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  • China Section 301 Product Exclusion Extension Notice June 3, 2020 The USTR has published two notices on the Federal Register on June 3, 2020. This first notice is regarding the Section 301 additional duties on List 1. The notice states, “The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted in September 2019. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on ...
  • FMC Final Rules on Detention and Demurrage May 6, 2020 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued its interpretive rules on the reasonableness of carrier and marine terminal operator (MTO) policies and practices when assessing demurrage and detention. In 2016 a petition was filed by the Coalition for Fair Port Practices, along with several trade associations, citing examples of unreasonable charges for detention and demurrage. The associations and their members submitted testimony, comments and arguments throughout the ...
  • Airfreight Capacity Crunch May 4, 2020 A recent article published by Aircargo News highlights IATA’s latest air cargo analysis, which has drawn attention to the capacity crunch — a knock-on effect of the coronavirus pandemic — and it has urged governments to “cut the red tape” when it comes to measures being taken to reduce the capacity shortfall. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and chief executive, explained: “At present, we don’t ...




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