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New System for CBMA Imports

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has launched their “myTTB” system for Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA) foreign producer registrations for imported products. TTB will assume responsibility on January 1, 2023 for administering the CBMA tax benefits for imported alcohol. Importers will now pay the full tax rate at entry and subsequently [...]

2022-11-01T17:18:06-04:00November 1st, 2022|

Ningbo Port Lockdown Due to COVID

Effective October 16, 2022, the Ningbo port area is under a lockdown due to COVID. This lockdown is expected to last longer than seven days. For any urgent LCL shipments originating in the area, we recommend that cargo be switched to Shanghai CFS origin to prevent delays. Note CFS status of affected facilities below: • [...]

2022-10-20T11:24:26-04:00October 20th, 2022|

Rail Union Rejects Contract Terms With Freight Carriers.

On Monday, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division track maintenance workers voted to oppose the five-year contract. Over half of the workers rejected a 24 percent raise and $5,000 bonuses.  Union President Tony Cardwell said “the railroads didn’t do enough to address the lack of paid time off — particularly sick time — and [...]

2022-10-11T14:28:23-04:00October 11th, 2022|

Strike Hits Republic of South Africa Ports

Be advised that Republic of South Africa ports are on strike, effective today, October 6, due to breakdown in wage negotiations. This is a country-wide strike with devastating consequences for the movement of both inbound and outbound containers. Major service disruptions are anticipated resulting in backlogs and congestion for undetermined periods of time.  Currently all [...]

2022-10-06T12:24:33-04:00October 6th, 2022|

Food Facility Registration Renewal to Begin

On October 1, 2022, The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Facility Registration Renewal will open its portal where food facilities must renew their food facility registrations. The window for renewal will run from October 1 until December 31. We encourage you to renew early to avoid any disruption in your shipments. All food facilities [...]

2022-09-19T14:50:46-04:00September 19th, 2022|

Nationwide Freight Rail Strike Now Averted

The U.S. Labor Department announced this morning that the rail companies and union negotiators have reached tentative agreements to avert a possible work stoppage on Friday, September 16. After 20 hours of negotiations the agreement “balances the needs of workers, businesses and our nation’s economy.” The Labor Department said that if the 12 labor unions [...]

2022-09-15T12:26:13-04:00September 15th, 2022|

US Freight Railroads Bracing for Strike September 16

With an impending strike on September 16, the Association of American Railroads confirmed that the 12 labor unions of the nation’s Class I railroads have failed to agree on a new contract and are willing to walk off the job.  “Railroads are taking all measures necessary to handle sensitive cargo in accordance with federal regulations [...]

2022-09-13T14:49:34-04:00September 13th, 2022|

Possible ILWU Strike at West Coast Ports

According to the The Journal of Commerce online: A union representing security guards at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach authorized a strike last week. Members of the security guard union, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 26, work at the majority of marine terminals at the LA-Long Beach complex and have [...]

2022-09-12T12:11:12-04:00September 12th, 2022|

Section 301 Tariffs Remain In Effect for the Foreseeable Future

According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Section 301 tariffs on imports from China remain in effect following numerous requests by domestic industries. Despite months of speculation, the White House has made no announcement about changes to these tariffs. It has been thought there was a possibility of lowering tariffs on some consumer [...]

2022-09-07T12:54:07-04:00September 7th, 2022|

Felixstowe Strike Continues Causing Major Trade Disruption

As the strike continues by crane drivers, machine operators and stevedores at the Port of Felixstowe - the 2,000 workers and the port’s owners appear no closer to a deal.  Felixstowe, Britain’s biggest container port, is experiencing major trade disruptions which could result in delays of goods for the upcoming holiday season.  Other UK and [...]

2022-08-26T13:52:26-04:00August 26th, 2022|
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