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Last week, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the second set of product exclusions for the Section 301 tariffs. There are 33 additional exclusions either by HTS, HTS heading, or specific product description. It is important to note that if your products qualify for the exclusions, they are retroactive to the date the tariffs […]

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 […]

As you may already be aware of, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency, after the most powerful late-winter storm in a decade unleashed torrents of rain that melted snow. The surge overtook rivers and levees, driving thousands of people from their homes. These record-breaking floods are disrupting the flow of domestic and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]