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  • Section 301 Product Exclusions January 3, 2019 The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced the first list of product exclusions from the additional tariffs under Section 301. On July 6, 2018, the USTR imposed additional duties on goods with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion. The product exclusions will be retroactive to July 6, 2018, and will remain in effect for one year from the exclusion determination in ...
  • FMC Report on Detention and Demurrage Practices December 12, 2018 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has released its final report of an eight-month investigation regarding “Conditions and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrrage, and Free time in International Oceanborne Commerce.”  The report found that while demurrage and detention could be valuable tools to move cargo promptly, the lack of standardized definitions and practices were concerns.   The FMC identified the need for consistent standardized language, transparent and simplified ...
  • Weather Delays at the Los Angeles and Long Beach Port Complex December 6, 2018 Weather delays are causing congestion and slow progress at the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex. Currently, crane operators are not working due to the heavy rain. Truck drivers are experiencing extreme delays. Please note we are communicating with our drivers regarding pick-ups at the terminals and we will continue to update our clients about the congestion at the ...




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