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July 9, Section 301 Exclusions on Imports from China New Expirations and Extensions

After reviewing comments from industry, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has decided not to extend almost 100 product exclusions that, starting Thursday, July 9, 2020, will once again face Section 301 tariffs on List 1 goods from China.  Additionally, the following 12 product exclusions were selected to [...]

July 9th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import|

UK Rejects Transition Period Extension, Stages Of BREXIT Transition

On Friday, June 12, 2020 the government of the United Kingdom announced the original Brexit Transition Period deadline of December 31, 2020 will not be extended. In response to businesses affected by the coronavirus, the UK has introduced border controls for European Union goods imported into Great Britain which will [...]

June 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

USMCA Replaces NAFTA on July 1, FAQs for Business

Starting July 1, 2020, the United States, Canada, and Mexico will no longer be partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Instead, the three neighboring countries will begin implementation of a new program incepted back in 2018, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) [...]

June 19th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Increases Flexibility for Truckers

In early May 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revised driver Hours of Service (HOS) 49 CFR Parts 385 and 395 regulations to provide greater flexibility for truckers, subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety. The Electronic Logging Mandate was originally implemented back in December 18, 2017 [...]

June 15th, 2020|Categories: Domestic|

USTR Releases New List 4 Section 301 Tariff Exclusions, June 8

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released a new group of product exclusions covering List 4 products from China that went into effect September 1, 2019.  Importers may now request applicable refunds through September 1, 2020. The exclusions are reflected in two 10-digit HTSUS subheadings and 61 [...]

June 10th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import|

U.S. Removes Hong Kong’s Special Status, Trade Implications for Imports and Exports

On May 29, 2020, the United States President, Donald Trump, announced a significant change to international trade policy in response to China’s controversial new security law.  The U.S. believes China’s recent actions to be a “plain violation of Beijing’s treaty obligations with the United Kingdom in the Declaration of 1984 [...]

June 1st, 2020|Categories: Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

May 25, New List 3 Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released a new group of exclusions covering List 3 products from China that went into effect September 24, 2018.  Importers may now request applicable refunds through August 7, 2020. The exclusions are reflected in seventeen 10-digit HTSUS subheadings, which respond to [...]

May 26th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

PRESS RELEASE: GREEN WORLDWIDE SHIPPING WELCOMES NEW ATLANTA BRANCH MANAGER

Green Worldwide Shipping®, a leading provider of international freight forwarding and supply chain logistics, is proud to welcome Jennifer Miller Doerr, LCHB, as the new Branch Manager at the Company’s Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Doerr joins Green as an experienced operational leader with a track record of managing large teams, implementing [...]

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Green News|

APHIS Releases New Import Regulations for Genetically Engineered Organisms

On May 18, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced  a change to import regulations for genetically engineered (GE) organisms.  Shippers will now have the choice to complete a regulatory status review (RSR) before being imported to determine [...]

May 19th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

List 1 Section 301 Exclusion Extensions and Expirations, May 14

This week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has granted extensions through December 31, 2020 for 13 List 1 Section 301 exclusions that were set to expire on May 14, 2020. The following List 1 extensions will now remain in effect through December 31, 2020 for entries on [...]

May 15th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import|

Mattress Imports Under Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigation

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has officially initiated both antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine if mattresses imported from the following countries are being sold below fair market value or receiving unfair domestic subsidies: Cambodia Indonesia Malaysia Serbia Thailand Turkey Vietnam China Under the antidumping investigation, [...]

May 13th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

How To Integrate 3 Key Systems For Effective Supply Chain Control

While no two supply chains are ever the same, most leadership teams have found they are trying to accomplish one common goal: to bring together numbers complex systems and relationships into usable information that improves their customer experience. A standard supply chain begins with production, which for most is done [...]

May 11th, 2020|Categories: Industry Spotlight|

Green Worldwide Shipping Launches 2 Year Development Program, Green Academy

Green Worldwide Shipping, a top provider of international supply chain logistics, is excited to launch the Company’s 2-year development program, Green Academy. Designed to emulate a traditional European apprenticeship, Executive Vice President, Nick Brown, saw the opportunity to entice excitement in young talent considering logistics as their career choice. [...]

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Green News|

USTR Releases New Exclusions for Section 301 List 3, May 4

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released the latest group of product exclusions for List 3 Section 301 goods from China. The exclusions cover 144 specially prepared product descriptions and two 10-digit HTS subheadings. New exclusions cover food products, pigments, flooring and coverings, backpacks, kitchen goods, sinks, [...]

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import|

U.S. President Authorizes 90-Day Postponement of Duty Payment for Importers Facing Financial Hardship

In a White House Executive Order published on Sunday, April 19, 2020, the United States President authorized “to temporarily extend deadlines, for importers suffering significant financial hardship because of COVID-19,” on estimated duty payments. ELIGIBILITY UNDER FINANCIAL HARDSHIP To qualify, an importer will be considered under significant financial hardship if [...]

April 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|
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