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CHINA: Severe Weather Impacts South China Seas
August 23, 2018

Severe weather and multiple typhoons have impacted port and shipping operations in Asia, primarily in the South China Seas Shanghai terminal, Ningbo terminal, Hong Kong Modern terminal, Yantian International terminal, Shekou international terminal, Chiwan terminal, and others may close or experience delays. Some ports have reported suspending the release of empty containers during the severe weather. Vessels […]

POSTPONED: New Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (SCMT) Regulations for Trade with India The India Import Manifest Filing Regulation Change that was formally announced on August 2, 2018 with an effective date of August 1, 2018 has been postponed until November 1, 2018.  New regulations for sea cargo manifest transmissions and transhipments were announced by India’s Central Board […]

CBP to Increase User Fees for FY19
August 8, 2018

CBP to Increase User Fees for FY19 New fee structure to take effect on October 1st The United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) fees by 4.886 per­cent to adjust for inflation in the fiscal year 2019, the agency said. The fees that will be affected include the […]

POSTPONED: New Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (SCMT) Regulations for Trade with India The India Import Manifest Filing Regulation Change that was formally announced on August 2, 2018 with an effective date of August 1, 2018 has been postponed until November 1, 2018.  New regulations for sea cargo manifest transmissions and transhipments were announced by India’s Central Board […]

CBP Update: Section 301 Trade Remedies to be Assessed on Certain Products from China Effective July 6 Please see below announcement from the US Customs and Border Patrol (Source: CBP Announcement CSMS #18-000409): BACKGROUND: On August 18, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade […]

New restrictions have been announced pertaining to Dangerous Goods (DG) moving through Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT), China. All DG cargo (except for Class 9) are not allowed to be handled at YICT. This restriction applies to all Export, Import and Transshipment cargoes. Shipments which are already in transit via Yantian will be reviewed and […]

The United States and China Trade War: Tariff Showdown “Tit-For-Tat” Tariffs set to go into Effect on July 6, 2018   U.S.-China Trade Conflict Continues The latest trade war brewing between the U.S. and China began in January when President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would impose tariffs on imported solar panels and washing […]

Shipper’s Guide to the Latest Emergency Bunker Fuel Surcharges What is an emergency bunker surcharge and why are so many carriers announcing them all of a sudden? Nearly all of the major ocean carriers recently announced that they were rolling out emergency bunker fuel surcharges, which will go into effect by July 2018.  We put together […]

China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Changes Changes to CCAM Submission Requirements go into effect on June 1st, 2018. Beginning on 01 June 2018 and as per the release of Order No. 56 [2017] by China Customs pertaining to changes in regulations to the CCAM, all parties with inbound or outbound cargo to or from China […]

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