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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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GRI March 15, 2019

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GRI February 15, 2019

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US Port and Rail Congestion Update

We would like to inform you that almost all of the US West Coast ocean terminal operations and most major US rail yards have been experiencing extreme congestion due to increased import volumes.  Please know that RIM logistics, ltd. is doing everything possible to expedite your shipments.  Based on the current port and rail conditions, all […]

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GRI February 1, 2019

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Official Delay of the January 1, 2019, Tariff Increases

The Federal Register has officially announced the delay of the January 1, 2019, tariff increases. The postponement was first announced by leaders of the U.S. and China on December 1, 2018. Both parties have set a 90-day period for further negotiations. In the event that an agreement cannot be made, the tariff increases (10% to 25%) are […]

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GRI January 15, 2019

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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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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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