Vietnam has Strict Rules for Automakers

Vietnam makes it tough for any automotive manufacturer to export its goods into the country.  In fact, even just last year, many automakers halted their shipments to avoid the cumbersome restrictions into the country.  An article found in the Asian Review indicates that Vietnam will […]

U.S. – China Talks End after Three Days

Two Days Turned into Three Days Keith Bradsher of The New York Times states, “Three days of trade negotiations between midlevel American and Chinese officials ended in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon with progress in identifying and narrowing the two sides’ differences but little sense of […]

KORUS Free Trade Agreement

KORUS Free Trade Agreement Update

A revised KORUS Free Trade Agreement Goes into Force on January 1, 2019 KORUS, the free trade agreement between South Korea and United States of America, has been revised and in full effect on January 1, 2019 after the two countries began talks on amendments […]

USMCA will be Signed in Buenos Aires

G-20 Summit on November 30 According to Politico.com, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, said, “The U.S., Mexico and Canada will sign the revamped NAFTA deal on Nov. 30 on the sidelines of the G-20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, even if U.S. tariffs on […]

Teamsters and Warehouse Worker Strike

Port of LA-Long Beach Truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach are gearing up to launch their 16th strike in 5 years, starting on Monday, October 1, 2018.  The employees will be picketing at company facilities, marine terminals, rail yards, […]

2M Alliance and ZIM Partnership

ZIM, Maersk Line and MSC enter a strategic operational cooperation on the Asia-US East Coast trade 2M Alliance partners, Maersk and MSC have teamed up with carrier ZIM Lines on voyages from Asia to the U.S. East Coast.     The deal will become effective […]

Trump Tariff Timeline

Tariff Timeline for U.S. Imports and Exports The year 2018 has affected the global trade industry in many ways.  The following timeline shows the announcement dates and effective dates for new tariffs on a variety of products affecting a variety of countries including China, Mexico, […]

EU Retaliatory Tariffs Go into Effect on June 22, 2018

U.S. Exports Targeted for Additional Duty in EU Countries. The European Commission adopted a new regulation on June 20, 2018 putting in place the “EU’s rebalancing measures in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.  The measures will immediately target a list of products […]

Scarbrough Celebrates 25 years with German Partner

Scarbrough and Alfons Celebrate. Scarbrough International, Ltd. and Alfons Köster & Co. GmbH celebrate working together for 25 years next week at the annual Worldwide United Shipping Conference.  Both companies have been part of United Shipping, which is a worldwide network of independently owned and […]