The American Association of Port Authorities is calling on the U.S. Congress and the Biden Administration to provide emergency relief funding for the country’s maritime transportation system as part of the next COVID-19 relief package. Highlighting the critical role the ports play in maintaining commerce and keeping goods flowing, AAPA joined by 35 other maritime industry groups point out …


 

The United States is adjusting tariffs on certain products imported from the European Union.  The U.S. was authorized in October 2019 to impose additional duties on approximately $7.5 billion in EU products as a result of the WTO Large Civil Aircraft litigation.  The United States implemented its authorized countermeasures in a restrained way and used trade data from the …


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Port of Seattle and Tacoma – The Port of Seattle is experiencing vessel wait times of 12-36 hours. Shipper demand remains strong and is forecasted to remain steady through the end of the year. The ports are experiencing delays of 5 days due to increase in export volume. All terminals are open for normal operations this week.

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US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published a reminder to its CTPAT members to take appropriate measures to prevent the import of narcotics and counterfeit goods this holiday season. With the massive increase in ecommerce this year, it is even more of a risk for such illegal activity to occur within the supply chain. Counterfeit sales not only undermine


 

Following the July 14th 2020 Executive Order on the Normalization of Hong Kong, CBP has published country of origin marking guidelines for US imports of products made within the territory. 

The Executive Order reverses special trade status initiatives, including country of origin treatment, that were previously afforded to Hong Kong under section 201(a) of the US-Hong Kong Policy …


 

On August 6th President Donald Trump announced the return of  Section 232  Tariff’s on various products of Canadian Aluminum.

It was stated that the 10% tariff’s will begin on August 16th 2020.   The additional Tariff’s will apply to Imports of non-alloyed, unwrought aluminum, classified under sub-heading 7601.10 of the HTSUS,  which comprises the majority of Aluminum imported …


 

The  US-Mexico-Canada Agreement  will go into effect in less than 2 weeks,  and will  fully replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement upon implementation.  US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has posted Interim Implementation Instructions to their website while the industry awaits the final update to the Code of Regulations. Instructions Document

The USMCA is reflective of some …