President Trump Signs the Omnibus Bill

President Trump has just signed the Omnibus bill, which passed through the House and Senate earlier today. As a result, the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) will be renewed and all applicable stakeholders will receive retroactive benefits within the next

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Omnibus Spending Bill Includes GSP Renewal

The proposed renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) through December 31, 2020 is outlined in the Omnibus Spending Bill, which was released on Wednesday, March 21st. The 2,000 page bill has passed in both the House and Senate

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Trump Announces $50 Billion in Tariffs on Goods Imported from China

Following the recent announcement of additional tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, President Trump is now taking additional steps that could ignite a full-blown trade war with China by pushing for a hefty $50 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese

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Shapiro’s New York Office Closed Due to Winter Storm

Due to the inclement weather, our New York office is closed today, March 21st. Employees will be working remotely until weather conditions improve. Our Baltimore and Dulles offices are open but with limited staff. Many employees will be working remotely

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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its procedures for excluding products from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports. As directed by President Trump, the Department published the procedures in the Federal Register and began accepting exclusion

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Ocean Carrier’s Position on Door Moves

To offset increasing costs and challenges in the drayage market, many ocean carriers are beginning to implement an Emergency Door Service (EDS) surcharge on door moves.  The new ELD mandate and equipment/driver shortages are causing significant delays, and as a

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President Trump Issues Presidential Proclamations with Additional Import Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Effective March 23, 2018 – New Country Exceptions Announced

Under Presidential Proclamations issued on March 8, 2018: “Steel article” imports specified in the Annex shall be subject to an additional 25 percent ad valorem rate of duty with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on

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NY/NJ Container Terminals Closed Thursday, March 8th Due to Winter Storm Quinn

According to The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, due to Winter Storm Quinn and weather conditions expected to deteriorate overnight, all NY/NJ container terminals will be CLOSED on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Several terminals have stated that

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Errors with CBP Liquidation Courtesy Notices

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has discovered an error in the creation of liquidation courtesy notices. Some filers received notices with errors and others did not receive notices. CBP is delaying delivery of the corrected courtesy notices until next

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