Ningbo COVID-19 Cases Affect Trucking Services & Warehouse Operations

Ningbo COVID-19 Cases Affect Trucking Services &  Warehouse Operations

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Ningbo’s administrative district of Beilun. Three terminals in Ningbo are located near the epidemic site, where authorities have implemented disinfection and quarantine measures. While the port is currently unaffected, delays are expected as trucker capacity and certain shippers face challenges to get containers to the port as…

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USTR Extends 81 COVID-19 Related Product Exclusions for 6 Months

USTR Extends 81 COVID-19 Related Product Exclusions for 6 Months

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced an extension of 81 Section 301 tariff exclusions—which include certain medical-care products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic—until May 31, 2022. USTR has also stated that the notice, “extends the 99 exclusions scheduled to expire on November 14, 2021, through November 30, 2021. Those exclusions…

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Manufacturer Operations Affected Throughout China Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Manufacturer Operations Affected Throughout China Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout China, some cities have implemented widespread testing along with inner-city travel restrictions. The below details outline the current freight-forwarding and logistics status of major Chinese cities as of August 6. Shanghai: One sub-district near PVG is flagged as a medium-risk area and under lockdownIn Jiangsu province, there…

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Ho Chi Minh Lockdown Update

Ho Chi Minh Lockdown Update

Throughout Ho Chi Minh and the surrounding areas in Vietnam, COVID-19 cases have now risen to thousands of cases per day. To combat the outbreak, the government has declared a “total lockdown.” New regulations allow factories to operate only if they can arrange their workers to stay inside their factories or dedicated quarantine place—with a…

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