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Whither trade peace with China?

Over a dinner of sirloin and salad Saturday night in Argentina, the American and Chinese delegations sat across the table from one another, presumably to make some headway in the tit-for-tat exchange of trade actions that have plagued importers and exporters in both countries. Getting to market has gotten more expensive – assuming the market […]

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US to hold off on raising China tariffs to 25%

US importers received news this weekend that an important agreement has been struck to temporarily put on hold the pending January 1 tariff increases on goods from China to the U.S.  The pending 25 percent tariff increases wreaked havoc on this year’s peak season with ocean rates from the Asia to the U.S. hitting five-year […]

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Potential UPS Freight Strike

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has been warning UPS Freight customers of potential delays. On Monday, November, 12, 2018, 11,000 UPS Freight workers, members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, may go on strike. UPS posted a warning on its website that the company has already taken precautions against shipping delays by stopping to accept new pickups and […]

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Trans Pacific Ocean Freight Market Update

The 2018 Trans Pacific peak season has continued to break away from conventional trends as we have seen shippers importing into the US at record levels ahead of the Trump administration tariffs deadlines. In addition to the tariffs, there are other significant factors at play fueling this unprecedented market, including: a robust US economy, crude […]

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GKG Law California Trucker Liability

GKG Law California Trucker Liability

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US, Canada reach agreement. Meet the USMCA.

On Sunday evening, news broke that the United States and Canada, before the President’s deadline, reached agreement on a key number of items to move forward with a new North American Free Trade Agreement. More of those details have surfaced and the proposed agreement requires ratification by the governments of both countries, but here are […]

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Tariff Updates / Duty Policy Change

As the “trade war” continues for goods being imported into the United States, in conjunction with retaliatory efforts in specific countries, we are announcing an immediate change in our duty and tax outlay policy. Effective Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, RIM logistics, ltd. will be issuing a secondary invoice for outlaid duty and tax amounts in excess of $5,000. This secondary invoice will be due for […]

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U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods Effective September 24, 2018

On September 17, 2018, President Trump announced an additional ten percent (10%) tariff that will be imposed on imports from China. This tariff will be effective September 24, 2018. This tariff applies to List 3, which contains 5,745 tariff lines (US Tariff List 09172018). This tariff is then scheduled to be increased to twenty five […]

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Hurricane Florence Update

The center of Tropical Depression Florence has left the Carolinas, but the chaos that the storm unleashed continues to plague the region.  Days of record-breaking rain have already pushed rivers over their banks, and water levels are not expected to recede fully for days to come.  Authorities, first responders and volunteer workers in North and […]

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut Update

Please be advised that Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong and Southern China on Sunday morning with sustained winds of 160 KM/H and wind gusts up to 225 KM/H. The total damage is still being assessed.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki5GRBLFi8k Mangkhut may be the most powerful storm ever recorded, since reporting started in 1946, to hit the Hong Kong […]

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