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Trump Moves Ahead with Tariffs on China

President Trump has gone ahead and ordered the imposition of 25% duties on various products that are made in China. List #1  President Trump originally made his announcement of his intent to impose duties back on May 29, 2018. The original list of … Continue reading

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FSMA – Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals

What is the FSMA? FSMA stands for the Food Safety Modernization Act. It was signed into law on January 4, 2011. The main goal of FSMA is to give FDA tools to make sure that imported foods meet the same … Continue reading

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Hanjin Shipping On The Edge of Bankruptcy!

Potential Far-reaching Impact on the Ocean Shipping Community Hanjin Shipping has been working hard all year to stave off bankruptcy, but it looks like the ocean carrier may have finally lost the battle. Hanjin Shipping’s creditors refused the latest plan … Continue reading

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Changes at the Port of Oakland

The port of Oakland is still adapting to the closing of Ports America terminal. Those who ship in and out of the port of Oakland have likely noticed the port congestion, especially at SSA terminal, which currently handles roughly 67% … Continue reading

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Port Congestion at SSA Oakland Terminal Reaching Critical Levels

I’ve been meaning to send out an email update regarding the Oakland port situation. As mentioned in my previous newsletters, with Ports America closing, a majority of containers previously going to Ports America have diverted to SSA Oakland. This has … Continue reading

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