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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Updated Privacy Policy

At Shapiro we value your patronage and take the privacy of your data seriously. It is our goal to be as open and transparent as possible with you about the personal data we collect, how it is used, and with

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Qingdao Causing Closures

The 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is taking place in Qingdao on June 9th-10th . To ensure a successful summit, safety procedures are being put into place well in advance, causing closures and inconveniences to customers and

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Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum for U.S. Allies Take Effect by End of Day

President Trump has announced that tariffs imposed on three of the U.S.’s biggest trading partners will go into effect by the end of the day, Thursday, May 31st. Earlier this year, Trump announced a 25% tariff on steel and 10%

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Update: China Customs Advanced Manifest (CCAM) Launched June 1st

On June 1st, 2018, China Customs launched a new advanced manifest effort for imports and exports to expedite clearance for both air and ocean shipments. The new manifest process requires electronic manifest submission 24 hours prior to loading at the

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U.S. Going Ahead with 25% Tariff on $50 Billion Worth of Goods

On Tuesday, May 29th, the White House announced that the Trump administration will go forward with a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of products coming from China. This comes just 10 days after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced a

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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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