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Federal agencies relax rules during pandemic

31Mar, 2020

Federal agencies relax rules during pandemic




In response to transportation needs arising during this pandemic, a number of US agencies have announced changes to their typical rules to keep cargo moving around the country. Whether by waiver of deadlines, scaling back of foreign oversight or a suspension of hours of service requirements, the agencies are working to remove blocks to the… Read more »


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11Feb, 2020

Coronavirus – Update February 10




General Status Dear associates, with a very fluid situation, below is current information we have gathered as of end of day 02/10/2020. For Greater China Area: Today marks the official work-resumption day in most provinces. Local authorities require enterprises to submit applications for approval to resume work, enterprises are requested to demonstrate their capability to ensure strict… Read more »


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6Feb, 2020

Coronavirus Update




The world is buzzing with news, and stories, abut the recent Coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China. Ship calls to ports in China have fallen 20% since January 20, 2020 as measure take hold to stop, or at least slow down the spread of the virus. According to the Wall Street Journal, analysts expect… Read more »


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18Dec, 2019

US and China reach phase one agreement!




After almost two years of ever-increasing tariff negotiations, the US and China have come to a preliminary “phase one” bilateral trade agreement. Key points of the agreement include agricultural exports from the US to China, intellectual property securities and both a reduction of current tariffs on the first three tranches of duties and a cancellation… Read more »


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6Nov, 2019

CTPAT minimum security criteria changes January 1, 2020




Updates to the minimum security criteria for members of CTPAT will be effective on January 1, 2020. Though the changes aren’t available to the general public, members can view the full set of updates via CTPAT’s online portal. New criteria will cover the following areas: Management commitment to a culture of security throughout the organization… Read more »


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7Oct, 2019

US levies tariffs after WTO Airbus decision




Officially finalized on Wednesday after the WTO made a final ruling, the US plans to levy $7.5 billion in tariffs on luxury goods against the EU. Though European leaders have called for resolution without new tariffs, as the US also gave illegal subsidies to Boeing, there has been no settlement beyond the tariffs, so far…. Read more »


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23Jul, 2019

MSC temporarily suspended from C-TPAT




Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is the largest carrier for US container imports with a market share equal to 13%. When the MSC Gayane was inspected upon calling the Port of Philadelphia it was found to have seven containers on board stuffed with a total of 18 tons of cocaine – a street value of $1.3… Read more »


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2Jul, 2019

Fireworks, tariffs and a happy 4th of July!




The fourth of July is the quintessential America holiday. It’s a lively celebration where families get together, swim, travel, barbecue, and either watch or take part in a fireworks extravaganza. Fireworks have been part of the celebration of Independence Day since the 1770’s and could be considered the first key part of the celebration. Now,… Read more »


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9May, 2019

Trade War – Updates




The Federal Register Statement is here. In accordance with the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) has determined to modify the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation by increasing the rate of additional duty from 10 percent to 25 percent for the products of China covered by the September… Read more »


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29Apr, 2019

Boeing 737-MAX grounded until mid-August




After Boeing’s 737-MAX aircraft came under scrutiny following two crashes in the span of about five months involving Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines that killed 346 people total, Boeing declared they intended to slow down production of the 737-MAX. The entire fleet has been grounded ever since the crash in March. This decision was based… Read more »


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