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29 11, 2022

What caused all the supply chain issues in 2022?

By | 2022-11-29T15:20:46+00:00 November 29th, 2022|Supply Chain|

As the world continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues are causing widespread product shortages in a variety of different industries. Logistics company ZhenHub has published a report that examines notable product shortages in 2022, major factors behind product shortages, and the impact of [...]

19 11, 2022

U.S. announces several major green shipping initiatives in support of the Green Shipping Challenge

By | 2022-11-19T17:38:48+00:00 November 19th, 2022|Shipping|

The U.S. Government has announced several initiatives in support of the Green Shipping Challenge, which encourages governments, ports, and companies to commit to transitioning to more environmentally sustainable methods of shipping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Green Shipping Challenge was organized by the U.S. and Norway as part of [...]

15 11, 2022

Fees on cotton imports set to increase on Nov. 28

By | 2022-11-15T22:45:24+00:00 November 15th, 2022|Imports|

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations, increasing the value assigned to imported cotton to calculate supplemental assessments. The assessed value of imported cotton will rise from $0.011136 per kg to $0.013215 per kg, which is an increase of an increase of $0.002079 per [...]

10 11, 2022

Section 301 China Import Tariffs – Have your say starting Nov. 15

By | 2022-11-10T01:35:34+00:00 November 10th, 2022|Imports, Tariffs|

Starting Nov. 15 you’ll have your chance to give feedback on the effectiveness of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports that were introduced by the U.S. government in 2017. The Section 301 tariffs were introduced after the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) concluded that the amount [...]

1 11, 2022

Truck parking shortage is causing safety and supply chain issues

By | 2022-11-01T14:52:18+00:00 November 1st, 2022|Supply Chain|

A nationwide shortage of available parking for commercial trucks is creating safety issues and negatively affecting the supply chain, according to a statement released by the American Trucking Association (ATA). The ATA’s Law Enforcement Advisory Board (LEAB) sent a letter to all 50 governors and state departments of transportation urging [...]

8 10, 2022

EPA announces significant new rules (SNURs) for 24 chemical substances

By | 2022-10-08T13:57:51+00:00 October 8th, 2022|Imports|

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued significant new rules (SNURs) that will affect the importing of 24 different chemical substances. Effective Nov. 28, 2022, persons who intend to import, process, or manufacture any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by [...]

27 09, 2022

APHIS takes action on banana, plantain, avocado, and pear imports

By | 2022-09-27T21:27:34+00:00 September 27th, 2022|Imports|

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Customs Border Protection (CBP) are taking action on the importation of bananas, plantains, pears, and avocados in accordance with pest mitigation regulations. If you’re an importer of any of these fruit products, read on to learn if the [...]

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