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 …


 

FROM CP CUSTOMER RESOURCES:

Canadian Pacific (CP) has received notice from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC), and by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) that members of the respective unions will be withdrawing their services to operate freight and passenger trains and to maintain CP’s signaling systems in Canada, effective 0001, Saturday, April …


The new E-log mandate in the U.S., combined with a strong economy, fuel cost increases and a driver shortage, has created the perfect storm for rate hikes and a trucking capacity crunch.

As demand for truck freight grows and supply continues to decline, businesses will find it increasingly difficult to manage their supply chains where truck freight is concerned.

Trucking …