February Promotions

February Promotions

We’re always proud to announce our people’s achievements. Congratulations, Lindsey, Kelsey, and Ginelle on your recent promotions! Lindsey Thomas has been promoted to Import Transportation Supervisor. Lindsey has been with us for over three years. She is located in our Syracuse, NY office. Kelsey Lindstrand has been promoted to Import Operations Manager. Kelsey is a licensed Customs…

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Top-Ten Carrier PIL to Exit Trans-Pacific Marketplace

Top-Ten Carrier PIL to Exit Trans-Pacific Marketplace

Singapore-based carrier Pacific International Lines (PIL) has recently announced plans to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific marketplace. Why They’re Exiting the Market In a February 14 statement, the company cited results from its recent strategic review as the primary driving factors for its decision, emphasizing their desire for a realignment of services and increased optimization of…

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New Section 301 List 3 Exclusions–Ninth Set

New Section 301 List 3 Exclusions–Ninth Set

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced the ninth set of Section 301 tariff exclusions for list 3. The exclusions will apply as of the September 24, 2018, effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020. The exclusions include one ten-digit HTSUS subheading which covers 6 requests, and 46 specially prepared…

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Canadian Railway Shuts Down Due to Protests

Canadian Railway Shuts Down Due to Protests

CN rail has been forced to temporarily shut down significant parts of its Canadian network, due to the pipeline protesters. All traffic has been brought to a halt between Western and Eastern Canada to Prince Rupert, BC. Additional track shutdowns are expected over the next few days, unless the protests end. If this continues, there…

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New Exclusions for Section 301 List 1

New Exclusions for Section 301 List 1

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced the ninth set of Section 301 tariff exclusions for list 1. The exclusions will apply as of the July 6, 2018 to October 2, 2020. The exclusions are reflected in four specially prepared product descriptions. The USTR has also adjusted tariff subheadings and made other "technical amendments"…

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