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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 [...]

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tropical Storm Barry to Bring 18 Inches of Rain to the U.S. Gulf, Prompts Evacuation

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued hurricane watches for parts of coastal Louisiana on Wednesday, as conditions in the U.S. Gulf worsened. The NHC predicts Tropical Storm Barry will strengthen to a hurricane by Saturday, when it’s expected to make landfall. Officials in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, have issued mandatory evacuation orders for [...]

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Shipping News|

Quartz from India and Turkey Next Target for AD/CVD

On June 24, 2019, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) made a preliminary determination that there was “a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of quartz surface products from India and Turkey that are allegedly subsidized and [...]

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

China Increases IPR Inspections for Exports in “Dragon” Action 2019 Initiative

Since 2017, shippers moving goods from China to the United States have faced ongoing escalation that has impacted most industries.  The 2017 U.S. Trade Policy declared it would focus on promoting U.S. sovereignty, enforcing U.S. trade laws; leveraging economic strength for exports; and protecting U.S. intellectual property rights (IPR).   Shortly [...]

June 28th, 2019|Categories: Import, Industry Spotlight|

Terminal Delays Expected during 4th of July Holiday

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have announced schedules for the Independence Day holiday period of Thursday, July 4, 2019, through Sunday, July 7, 2019. Shippers should make note that all terminals will be closed both July 4 and July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Other container [...]

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Freight Market, Shipping News|

1731.75 Percent Antidumping Duty Retroactive for Mattresses from China

On September 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) received an antidumping duty (AD) petition requesting investigation into imports of mattresses from China.  The petitioners, Corsicana Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, Future Foam Inc., FXI, Inc., Innocor, Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, [...]

June 26th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

No Auto-Renewal for Section 301 Exclusions, USTR Creates Portal for List 3 Requests

As U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping prepare to meet in Osaka, Japan in the coming week at the G-20 Summit on June 28-29 to discuss the on-going trade dispute, international shippers are watching closely hoping for reprieve from Section 301 duties. At a June 19, the [...]

June 21st, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Is Tariff Engineering Beneficial for Importers?

Shippers, business owners, and dependent industries are all watching closely as the United States continues to initiate tense international demands from long-time trading partners like China and Mexico. But as some shippers look for sourcing alternatives to trade disputes, other industries and companies are staying two steps ahead of administrative [...]

June 18th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Houston Shipping Industries Seek Veto on Texas SB 2223 Restricting Large Vessels

It’s been quite a year for the Port of Houston, after a fire closure and a major tanker collision, the Houston Ship Channel has been under significant pressure to create safe passage for the 200 private and eight public terminals using the 52-mile federal waterway. Every day, the passage is utilized by [...]

June 13th, 2019|Categories: Domestic, Freight Market, Shipping News|

CBP Begins Inactive Importer of Record (IOR) Voiding

Announced on a conference call on June 6, Customs & Border Protection will once again begin voiding inactive Importer of Record (IOR) numbers from the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) System.  The move has caused much concern for importers and Customs brokers alike, since the agency voided many active import IOR’s [...]

June 13th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import|

U.S. Postpones Planned June 10 Tariff on Mexican Goods ‘Indefinitely’

Citing agreement between the neighboring trading partners, the United States announced over the weekend that it will “indefinitely postpone” the five percent tariff set to target Mexican imports to the U.S. starting June 10. In a series of tweets, the U.S. President stated that Mexico has provided an acceptable solution [...]

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

US Bans Cruises and Group Tours to Cuba

On June 4, 2019, the U.S. Department of State announced new travel restriction for American citizens visiting Cuba limiting access for cruises, organized tours, as well as any private or recreational vessels or aircraft.  Some cruise lines have already canceled port calls and sailings to the southern island country, forced [...]

June 5th, 2019|Categories: Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Green Worldwide Shipping Sponsors UGA’s ExportGA Signature Series

Green Worldwide Shipping, a leading provider of international supply chain logistics, is excited to announce its partnership with the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to sponsor the ExportGA Signature Series Program. ExportGA 2018 is an intensive four session, 16-hour training program which allows export-ready companies to [...]

June 4th, 2019|Categories: Green News|

USTR Publishes Latest List of Section 301 Product Exclusions

On May 30, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published the fifth and newest list of product exclusions to be exempt from the initial Section 301 trade action that impacted over $34 billion worth of goods from China. FULL USTR NOTICE OF PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS Exclusions are available for any [...]

June 4th, 2019|Categories: Freight Market, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

U.S. Extends List 3 Tariff Deadline for Chinese Goods to June 15

On Friday, May 31, The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an extension on the amount of time importers have to enter List 3 goods exported from China before the goods will are subject to the additional tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent. FREIGHT TALK BLOG: [...]

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

India Loses GSP Status Starting June 5

Late on Friday, May 31, the United States announced the removal of India from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program effective Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  The United States launched an eligibility review of India’s compliance with the GSP market access criterion back in April 2018. According to the USTR, [...]

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|
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