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    Proposed Modifications to the Section 301 China Tariff

    On May 14, 2024, the USTR released its report summarizing the four-year review of the Section 301 tariff actions taken on imports from China. Following the release of the report, the USTR announced two proposed modifications to the Section 301 … Continue reading

    Record Levels of Port Congestion as Peak Season Hits

    As we enter the peak season, we want to highlight the port congestion crisis in the simplest way possible, with some screenshots showing the number of vessels anchored out various ports. Los Angeles/Long Beach Around late spring, the number of … Continue reading

    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 List #1  President Trump originally made his announcement of his intent to impose duties back on May 29, 2018.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

    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

    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