Panama Canal Transit Sees 10 Day Delays

Vessels transiting through the Panama Canal have are now experiencing up to 10 day delays as the industry struggles to understand the cause and find a solution to the deteriorating conditions. According to the Journal of Commerce, adverse weather conditions

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Severe Weather Impacts Rail Traffic in South Carolina

Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) is experiencing major disruptions at its Charleston, SC gateways. Many tracks have washed out, and many bridges have been deemed unsafe for passage due to the record rainfall and heavy flooding in the area. Norfolk Southern

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Members Reach Trade Deal

Ministers of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries concluded trading negotiations on October 4th, completing one of the most ambitious multilateral trade deals of the last two decades and paving the way for lower tariffs and increased trade standardization throughout

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GSP Gets First Round of Edits

While the Office of the US Trade Representative continues its ongoing review of the newly reauthorized Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), President Obama has issued a proclamation with the first round of revisions. Countries Removed: Seychelles, Uruguay and Venezuela have

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Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Deadline Postponed

The President’s order “Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses”, dictates an electronic information exchange capability, or “single window” through which businesses will transmit data required for the importation or exportation of cargo – the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The

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Tianjin Deadly Port Blast

Tianjin, China’s sixth largest container port, suffered a deadly explosion Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:20 p.m.  The blast, which killed at least 114 people according to Chinese officials, originated from a Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Company

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Offices Closing Early for Shapiro’s 100th Celebration

The following Shapiro offices will be closing early Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in celebration of our 100th Anniversary:   Baltimore, MD – closed at 4:00PM EST Philadelphia, PA – closed at 4:00PM EST Sterling, VA (Dulles) – closed at 4:00PM

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Filers Now Able to File GSP-Eligible Entry Summaries

US Customs and Border Protection has just announced that, effective July 29, 2015, filers again are entitled to file GSP- eligible entry summaries without the payment of estimated duties. Please be aware that the GSP reauthorization provides retroactive benefits only

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Shapiro’s NY Branch Gets a New Suite

Shapiro is excited to announce that our New York office has relocated! Take note, the only change has been to the office’s suite number. Our new address: 1 Cross Island Plaza 133-33 Brookville Blvd. Suite 101 Rosedale, NY 11422 Our

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GSP Renewal Clarification

As you are aware, the president recently signed off on the Trade Preferences Extension Act which retroactively renews GSP. At this point and time, all that has changed is learning that this legislation both extends GSP and retroactively applies benefits

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