U.S. Joins G7 to Add Trade Prohibitions and Revoke Russia’s Most Favored-Nation Status

The U.S., along G7 members from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the U.K. as well as the European Union, announced that it will take the necessary steps to revoke Russia’s Most-Favored-Nation status in solidarity against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Other measures announced by the White House against Russia include: • Banning export of luxury [...]

2022-06-27T15:04:29-04:00March 14th, 2022|

CBP Commercial Traffic Update at Detroit Windsor Tunnel

As a result of the traffic issues created by the "Freedom Convoy" blocking commercial traffic from crossing the Ambassador Bridge, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Detroit allowed "PAPS" (Formal Entry) shipments to be diverted to the Detroit Windsor Tunnel for processing. "This diversion, while necessary, created significant system, procedural and examination [...]

2022-06-27T15:04:29-04:00February 15th, 2022|

JSC Handles Services For James Webb Space Telescope Vessel

Some opportunities come along once in a lifetime. John S. Connor’s came this year as it handled customs brokerage and provided vessel agency services for The James Webb Space Telescope Vessel! The James Webb Space Telescope was launched successfully on December 25th, 2021. The James Webb Space Telescope will build on the legacy of the [...]

2022-06-27T15:04:29-04:00February 9th, 2022|

Air Forwarders Expand Charter Operations

Global forwarders have dramatically expanded air charter networks to compensate for the long-term absence of belly cargo on passenger flights, and that costly option will ensure air freight prices remain elevated through the year. Even when below-deck space does return at scale — which is not expected before 2023 at the earliest — rates in [...]

2022-06-27T15:04:29-04:00January 14th, 2022|

UPDATE: Ports of LA/Long Beach Delay Container Fees Again

This is a fourth follow-up to ongoing news regarding fees incurred for longstanding containers at the Ports of LA and Long Beach. The official start date of the "Container Dwell Fee" proposed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is being pushed back again; it will now start on Monday, Jan 10. The [...]

2022-06-27T15:04:29-04:00January 4th, 2022|

Mid-Atlantic Winter Storm Wreaking Havoc

The Mid-Atlantic region, especially in the Baltimore-Washington area, is getting hit with a winter storm this morning which is wreaking havoc with road, marine, and air terminal working conditions. Federal government offices are closed in DC. Winter storm warnings have been posted from NY to Alabama forecasting heavy precipitation, high winds, and possible flooding. Tornado [...]

2022-06-27T15:04:30-04:00January 3rd, 2022|

Ethiopia, Guinea and Mali Removed from AGOA

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the official termination of Ethiopia, Guinea and Mali from the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) Program. In accordance with Presidential proclamation, the aforementioned countries will be subject to standard duty rates for all goods entered on or after January 1, 2022. For questions please email: compliance@jsconnor.com

2022-06-27T15:04:30-04:00January 3rd, 2022|
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