Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals at Port of Houston Suspend Operations

Due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Port of Houston, the Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals announced that they are suspending operations temporarily. Port officials have yet to release additional information regarding the closures. However, customers with shipments

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Airline Cancellations Update – March 25

As you may have heard over the weekend, UK and Ireland have been added to the Coronavirus travel ban.  As a result, shippers should expect several things: More flight cancellations starting this week (March 16) through April. Suspended airline tariff

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USTR Releases Second Round of Section 301 List 1 Exclusion Extensions

On Friday, March 13, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that just 11 (eleven) exclusions from the second round of Section 301 tariff exclusions on List 1 goods will be granted extensions. As the exclusions for the

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Coronavirus Contingency Plan – Tier 1

Dear Valued Customers, Firstly, our hearts go out to the many victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.   We are quite sure that the global news may worsen in the coming weeks and months and we hope you, your families, and your

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Canadian Parliament Passes USMCA

Today, March 13th, 2020, Canada’s House of Commons unanimously voted to adopt the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – known in Canada as CUSMA. It was then approved by the Senate less than an hour later, before Canadian legislators enter a

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USTR Announces Additional Product Exclusions for Section 301 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released additional product exclusions from Section 301 Chinese tariffs. The latest USTR notice features two announcements, each containing the specially prepared HTS subheadings excluded from either List 3 or List 4A tariffs.

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Airlines Announce Cancellations in Wake of Recent Travel Restrictions

On Thursday, March 12th, American Airlines announced it would be suspending flights to the 26 newly restricted European countries within the Schengen Area beginning next week (March 14th – 19th) until May 7th or June 4th, depending on the lane.

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Trump Announces 30-Day Air Travel Ban From Europe to U.S.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) officially enters pandemic status this week, President Trump announced a 30-day ban on all passenger air travel from Europe to the U.S. beginning Friday, March 13th at 11:59 PM (EDT). According to the U.S. Department of

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USTR Releases Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 4A Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 4A Chinese tariffs. The List 4 notice contains 8 HTS subheadings completely excluded from List 4A tariffs, which cover 59 separate requests. The list

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USTR Releases Another Round of Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 3 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an additional set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 3 Chinese tariffs. The List 3 notice contains 1 HTS subheading completely excluded from 25% tariffs, which covers 6 separate requests, and 46

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