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 […]

USA EXPORT CUSTOMER ADVISORY Emergency Fuel Recovery/Bunker Adjustment Due to the significant increase in bunker prices since the beginning of the year and to keep ensuring the highest quality of service to its customers, UWL will recover bunker costs through its bunker related surcharges, which will be applied to all cargo originating from the USA […]

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 […]

Clarifying the Difference Between Demurrage, Detention, and Per Diem Fees Demurrage and detention fees don’t have to be a mystery… Get ahead of them with our terminology guide and tips below! The terms demurrage, detention and per diem are often used interchangeably, but are they the same thing? Surprisingly, they aren’t. To make matters even […]

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 […]

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