Sulphur

Ocean Rates will Increase based on New IMO Sulphur Regulation

Ocean Rates will Increase based on New IMO Sulphur Regulation The International Maritime Organization announced that the Marine Sector will occur a cap on all sulphur emissions related to international waters effective January 1, 2020.  The Marine Sector is required to reduce sulphur emissions by […]

U.S. Postal service withdraw

U.S. Postal Service May Leave International Agreement

U.S. Postal Service May Leave International Agreement U.S. May Withdraw from UPU According to Freight Waves, “The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will leave the Universal Postal Union (UPU) on October 17, ending 144 years of U.S. involvement in the international body that governs the exchange […]

China Retaliation

China Waives Tariffs on U.S. Products

China Waives Tariffs on 16 U.S. Products Tariffs include 16 U.S. Products According to the South China Morning Post, China has just announced that it is waiving import tariffs on 16 different U.S. products into China.  The tariff exemptions include shrimp, some insecticides, animal feed […]

China Retaliation

China Retaliation Lists on U.S. Products

China Retaliation Lists on U.S. Products Summary of China’s Retaliation lists Effective April 2, 2018 duty rate = 15% & 25% approximately 128 various U.S. products Products include: nuts, fruit, iron, steel, pork products, aluminum waste Unofficial translated list from WTO:   Effective July 6, […]

Section 301 Consulting

Update on Section 301 Tariffs, List 4

Update on Section 301 Tariffs, List 4 Details on Section 301 Imports from China Information derived from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cargo Systems Messaging Service #39587690 on August 30, 2019. This messages provides notice of modification to the action being taken in the Section […]

Manifest Data

New Online Import Data Manifest Confidentiality Process

New Online Import Data Manifest Confidentiality Process U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has just announced it will deploy a new online process for submitting Electronic Vessel Manifest Confidentiality requests.  Although a deployment date has not been announced, we are excited to see an upgrade […]

Section 301

Section 301 Tariff Increase

Section 301 Tariff Increase  On August 23, 2019, China announced it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. products imported into China.  The retaliatory tariffs will impose an additional 5% or 10% duty on a total of 5,078 products, which include soybeans, auto […]

GRI Announcement

GRI Announcement September 15, 2019

U.S. Import General Rate Increase for Full Container and Less than Container Freight Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo from Asia to The United States effective September 15, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]