Possible Mexico and U.S. Separate Trade Deal

A Bilateral Trade Agreement in Mexico May Just Happen According to Bloomberg, “President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal with Mexico over Canada and that he’s building a good rapport with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.” “The U.S. and Mexico are “getting closer” to reaching a trade deal, and the […]

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 in September of 2018.  2M plans to contribute four of […]

Section 301 Product Exclusion

For all those impacted by Chinese imports subject to section 301 tariffs, you have until October 9, 2018 to apply for a product exclusion. If you apply for an exclusion, the public will have 14 days to file responses to the request for product exclusion. After the close of the 14 day response period, interested persons […]

Safe T Home Build 2018 at CyHawk Game

Sukup Manufacturing Co. Announces Safe T Home® Build at 2018 CyHawk™ Game at Kinnick Stadium Scarbrough is excited to be part of this amazing experience.  Our own Vice President, Brad Scarbrough, will be part of the build teams mentioned below. SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Sukup Manufacturing Co. is thrilled to announce that a team will build […]

APHIS Proposing Lacey Act Exemption

Announcement Derived from USDA Bulletin on July 6, 2018 Washington, D.C., July 6, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing an exception to the Lacey Act import declaration requirements for products containing a minimal, or “de minimis”, amount of plant material.  The Lacey Act—which combats trafficking in […]

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, Canada, South Korea, India, Australia, Brazil and the European Union.  […]

Canada Imposes New Tax on Several U.S. Products

Retaliation Tax Canada has just issued tariffs on nearly $13 billion worth of U.S. goods in response to the recent steel and aluminum tax that the United States imposed on Canadian imports.  Effective July 1, 2018, hundreds of U.S.-origin products entering into Canada will now face a 10% or 25% duty rate, the same duty […]

Are you prepared for Peak Season?

Peak Season Tips As the end of June winds down and the calendar turns over into July, so begins the typical summer “Peak Season” for International shipping.  This period of about 3-4 months can cause trouble for even veteran shippers as big box stores gear up to stock shelves for the holiday season. Five Easy […]

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 worth €2.8 billion and will come into effect on Friday […]

Additional 25% Duty on $50 billion of Chinese Imports

Section 301  On June 15, 2018, The White House issued a statement in regards to tariffs on Chinese goods worth about $50 billion. An additional 25% duty rate will be imposed on goods that “contain industrially significant technologies [,]” including those “related to China’s Made in China 2025 strategic plan to dominate the emerging high-technology […]