Rail Complications at Dallas, Memphis, Chicago

Rail Complications and issues with some of the UP Rails The below has been having the most issues: DALLAS (UP – DIT), TX.` MEMPHIS (UP MARION), AR CHICAGO (UP – GLOBAL 4), IL There are no chassis’s at the rail and they are stacking the containers. They will not allow us to bring in chassis […]

St. Louis Plans to Become International Air Cargo Hub

Plans to Become International Air Cargo Hub are Back on Track Developers say the project will help establish St. Louis as an international air logistics hub as originally established and first approved in 2015. Work on the project’s $56 million first phase is expected to begin by March 2019 and will cover 1.1 million square feet of […]

Possible Strike at the Port of Montreal

Canada’s Second-largest Port May Face a Strike During the first week of January 2019, the Stevedores’ Union warned the public of a possible strike after contracts expired in December 2018. The Union is currently renegotiating a contract with The Maritime Employers Association, which has for mission to represent all maritime stakeholders in the Ports of Montréal, Trois-Rivières/Bécancour, […]

New TPP Signed, CPTPP

Will the Revised TPP Affect the United States? The Trans-Pacific Partnership, also known as the Comprehensive and Progessive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP, went into effect on December 31, 2018 after being ratified between the remaining 11 nations.  The United States pulled out of the deal in January 2017.  The remaining countries included in […]

GRI Announcement February 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 February 15, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC to announce possible rate increases 30 days in advance.  Please […]

U.S. – Japan Trade Agreement

Japan Trade Agreement Objectives Released The Office of the United States Trade Representative released its negotiating objectives on December 21, 2018 for a possible trade agreement between the United States and Japan.  Formal discussions with Japan can begin as early as 30 days after the issuance of the negotiating objectives, as provided under the Bipartisan […]

Enforcement for FSVP in 2019

Full FSVP Enforcement Action will begin Fiscal Year 2019 The Foreign Supplier Verification Program, implemented May 30, 2017, “requires importers to verify that their foreign suppliers of food for human and animal consumption meet applicable FDA safety standards. More specifically, FSVP requires that importers verify that their suppliers are producing food using processes and procedures that […]

BREXIT Information Notice

BREXIT Scarbrough’s close UK partner, Zenith International, Ltd. released an information guide in regards to BREXIT.  Although BREXIT is among the hottest topic the United Kingdom at the moment, not all issues are concrete.  Keep in mind what is said one day could change the next.  Our partners welcome the conversation or questions you have […]

Trump wants to cancel the old NAFTA

Will NAFTA be canceled before the new USMCA is implemented? President Trump left the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires with some big stuff.  A new China trade truce, the signing of USMCA, and a comment to cancel the old NAFTA ahead of the new pact. A New China Truce One of the biggest moves in […]

U.S. – China Trade Truce

U.S. – China Trade Deal in Discussions United States’ President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires this past weekend to discuss their differences in trade.  The outcome?  A truce to the trade war and a pause on threatened tariff increases on January 1, 2019. […]