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  • PierPass 2.0 October 17, 2018 The West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement (WCMTOA) has announced that major changes in the program known as PierPass will take effect on November 19, 2018. History PierPass was created to reduce daytime traffic and congestion on roadways around the Port Complex of Los Angeles/Long Beach during daytime hours.  Prior to PierPass terminals were generally open during limited hours which meant that truck traffic was extremely heavy ...
  • NAFTA Deal 2.0—The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) October 1, 2018 Representatives of the U.S. and Mexico announced a few weeks ago that they had arrived at an understanding to replace NAFTA.  Without Canadian participation the options were to withdraw from NAFTA and replace it with a new US-Mexico agreement or to engage with Canada to modify NAFTA.  Intense pressure from lawmakers and business leaders citing the disruption of supply chains that would result from withdrawal ...
  • Implementation of Section 301 Tariffs September 26, 2018 The newest round of tariffs from the U.S. and China trade disputes went into effect on Monday, September 24, 2018, with both countries implementing additional duties on each other’s products.  Some of you may see the additional duties on your customs entries beginning this week. While we have already suggested a few things that your company can do to ameliorate the negative effects on your imports, ...




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