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GRI May 1, 2019

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TPM Observations

Every March, the shipping community turns its collective view westward to Long Beach for the Journal of Commerce’s annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference. This event draws all the major names and players in the industry who gather to hear from economists, carrier executives, reporters, thought leaders and shippers about the issues that are on their plate […]

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GRI April 15, 2019

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Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) – Effective April 1, 2019

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RIM GRI April 1, 2019

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U.S. Container Congestion Update

The widespread congestion at U.S. ports, rails and terminals has remained heavy, as operators continuously work to dig themselves out from record dwell times. Port sources expect that the Los Angeles-Long Beach ports will begin to recover in March, as the lull from Chinese New Year begins to hit the West Coast. As soon as there […]

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President Trump to Delay Tariff Increases on Chinese Imports

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that the United States is planning to delay additional Chinese tariffs that were scheduled to begin on March 1, as the world’s two largest economies continue to work towards a definitive end to a wide-ranging trade dispute. In a series of posts on Twitter, Trump cited “substantial progress” in bilateral […]

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Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Over the past year, there has been a significant amount of activity and conversation around additional tariffs being required on a range of products from various countries. These are sometimes referred to as “trade remedy” measures or tariffs. The additional tariffs are also being used as way to address the “import injury” against the U.S. domestic […]

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Section 301 Tariffs on Products From China

Over the past year, there has been a significant amount of activity and conversation around additional tariffs being required on a range of products from various countries. These are sometimes referred to as “trade remedy” measures or tariffs. The additional tariffs are also being used as way to address the “import injury” against the U.S. domestic […]

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Mid-February, 2019, China Update

The United States and China have been working feverishly to reach some agreement since the imposition of the 90-day extension granted by the Trump administration following meetings at the G-20 Summit at the end of November. Most recently, a delegation of US officials including Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and USTR Lighthizer traveled again to Beijing last […]

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