Temporary Adjustment of the TMF at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Posted Posted in Alerts, LA/LONG BEACH, TradeCritical

LONG BEACH, Calif., November 10, 2021—The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today announced that the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be temporarily adjusted from December 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022, subject to regulatory clearance by the Federal Maritime Commission. During this period, there will be […]

US West Coast Congestion Surcharges coming

Posted Posted in Alerts, Carriers, TradeCritical

According to several emails alleged to be from ocean carriers, US West Coast congestion surcharges appear to be imminent. From Aug. 19th, 2021 ingate, the charge is expected to be $800/20′, $1000/40′, $1125/40HQ & $1266/45′ container. A further increase is anticipated for Sept. 15th, 2021 ingate, of $2400/20′, $3000/40′, $3375/40HQ & $3798/45′ container. It should […]

CBP User Fees to increase 10/01/20

Posted Posted in Alerts

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

FDA Hand Sanitizer Warning

Posted Posted in Alerts, PGA

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 […]

PayCargo increases transaction fee from April 01

Posted Posted in Alerts

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. […]

TSCA Title VI Certifications – Formaldehyde & Composite Wood Products

Posted Posted in Alerts, PGA, Regulatory, TradeCritical

Effective Mar. 22nd, 2019, an ACE PGA message set for TSCA certification will be required for entry of all products which contain composite wood components. The covered material includes: Hardwood plywood Particleboard Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) The imported products must bear a label of compliance, and the importer must adhere to certain specific requirements (see below). […]

Section 232 Trade Remedies (Steel & Aluminum)

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Section 232 tariffs to be added to steel & aluminum articles from Feb. 8th, 2020 01/29/20 Read the CBP notice here 02/04/20 Read the Federal Register Notice here 02/08/20 Turkey assessment of 50% to be reduced to 25% effective 05/21/19. See the Presidential Proclamation for detail. 05/17/19 Mexico & Canada Section 232 assessments to be […]