping News, Uncategorized|

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|

The State of 2018 Logistics, a Peek into Peak Season

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR-TO-DATE FREIGHT NEWS THAT MADE HEADLINES    International shippers expecting calm, profitable peak season markets, after toiling consolidation of the steamship line industry last year, are finding the path to consumers is political, congested and, once again, expensive. POLITICS OF TRADE While most hesitate in labeling it [...]

2018-08-29T15:25:17+00:00August 29th, 2018|Customs, Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Uncategorized|

China-US Trade Tariffs Go Live, Industries Urge Negotiation

It’s official.  At 12:01 AM on July 6, 2018, the United States implemented the first round of additional 25 percent Section 301 tariffs on 818 lines targeting “Made in China 2025” industrial imports to U.S.  China countered almost immediately with its own 25 percent tariffs on 545 lines of U.S. products ranging [...]

2018-08-07T13:38:13+00:00July 8th, 2018|Customs, Import, Shipping News, Uncategorized|
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