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May 14, 2020

USMCA Adoption Help, Another Airline Bankruptcy, and Warehouse Capacity Continues to Tighten

Customs  U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) announced that it is opening a USMCA Center to help private sector stakeholders implement the trade…
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May 12, 2020

A Warning for Maritime Operations, Reefer Capacity Tightens, and Ocean Freight May Be Moving Faster Than Air

Customs  The deadlines for importers to give comments on Section 301 tariff exclusions are approaching quickly. Public comments are…
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May 7, 2020

A Promising Turn in the China Trade Deal, a Surge in Short Hauls, and Drayage Carriers Wage Legal Battle

Customs  Top negotiators from the U.S. and China are planning to meet as early as next week…
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May 5, 2020

Threats to the China Trade Deal, Concerns Over Container Shortages, and Truckers Protest Low Rates

Customs Upset by the size of China’s commitment in the deal, President Trump is threatening to…
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April 30, 2020

China Increases Quality Measures for PPE, a New Ruling on Demurrage, and a Halt to Mexican Production

Customs  Following reports of shoddy medical exports from the country, Chinese authorities have increased the export certification…
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April 28, 2020

USMCA Moves Forward, the FMC Announces Contract Leniency, and the Outlook for Intermodal

North American Trade The Trump administration announced that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will go into effect on…
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April 23, 2020

Another Chance to Defer Duty, a Last Hurrah for Container Imports, and Shippers Turning to Tech

Customs The White House issued an executive order on Sunday evening allowing qualifying importers to defer April duty payments for…
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April 21, 2020

The U.S.-Canada Border Remains Closed, India’s Re-Opening, and Blanked Sailings Take Their Toll

North American Trade In an April 18 press conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced…
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