UWL Customer Alert: Trans-Pacific GRI/GRA/GRR Announcement 09/15/2018 GRI ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective Date: 09/15/2018 (Cargo receipt date at origin) Please be advised that a carrier-imposed “General Rate Increase” has been announced on all dry and reefer cargo:   FROM: ASIA & INDIA SUB-CONTINENT TO: ALL U.S.A. & CANADA Ports of Discharge and inland points via said ports • […]

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 […]

New Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (SCMT) Regulations for Trade with India New regulations for sea cargo manifest transmissions and transhipments were announced by India’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIT).   These new regulations affect both import and export cargo, and shipping lines must comply with these new requirements and timelines. Effective Aug 1st 2018: Imports […]

UWL Customer Alert: Trans-Pacific GRI/GRA/GRR Announcement 08/15/2018 GRI ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective Date: 08/15/2018 (Cargo receipt date at origin) Please be advised that a carrier-imposed “General Rate Increase” has been announced on all dry and reefer cargo:   FROM: ASIA & INDIA SUB-CONTINENT TO: ALL U.S.A. & CANADA Ports of Discharge and inland points via said ports • […]

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 […]

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 […]

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