No Deal Between Brazilian Government and Truckers, Day 5 of Strike Continues

The Brazilian Government and truckers in Brazil still have not reached an agreement to end the strike, continuing into day 5 of no truck drivers. The Brazilian Association of Trucking, which represents about 700,00 drivers, organized the strike and rejected

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Attention Importers: Send Your Steel and Aluminum Product Exclusion Numbers ASAP

On March 19, 2018, the Department of Commerce (DOC) published in the Federal Register (FR) the process for parties to submit requests for exclusions from Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United

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U.S. and China Agree to Put Section 301 Tariffs on Hold, According to Treasury Secretary, or Not..?

As you are aware, earlier this year, the U.S. proposed new tariffs on $50 billion worth of products from China due to a Section 301 investigation.   On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the proposed new tariffs on Chinese

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Congestion at Asian Ports Causing Shipping Delays

Congestion at several critical Asian ports is disrupting shipping service, with berthing delays of at least a week as ships are forced to wait at anchor. The ports of Bangkok, Chittagong, Kolkata, and Shanghai are reported to be most affected,

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President Trump Issues Last Minute Proclamations Adjusting Regulations on Imports of Steel and Aluminum

Imports of all steel and aluminum articles from Canada, Mexico, and the member countries of the EU shall remain exempt from the additional duty established until 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 1, 2018. Steel: Imports of all steel

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GSP Renewed Until December 31, 2020

The renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which was signed by President Trump in late March, went into effect April 22, 2018. Importers should continue to flag GSP-eligible importations as SPI “A” and expected to pay normal duty

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Strike Notice Given by Two Canadian Pacific Railway Limited Unions

Two unions at the Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP), representing over 3,300 workers, have given 72-hour notice for a strike that would commence on April 21, 2018 at 12:01am EDT. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC)

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Dense Fog Causing Carrier Headache in North China

Heavy fog across the North China region is causing many ocean carriers in Shanghai and Ningbo to reschedule or delay sailings for several days or even weeks. Dense fog has been reported in the region for the past two to

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Section 301: The Proposed Tariff List and the Administrative Process

As we shared with you yesterday, as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of U.S. technology and intellectual property, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a proposed list

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CBP Released Commencement Date for GSP Refunds

The renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which was signed by President Trump in late March, will go into effect April 22, 2018. CBP will begin issuing GSP refunds on qualified goods shortly after the effective date, but

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