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Hanjin Shipping Update

Hanjin Shipping Update Hanjin shipping has been ordered to return chartered-in ships to owners and to sell as much of its fleet as it can, according to Maritime Executive on September 20, 2016.   This poses a problem when several ports in the U.S. won’t even […]

Zika Virus Fumigation Requirements for China

As stated in a recent article, there has been a Zika Virus Advisory for shipments going into China and China is taking preventative measures for shipments coming into its country.  A notice has been issued from Leon Skarshinski, Commercial Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Embassy […]

Zika Virus Advisory for Shippers

Zika Virus Advisory for Shippers China is taking preventative measures to stop the Zika Virus spread from shippers located in the affected areas. As of July 12, 2016, there were 22 imported Zika virus cases reported in the China mainland [source.] Since then, Chinese authorities […]

New Carrier Alliances Taking Shape

updated Oct 26, 2016 New Carrier Alliances Taking Shape There has been a lot of news in ocean carrier alliances and mergers in the past year.  The many recent changes to the ocean carrier alliances have re-shaped the landscape of these partnerships.    The finalized […]

Legislative Update: China, Trade Secrets, Corporate Tax, Exports

Legislative Update: China, Trade Secrets, Corporate Tax, Exports Excerpt from: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade | May 13, 2016 Market Economy Status for China. The China Market Economy Status Congressional Review Act (S. 2906, introduced May 9 by Sen. Franken, D-Minn.) would require Congress to consider […]

Kansas City Launches First Ever Export Plan

Kansas City Launches First Ever Export Plan #GoGlobalKC Scarbrough has been extremely proud to have been part of such an amazing initiative – an initiative that has helped to create the first time ever in history export plan for Kansas aimed at boosting the regional […]

TPP pushes Made in America

Just last week, I had the privilege of listening to Raj Bhala, author of TPP Objectively,  and the only man I have come across to have read almost all of the 6000-paged trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal (TPP). Mr. Bhala recently moderated an informational  panel […]

Update on SOLAS VGM

Update on SOLAS VGM   The SOLAS amendments were adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in November 2014 and became mandatory on  July 1, 2016.  Shippers are required to submit verified gross mass or weight of a stuff container (VGM) to the terminal operator. This […]

Mexico: The Second Largest Export Market of Kansas

Mexico: The Second Largest Export Market of Kansas Excerpt from: El Perico Informador y Parlanchín | By: Marco A. Alcocer Kansas International Trade  International trade is a vital part of Kansas economy. The Sunflower State averages 12 billion dollars in exports a year. Canada, Mexico, […]

TPP Promotes Building Products Exports

TPP Promotes Building Products Exports Excerpt from: DIPNOTE | By: Joanne Littlefair | March 1, 2016 The global trend toward more sustainable construction has created an enormous opportunity for U.S. building product exporters. Across international markets, the recognized impact of the built environment on resource […]