Mohawk Global Celebrates Black History Month

Mohawk Global Celebrates Black History Month

In 1970, the United States saw its first Black History Month celebration. By February 1976, it had become an official annual observance, decreed by President Gerald Ford. The entire month of February was dedicated to honoring and remembering the achievements of historical Black figures who helped shape America, and the world. As February draws to…

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CBP Issues FAQs on Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

CBP Issues FAQs on Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published answers to a set of frequently asked questions regarding the withhold release order (WRO) that was issued Jan. 13. The WRO was aimed at cotton and tomato products made with slave labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The WRO also includes downstream products produced outside…

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CBP Allowing AES Transportation Corrections

CBP Allowing AES Transportation Corrections

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun to operate under “an informed compliance umbrella.” This comes after penalties were being issued for the “transportation data” minor errors in the Automated Export System (AES) filings. There have been discrepancies with filed dates and ports, which CBP would like to see corrected instead of penalized. Their goal…

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CBP Warns CTPAT Members of Cyber Threats

CBP Warns CTPAT Members of Cyber Threats

The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program regularly emphasizes certain security matters to raise awareness and renew their partners’ caution in supply chain security. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a CTPAT alert, updated on January 22, 2021, that warns CTPAT members of cyber threats. As many CTPAT members have transitioned to working…

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Port of NY/NJ Closed 2/18

Port of NY/NJ Closed 2/18

Due to an inclement weather, the port of New York & New Jersey marine terminals will be closed February 18, according to an alert posted by the Port Authority this afternoon. Shipping delays should be expected. We will continue to provide updates, as they become available. Find live updates from the port here.

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Civil Penalties Increase for Export Violations

Civil Penalties Increase for Export Violations

The Department of Commerce, Census and Department of State have increased the civil monetary penalties for export violations to account for inflation. Regardless of when the violation occurred, it is important to recognize that these new amounts are retroactive and can be charged against each violation. Here is a summary of the penalty increases: The…

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Section 232 Steel Tariff Challenge Rejected by CIT

Section 232 Steel Tariff Challenge Rejected by CIT

Since instituting Section 232 duties—which adds a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports—several steel importers joined together to challenge the Commerce Department’s report, which all Section 232 steel tariffs were based on, as well as the lack of expiration date for the tariffs. However, on February 4, 2021, the Court…

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3/1 Trans-Pacific Carriers Announce Eastbound GRI

3/1 Trans-Pacific Carriers Announce  Eastbound GRI

Trans-Pacific carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) effective March 1, 2021. This GRI will affect all Canadian and USA destinations. The following amounts are in USD and apply to all freight originating in Asia and the Indian Sub-Continent. General Rate Increase Applies to all U.S. and Canadian portsEffective March 1, 2021 Equip.USD20 ft$90040…

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NY/NJ Port Closed Due to Severe Weather

NY/NJ Port Closed Due to Severe Weather

Due to an increasingly severe winter storm, the port of New York & New Jersey marine terminals will be closed February 1 and February 2, according to an alert posted by the Port Authority this afternoon. Shipping delays should be expected. Normal operations are expected to resume on February 3. We will continue to provide…

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