Guidance on filing USPPI Address and State of Origin in the AES

This broadcast is intended for U.S. Principal Parties in Interest (USPPI) when their USPPI Address State and State of Origin do not match on the Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES). Please review the information below and your internal business practices to ensure EEI filings are compliant with the definitions provided [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:46-05:00June 30th, 2022|

Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 Signed Into Law

President Biden signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 22) into law. The House of Representatives passed the Senate of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 on June 13th by a vote of 369-42. This is the first significant change to OSRA in over 20 years. The bill revises requirements governing ocean [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:46-05:00June 21st, 2022|

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Headed to President’s Desk After Passing House

On June 10th, President Biden spoke at the Port of Los Angeles to obtain approval for the most significant US shipping law reform in nearly 25 years. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act is designed to give the government’s shipping competition commission with greater authority to help U.S. exporters. “One of the key ways to fight [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:46-05:00June 14th, 2022|

Germany and Bangladesh Port News

Impending Strike in the German Ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven We have received some important information in regards to a possible impending strike in the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven. Warning strikes may occur in the coming days before the next round of wage negotiations with the German trade union VERDI set to take [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:46-05:00June 7th, 2022|

FDA FSVP Data Requirements Updated for Importers

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 [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:47-05:00June 1st, 2022|

JSC Helps Refloat Grounded Ever Forward

Do you remember when the Ever Forward Vessel was stuck at the Chesapeake Bay a few miles from Baltimore? We do! In fact, John S. Connor helped to get her unstuck! On March 13th the vessel became stuck on her way to her next destination. Donjon-SMIT is the OPA 90 Salvage and Marine Firefighting provider [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:47-05:00May 2nd, 2022|

Hapag-Lloyd Faces US Civil Penalty Charges

A US administrative law judge on Friday ordered Hapag-Lloyd to pay a California drayage provider $822,220 in civil damages stemming from a Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) investigation into whether the carrier improperly assessed detention charges on 11 containers in mid-2021. In justifying the amount of the penalty, the FMC’s Bureau of Enforcement (BOE) determined that [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:47-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Shanghai Disruption

On Sunday, March 27th, Shanghai officials announced a city-wide lockdown after an extreme surge in COVID-19 cases. This mandate follows a similar 7-day lockdown imposed on Shenzhen that just recently ended on the 20th. Per one article, the details of the lockdown are as follows: “districts east of the Huangpu River, including the Pudong financial [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:47-05:00March 30th, 2022|

Shipping Woes Continue in China

Although the ports in Shenzhen and Shanghai remain open and operational, productivity at the ports is being affected by workers having to home quarantine. Also tighter restrictions on truck drivers is causing some major slow downs and delays. There have been some reports of bad weather also playing a role in some vessel delays. The [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:47-05:00March 21st, 2022|

China Restrictions Announced

The Shenzhen Government just announced that all non-essential business has to work from home from March 14th to March 20th. Residents are also not allowed to enter or exit, and all public transport is suspended. In terms of port operations, everything is running as normal currently. However, it is expected that warehouse operations will be [...]

2024-03-04T16:33:47-05:00March 14th, 2022|
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