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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|

Fuel Prices Drop Amid New Market Conditions

In recent weeks, global gas prices have dropped significantly, and though most consumers have been unable to take advantage of these savings directly due to quarantine restrictions, other businesses have found a silver lining. The reduction in fuel costs has provided some adjustment relief for the transportation industry that had [...]

April 16th, 2020|Categories: Freight Market, Shipping News|

CRS COVID-19 Report: China Medical Supply Chains and Broader Trade Issues

Last week, the Congressional Research Service published the COVID-19: China Medical Supply Chains and Broader Trade Issues Report in order “to assess current developments and identify immediate and longer range China trade issues for Congress.” Specifically, the report focuses on initial shortages of medical supplies, such as pharmaceuticals and personal [...]

April 15th, 2020|Categories: Export, Freight Market, Import|

April 18, Section 301 Exclusion Expirations and Extensions

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it will grant one-year extensions for eight of 21 specific product exclusions due to expire on April 18, 2020. Section 301 penalties have been in effect for these List 1 products on entries starting July 6, 2018. 8 EXCLUSIONS [...]

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

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|
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