Walk Out Prompts Port of NY-NJ to Close

New York-New Jersey port terminals will be closed for the rest of the day, after members of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) walked off the job this morning. No new trucks are being allowed to enter the port at this time. Expect delays for shipments coming in or out of the port.  

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3 What-If Scenarios for Looming ACE Deadline

3 What-If Scenarios for Looming ACE Deadline

February 28 marks a crucial deadline for U.S. Customs, one that has the potential to impact every import and export operation in the country. According to a time table set by the White House, Customs brokers and U.S. importers have until 2/28 to transition to using a computer system, known as ACE, for filing entry…

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Peak Season Surcharge Postponed Until 2/1

Peak Season Surcharge Postponed Until 2/1

We are pleased to advise that the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS), originally announced to go into effect on 1/15, has been postponed until 2/1. There is speculation that it may be delayed again or possibly cancelled. The General Rate Increase (GRI), announced for 2/1, is still applicable; but with a weakening market, it's likely to…

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U.S. Customs Delays Mandatory ACE Entry Filing

U.S. Customs Delays Mandatory ACE Entry Filing

In response to heavy push back from the trade, participating government agencies, and software providers, U.S. Customs & Border (CBP) recently announced that it will delay the start of mandatory ACE entry filing from November 1 of this year to February 28, 2016. November 1 will instead mark the beginning of what Customs is calling…

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Update: TPA Passes After Being Tacked onto New Bill

Update: TPA Passes After Being Tacked onto New Bill

As a follow-up to last month’s article, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was tagged onto the Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act and signed into law on June 29. Before TPA was enacted, supporting and opposing parties agreed on one thing: it would assist in locking down the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Also known as “fast-track,” TPA…

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