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September 17, 2020

WTO, Importers Challenge Section 301 Tariffs, Chinese Authorities Lean on Carriers, Shippers Brace for Peak Season

Customs  Section 301 tariffs are under legal scrutiny this week. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled…
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September 10, 2020

Equipment Shortages Spread, Increasing Spot Rates, and More Expiring Exclusions

Customs  Over the next few weeks, more Section 301 tariff exclusion lists are set to expire. Keep an eye on…
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September 3, 2020

An Uncertain Peak Season, Backups Along the West Coast, and Air Freight Rates Continue to Increase

Ocean   Change seems incessant in 2020, and ocean freight’s peak season is among those changes. There…
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August 27, 2020

Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall, Airlines Move Toward Freight, Hong Kong Origin Deadline Extended

Hurricane Laura Just as Tropical Storm Marco made landfall in U.S. Gulf states, Hurricane Laura…
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August 20, 2020

A Delay in Section 301 Extensions, the Chassis Shortage Grows, and Air Freight Rates Set to Soar

Customs More exclusions are on the chopping block as extension deadlines approach. A list of…
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August 13, 2020

Hong Kong No Longer a Country of Origin, Spot Rates Reaching Highest Levels in Decades, and HOS Exemptions Extended

Customs  The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting comments on Section 301 exclusions valued at approximately $34…
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August 6, 2020

Explosion Levels Port of Beirut, Many Section 301 Exclusions Expire Tomorrow, and a COVID-19 State of Emergency Closes Australian Airports

The port city of Beirut is in rubble after an explosion at a port warehouse facility…
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August 3, 2020

Shipping Alliances: How Do They Impact My Supply Chain?

What are they? If you’re one of the many companies using ocean carriers to fuel…
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July 30, 2020

Section 301 Exclusions Extended, FMC is Monitoring Blank Sailings, and Mask Mandates Reaching Truck Stops

Customs  The U.S. Trade Representative announced extensions on Section 301 exemptions for 14 item classifications. The goods, now set…
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July 23, 2020

List 3 Exclusions Set to Expire, CBP Dropping Interest Rates, and Carriers in Pricing Turmoil

Ocean Consistency appears to be returning to the Asia-Europe lane of ocean freight. Carriers have reinstated 10%…
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