Pan-African free trade deal almost finalized

Pan-African free trade deal almost finalized Africa is about to become the world’s largest free trade zone after it has decided to open a free trade agreement deal across the region. This trade agreement currently has 44 of the 55 African countries:  Algeria  Angola  Burkina […]

Section 301 List 3

List 3 Product Exclusions

List 3 Product Exclusions Exclusions On February 15, 2019, via the mini-omnibus bill, Congress directed an exclusion process for List 3 by March 17, but that deadline was not met.  In regards to List 3, USTR’s Robert Lighthizer stated that no exclusion process would be […]

USMCA Trade Agreement

USMCA Trade Agreement Last fall, the United States, Mexico, and Canada came to agreement on a trilateral trade that will better benefit North American workers. This trade agreement sprouted after renegotiating NAFTA which, Trump stated to be the “worst trade deal ever.” The new agreement […]

Laredo Port becomes USA’s Top Trade Port

Laredo Port becomes USA’s Top Trade Port For the first time ever, Laredo a town of 260,000 hardworking people located on the U.S.-Mexico border just became the number one trade port in the United States. The Port of Laredo surpassed the Port of LA in […]

USA Mexico Border

Trump’s New Announcement: Tariffs on all Imports from Mexico

Trump’s New Threat: Tariffs on all Imports from Mexico On May 30, 2019, President Trump announced if Mexico does not stop migration to his satisfaction, he will begin imposing tariffs on imports into the United States from Mexico.  If Mexico’s response is not sufficient, the […]

Tariffs on Mexico imports

Trump Announces Imposition of Mexico Tariffs

Trump Announces Imposition of Tariffs on All Goods Imported Into the US from Mexico Effective June 10, 2019 Written by Daniel D. Ujczo, Practice Group Chair – Intl & Regional Practices, Dickinson Wright The President of the United States of America (POTUS) Donald Trump declared a […]

U.S. Customs Offers Virtual help with ACE Reports

U.S. Customs Offers Virtual help with Ace Reports

U.S. Customs Offers Virtual help with Ace Reports According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Cargo Systems Messaging Service, “Starting on Tuesday, June 18th, any ACE Reports user can schedule a 15-30 minute appointment with an ACE Reports expert to assist with a specific issue […]

British Columbia ILWU

British Columbia ILWU Port Workers end Lockout

British Columbia ILWU Port Workers end Lockout ILWU Lockout Ends After days of hype and anticipation, it only took about 3 hours of an actual lockout before the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada (ILWU) came to […]

GRI Announcement

GRI Announcement July 1, 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 July 1, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]

Section 232

Trump Lifts Section 232 Tariffs from Mexico & Canada

Trump Lifts Section 232 Tariffs from Mexico & Canada Steel and Aluminum Imports On May 17, 2019, the United States Trade Representative announced, “an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries and for […]