A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.
Chinese manufacturers of container chassis will be facing duties on sales into the U.S. of more than 200% for the next five years following a final finding by the Department of Commerce.
March global air cargo traffic increased 4.4% compared to the same month in 2019, reaching the highest level recorded since the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports began in 1990, and month-over-month demand increased at a slower pace of 0.4%, due to a softer performance by Asia-Pacific and African carriers. March 2021 saw a slower […]
CBP has announced the increased user fees for FY 2021: Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) – Rate remains unchanged (0.3464%) Minimum $27.23 Maximum $528.33 Informal Entry $2.18 Resource: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-29/pdf/2020-16450.pdf
The FDA is exercising significant caution with the importation of hand sanitizer due to many products containing methanol, which is toxic to humans. For this reason, importers of hand sanitizer should be prepared for at least nominal delays in release of their shipments, and potentially extensive delays awaiting FDA lab analysis. Resource: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol As can […]
A recent OFAC penalty case against an exporter illustrates the importance and clear monetary benefit of pro-actively reporting regulatory failures and implementing significant safeguards. In import considerations, such disclosures would typically take the form of the formal Prior Disclosure process, whereby an importer voluntarily reveals the errors and makes monetary amends of duty owed (if […]
The fee for a 20′ container will increase to $33.47, and 40/40HC/45 to $66.94 on August 1st, 2020. Read the press release here.
Visit https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/electronic-vessel-manifest-confidentiality for more information.
According to a release from trade law firm ST&R, exports of Chinese personal protective equipment (such as face masks) and other medical goods needed for the COVID-19 pandemic have come under increasing scrutiny and tighter controls. For details, please review the article at the link, below. Source Material Chinese Government Announcement 04/03/20
PayCargo notified us on March 16th that they were increasing their modest transaction fee of $5 to $7.50 with effect from April 1st, 2020. PayCargo is the preferred 3rd party payment platform for remittances to the trade (i.e. freight forwarders, airlines, etc). Accordingly, clients can expect to see this nominal fee passed along at cost. […]