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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 [...]

December 11th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

December 4th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

December 4th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

December 4th, 2019|Categories: Domestic, Import, Industry Spotlight|

IMO2020: Preparing for the Low Sulfur Fuel Mandate

Shippers and the transportation industry are bracing themselves as the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Low Sulfur Fuel Mandate goes into effect January 1, 2020. FUEL PRODUCTION Global oil refineries have also been scrambling to try and meet the demand for a transportation industry in flux and with vague demand. Ocean [...]

November 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

U.S. Releases Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Upcoming Rules and Regulations

As the holiday season approaches, the United States Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs released the current Administration’s Fall 2019 Unified Agenda. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is responsible for overseeing the Federal Government's regulatory, paperwork, and information resource management activities. The Unified Agenda provides uniform reporting of [...]

November 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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. [...]

November 12th, 2019|Categories: Green News, Industry Spotlight|

PRESS RELEASE: GREEN WORLDWIDE SHIPPING® WELCOMES NICHOLAS BROWN TO LEADERSHIP TEAM

Green Worldwide Shipping®, a top provider of international supply chain logistics, is proud to expand the Company’s leadership team with the addition of Nicholas Brown to the role of Executive Vice President of Operations. Brown joins Green as a seasoned industry executive, serving in top [...]

November 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

November 7th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

November 4th, 2019|Categories: 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, [...]

October 25th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

October 23rd, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. Cancels Oct. 15 Tariff Hike as China Deal Takes Shape

On October 11th, the U.S. announced a major step forward in the escalating trade dispute with China – that a “substantial” Phase 1 deal has been agreed to covering intellectual property, financial services, and the sale of American agriculture products. While there is doubt as to the full scope of [...]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. to Impose Up to 25 Percent Tariff on European Imports, Starting Oct. 18

On October 1st, after months of Section 301 Investigation and international arbitration, the World Trade Organization (WTO) awarded the United States “victory” over their case against Airbus and the European Union (EU). Airbus SE is a European multinational aerospace corporation that stood as the world's second biggest aerospace and defense [...]

October 4th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|
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