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Lacey Act to Cover 29 Additional Subheadings, October 1

In a Federal Register Notice on March 31, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the extension of the Lacey Act import declaration to 29 additional new tariff lines, starting October 1, 2020. When the Lacey Act was passed in 1900, it became the first federal law protecting [...]

April 6th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Instructions for Importers of Personal Protective Equipment & Medical Devices

As the demand for medical products, such as ventilators and protective equipment, continues to increase, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance for importers seeking to help fill the need but have hit regulatory barriers when arriving to U.S. ports. The Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) are instructions [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Issues Section 301 Additional Exclusions for Medical Products

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released additional exclusions for medical products targeted under Section 301 tariffs on goods from China. “Throughout the exclusion process, USTR assessed medical necessity in granting exclusions, consistent with its published criteria. In addition, the U.S. Trade Representative, in consultation with the Department [...]

March 27th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Port of Miami Closes Due to Low Volume, Resumes Operations Next Week

The Port of Miami Terminal Operative Co. (POMTOC) announced on its website that two of its terminals will be temporarily closed due to low import volumes from blanks sailings. POMTOC is comprised of three cargo terminals: Seaboard Marine - 305-863-4444 South Florida Container Terminal - 305-347-3800 Port Of Miami Terminal Operating Company - 305-533-8100 CLOSURES SFCT [...]

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Operations Temporarily Suspended at Port of Houston’s Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals

The Houston Port Authority has learned that someone who worked at both Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals has tested positive for COVID-19. In light of this information, and in an abundance of caution, both public terminals are closed and operations are temporarily suspended while a thorough investigation is being [...]

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Freight Market, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Despite COVID-19, International Freight Is Still Moving

The international logistics industry is facing new challenges everyday as countries try to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although countries are doing what is best for the safety of their citizens by restricting travel and requiring quarantines, the freight industry has to work within these constraints to move goods [...]

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID-19: Green Worldwide Shipping Offices & Operations

Green Worldwide Shipping understands and is aware of the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on international business operations. We are following recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as we strive to help protect our employees, customers and international [...]

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Green News, Industry Spotlight|

Why Logistics Teams Lead Supply Chain Sustainability Programs

what is sustainability? Depending on a company’s corporate vision, mission and goals, the way sustainability is defined can vary drastically from one business to the next. Responsible organizations that engage in sustainable practices are challenged to develop business strategies that cover human rights, labor, anti-corruption, and the hottest topic for [...]

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Export, Freight Market, Green News, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Coronavirus Impact on International Transportation Persists

As reported in early February, the outbreak and continuity of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created unprecedented strain on shipping and travel relationships between China and the rest of the world. Most notably, air and ocean freight carriers are experiencing a sharp decrease in activity, as shippers relying on Chinese-sourced goods [...]

February 25th, 2020|Categories: Export, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Port of Vancouver Impacted by Pipeline Protesters Blocking Rail Lines

Protesters, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, gathered on the Canadian National Railway (CN) line in Vancouver, Canada, to protest the building of the Coastal GasLink pipeline through traditional Indigenous territory. The blockade comes days after a separate, non-violent protest was initiated at the Port of Vancouver where [...]

February 19th, 2020|Categories: Freight Market, Shipping News|

Coronavirus Causes Major Delays Out of China

As confirmed cases of China’s coronavirus continue to climb, over 24,000 cases and 494 worldwide deaths, international transportation providers have begun limiting services in coordination with travel restrictions.  Chinese authorities began placing dozens of Chinese cities on lockdown and have announced a two-day extension to the Lunar New Year holiday, [...]

February 5th, 2020|Categories: Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

More Section 232 Tariffs for Finished Products of Steel & Aluminum, Effective Feb. 8

On January 24, 2020, the White House issued a proclamation announcing additional 25 and 10 percent tariffs on certain products of steel and aluminum, effective February 8, 2020. All imports of derivative aluminum articles specified in Annex I to this proclamation shall be subject to an additional 10 percent ad [...]

January 28th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import|

Judge Rules Against ABC Test On California’s AB5 For Trucking

As first reported in November, California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) legislation sought to limit California-based companies in the number of workers they can classify as independent contractors versus employees. But according to the latest ruling from state courts, the validity of AB5 and how truckers are classified cannot be implemented.  [...]

January 17th, 2020|Categories: Domestic, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. Senate Passes USMCA, now heads to President’s Desk

On January 16th, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation to overhaul the 25-year-old trade pact among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The deal, more commonly known as USMCA, passed by 89-10, now goes to the President’s desk for signature after which the bill will be passed to Canada for their [...]

January 17th, 2020|Categories: Export, Freight Market, Freight Talk, Import, Shipping News|

China-U.S. Trade Deal: Details for International Shippers

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, United States President, Donald Trump, and Chinese Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu He, took significant steps towards de-escalating the nearly two-year trade war by signing a Phase One trade agreement. The long-awaited trade deal is comprehensive and covers everything from agricultural [...]

January 17th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|
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