China Issues New Manifest Rules Effective June 1

China Issues New Manifest Rules Effective June 1

The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) has announced revisions to the manifest rules of imports and exports in China, effective June 1, 2018. The adjusted rules include the following. Manifest submissions must be made 24 hours prior to loading. This includes all vessels going to or coming from any mainland ports in China. The…

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UPDATE: Canadian Rail Strike Postponed

UPDATE: Canadian Rail Strike Postponed

This is an update to our previous post found here. According to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference website, on April 20, 2018, they postponed the strike "until their members have had chance to vote on the agreement.” We will monitor this situation and offer updates as they become available.

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Canadian Rail Strike Notice Issued for April 21

Canadian Rail Strike Notice Issued for April 21

Please be advised that the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference has issued a strike notice, effective midnight, April 21, 2018. As a result, the Canadian Pacific Rail Road (CPRR) has now imposed an official ban, also effective midnight, April 21. This ban applies to All shipments originating in Canada which are billed to any Canadian or…

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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Renewed

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Renewed

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the program that allows over 3,500 products from economically developing countries to enter the U.S. duty free, expired December 31, 2017. On March 23 President Trump signed H.R. 1625, which retroactively renewed the GSP from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020. Importers should continue to flag GSP-eligible imports with…

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Port of NY/NJ Closing Due to Another Winter Storm

Port of NY/NJ Closing Due to Another Winter Storm

Another significant winter storm is expected to hit New York, New Jersey, and Newark beginning this evening and continuing into Thursday, 3/22. As a result, the port of New York & New Jersey has closed  all marine terminals for 3/21. We expect most facilities to announce similar closures for Wednesday. Depending on the nature of…

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HTS Codes Affected by New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

HTS Codes Affected by New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Yesterday—March 8, 2018—President Trump signed a tariff proclamation that placed a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports from all countries except Canada and Mexico. HTS Codes Affected Steel Articles 7206.10 through 7216.50 7216.99 through 7301.10 7302.10 7302.40 through 7302.90 7304.10 through 7306.90 Aluminum Articles 7601—unwrought aluminum 7604—aluminum bars, rods,…

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Winter Storm Causes Port of NY/NJ to Close

Winter Storm Causes Port of NY/NJ to Close

Due to snow accumulation and freezing temperatures, the port of New York & New Jersey marine terminals will be closed March 8, according to an alert posted by the Port Authority this afternoon. Also, many ground carriers are cancelling drop off and pickups at JFK and Newark airports. Shipping delays should be expected. Port Authority…

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