Impact of December 18th ELD Mandate
December 14, 2017

Impact of December 18th ELD Mandate The FMCSA congressionally mandated ELD (Electronic Logging Device) compliance deadline is set for December 2017. Starting December 18th, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports and will issue citations to drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD.           What is the ELD Mandate? The ELD […]

The Indian Government is in the process of streamlining several indirect taxes into a single Goods and Service Tax (GST). As a result, inland haulage charges rendered within India are subject to GST of 18 percent, subject to change per Indian regulations. The GST, which is replacing the former service tax of 15 percent, applies […]

The state of Texas is poised to allow higher weight limits in the vicinity of the Port of Houston. Governor Greg Abbott has signed SB1524, which will raise the maximum weight, with permit, to 93,000 pounds for six-axle trucks, or 100,000 pounds for seven-axle trucks within a 30-mile radius of Texas ports. Effective on January […]

Please be advised that a GRI has been announced by ocean carriers on all dry and reefer cargo: Effective Date: Jun 16, 2017 (Cargo receipt date at origin) FROM: ASIA & INDIA SUB-CONTINENT TO: ALL U.S.A. & CANADA Ports of Discharge and inland points via said ports USD 560 per 20′ (all types) USD 700 […]

The Indian Government has made changes to the import Service Tax, effective January 22, 2017. Inbound prepaid ocean freight and related freight charges are now subject to a tax of 4.5 percent. Many carriers are in the process of phasing in this tax, which previously exempted prepaid shipments. UWL will follow this matter closely and […]

The carriers have announced a Trans-Pacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI) for September 1, 2016: $600/40’ GRI (other sizes per formula). We thank you for your business and continued support. If you have any questions related to this announcement or need assistance with transportation, logistics, supply chain management or sourcing, please contact a UWL expert today at 440-356-5353 or connect with […]

The FDA announced the availability of the draft guidance for industry and FDA staff in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) entitled “Unique Device Identification System: Form and Content of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI)”on July 26, 2016. When finalized, this draft document will define the expected content and forms of the unique device identifier (UDI), to assist both […]

Important Changes to ISF Regulations
July 18, 2016

The interim final rule that became effective on January, 26, 2009 has now become the final rule as to a great many ISF filings. However, for some time the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the trade have been discussing an urgent need for limited changes to Part 149 of the Customs Regulations, primarily to […]

According to JOC: Shippers using the port of Santos, Brazil, have enjoyed a week of peace after intermittent strikes and labor slowdowns during the first week of July, but the calm may not last much longer. This week, government minister Ives Gandra da Silva Martins Filho, who heads the Superior Labor Court in Brasilia, met […]

The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to conduct full five-year (“sunset”) reviews concerning the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminum extrusions from China. As a result of the vote, the Commission will conduct full reviews to determine whether revocation of the orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury […]

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