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    Congestion at West Coast Ports

    I have been wanting to write an update on the West Coast ports for weeks now. We all have seen the Los Angeles/Long Beach terminals go from bad to horrendous these past few months. Various articles have been written about … Continue reading

    TIME TO RE-REGISTER YOUR FOOD FACILITIES WITH FDA

    For those who import food products, it is time to re-register your food facilities with FDA. Starting in 2012, companies were required to re-register their food facilities with FDA on a biennial basis. The re-registration period is from October 1 … Continue reading

    UPDATE ON THE SOLAR PANEL AD & CVD LANDSCAPE IN THE UNITED STATES

    A lot has happened in the past few months to make the solar panel AD & CVD landscape even more convoluted. I’ve created a diagram to help illustrate what I believe to be the current situation regarding AD and CVD … Continue reading

    Update on U.S. West Coast Port Labor Negotiations

    I have received many inquiries requesting updates on the negotiations between the ILWU and PMA. With the current labor contract set to expire at then end of this month, importers who are just now getting their products onto water are … Continue reading

    KEEP YOUR SHIPMENT DATA CONFIDENTIAL

    Every shipping vessel that enters and leaves the United States is required to submit shipping records that document its cargo. This information filed to Customs is called “Automated Manifest System” -> http://www.cbp.gov/trade/trade-community/automated/automated-systems/ams. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, most … Continue reading