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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|

Strike Continues at Port of Felixstowe

Nearly 1,900 workers from the Unite the Union, a British and Irish trade union, have walked off the job - now in the second day. This includes crane drivers, machine operators and stevedores. The strike is planned to end on August 29th, however there will be port disruptions due to severe backlogs. The ports of London [...]

2022-08-22T15:18:27-04:00August 22nd, 2022|

Merchandise Process Fee (MPF) Changes

This is a reminder of the upcoming Merchandise Process Fee (MPF) changes. Per CSMS Message #5284229 from CBP: Pursuant to the General Notice (87 FR 46973) published August 1, 2022, adjustments to certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations, as codified in 19 U.S.C. § 58c, will take effect on October 1, 2022. These adjustments [...]

2022-08-09T10:51:51-04:00August 9th, 2022|

German Port Strike Delays Departing Export Containers

German dockers confirmed they will begin a second-round strike in the key container ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, and Wilhelmshaven as wage negotiations with employers have not come to an agreement. The dockers work stoppage will begin from 6.00 am CET, Thursday 14th July until 6.00 am CET Saturday, 16th July. The strikes may cause delays [...]

2022-07-14T11:47:19-04:00July 14th, 2022|

Importer Requirements for Unique Identifier – FDA FSVP

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an update on entry data requirements for importers subject to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Food Importers (FSVP) regulation. Current, FDA guidance provides that FSVP Importers may temporarily submit “UNK” (unknown) in place of the DUNS number for the FSVP Importer. FDA expected [...]

2022-07-06T10:08:14-04:00July 6th, 2022|
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