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12 08, 2022

CBP user fees set to increase on Oct. 1, 2022

By | 2022-08-12T20:10:10+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Imports, Legislation, U.S. Customs|

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it will be adjusting the customs user fees corresponding to the Consolidated Ombinus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) by 18.629% to adjust for inflation. The fee adjustments were mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act.) The adjusted fees will [...]

8 08, 2022

Refunds could be coming for importers on Section 301 tariffs

By | 2022-08-08T01:10:04+00:00 August 8th, 2022|Imports, Legislation|

Relief could soon be coming from the Section 301 tariffs thanks to the forward progress of a case filed with the Court of International Trade in 2020. The tariffs are affecting hundreds of billions of dollars worth of certain US products imported from China. If the case is successful, importers [...]

21 07, 2022

US pledges to strengthen supply chain and end disruptions

By | 2022-07-21T11:41:10+00:00 July 21st, 2022|Supply Chain|

The recent shocks to the global supply chains from pandemics, wars, climate change, and natural disasters have made it clear that more work needs to be done to strengthen supply chains, end the current disruptions, and build resilience for the future. At the recent Supply Chain Ministerial Forum, the US [...]

18 07, 2022

Shipping might be about to get slower. Here’s why

By | 2022-07-18T23:08:53+00:00 July 18th, 2022|Shipping|

If you’ve read about the upcoming shipping regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), then you already know that it has set a target for the shipping industry to achieve zero emissions by 2050. Earlier this month, a bill was introduced in U.S. Congress to reduce the amount of carbon [...]

17 07, 2022

Clean Shipping Act aims to clean up ocean shipping

By | 2022-07-17T22:07:18+00:00 July 17th, 2022|Legislation, Shipping|

A new bill was introduced in Congress last week that aims to tackle the enormous amount of pollution generated by the ocean shipping industry. Introduced by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and cosponsored by Congresswoman Nanette Barrigan (CA-44), the Clean Shipping Act aims to eliminate pollution from all ocean shipping companies [...]

12 07, 2022

Canada-US Border Restrictions Extended to Sept. 30, 2022

By | 2022-07-12T12:27:27+00:00 July 12th, 2022|Border Crossing|

The Government of Canada has extended its COVID-19-related land border crossing restrictions, which affect truckers transporting freight across the US-Canada land border, until at least Sept. 30. To cross at a land border, travellers will still have to show proof of vaccine. Without proof of vaccine, they will be required [...]

1 07, 2022

How the war in Ukraine has disrupted trade and logistics and increased shipping costs worldwide

By | 2022-07-01T12:10:47+00:00 July 1st, 2022|Shipping, Studies and Reports|

The war in Ukraine is seriously impacting the trade and logistics of Ukraine and the Black Sea region, according to a new study released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The issues at a glance: Shipping costs are rising Fewer grain shipments over longer distances lead [...]

30 06, 2022

Container fires are a growing concern for maritime shipping

By | 2022-07-01T11:55:28+00:00 June 30th, 2022|Ocean Cargo|

Shipping container fires are a growing concern for the marine shipping industry, which has reported 70 shipping container fires and counting over the past five years. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer, the risk of fire and explosions now ranks #3 on the list of top business risks in marine [...]

30 06, 2022

Canada restricts US poultry due to avian influenza (bird flu)

By | 2022-06-30T18:13:43+00:00 June 30th, 2022|U.S. Customs|

As H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to spread in farmed birds across North America and the world, Canada has placed restrictions on all raw poultry and all poultry products and by-products that are not fully cooked, including eggs and raw pet food, that have been sourced, processed, or [...]