Indian Truckers Back to Work Following 8 Day Strike

Reports from New Delhi have confirmed that the Indian trucker strike officially ended on Friday, July 27th, though inflated pricing and inland capacity woes are expected to plague the nationwide market into late August. The strike commenced on July 20th

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COSCO Shipping U.S. Offices Battling Cyber Attack

Yesterday, July 24th, COSCO’s U.S. offices fell victim to a cyber attack. According to initial reports COSCO’s U.S. network broke down rendering the majority of their electronic communications inoperable, thus hindering COSCO’s ability to communicate with vessels, customers, vendors and

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India Truckers’ Strike Update

As of 6 AM (IST) this morning, the All-India Motor Transport Congress, led by Chairman Bal Malkit Singh, commenced an indefinite strike as a means of protesting rising diesel costs, heightened taxes with decreased exemptions and the current system for tendering

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USTR List of Tariffs on $200 Billion in Chinese Goods Released

President Trump took another stab at the ongoing trade war between the United States and China on Tuesday, as the U.S. Trade Representative released a list of tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products. The proposed list consists of a

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Apply for Your Product Exclusion for Chinese Products Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a process to obtain product exclusions from the additional tariffs in effect on certain products imported from China (Section 301 tariffs). The Text of the Federal Register notice outlining the criteria and process for

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Section 301 Tariffs Going into Effect Friday

Trump officially announced last month that the United States is moving forward with imposing tariffs of $50 billion on Chinese products that contain “industrially significant technologies.” As the trade war between the US and China looms, the United States will

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Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 Implementation

Under the CBMA, reduced tax rates and/or tax credits are applicable to importations of certain limited quantities of distilled spirits, beer, or wine imported from each qualifying foreign producer. Further, the foreign producer must have affirmatively assigned those rates or

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Shapiro’s New Look!

Shapiro is excited to unveil our new website design! When accessing www.shapiro.com, visitors might notice the website layout looks slightly different than in the past. We decided it was time for a transformation to the site, and it was crucial

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Trump Follows Through with Imposing Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

Early Friday, President Trump officially announced that the United States would impose tariffs of $50 billion on Chinese goods, in retaliation against China for intellectual property theft. In April, the White House announced the planned tariffs and released a list

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Tentative ILA-USMX Labor Peace Agreement Reached for East and Gulf Coast Ports

The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance reached a US East and Gulf Coast ports tentative labor agreement Wednesday, June 6th, after 16 long months of negotiations. The tentative deal reached by dockworkers and port operators is

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