Potential Duty Deductions from Valuation

It may be possible to deduct various charges “incidental to the international shipment of merchandise” from the FOB Value of imported goods in order to reduce the dutiable value of … Continued

Manila Port Congestion

Peak season continues to impact ports in the Philippines through the end of the year.  Yard utilization in Manila is estimated between 92%-95%.  Containers for both import and export are … Continued

PierPASS 2.0 Expected To Start November 19, 2018

Please see below which was broadcast by PierPass today regarding the start date of the revised OffPeak program known as “PierPass 2.0” ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The members of the West Coast MTO … Continued

Long Beach/Los Angeles Teamster Activity at ICTF and Everport

Los Angeles/Long Beach has the Teamsters (International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Teamsters 848) picketing at ICTF and Everport (Evergreen’s Terminals). The latest information from the October 1st Teamster Memo indicates … Continued

Transpacific Eastbound Space and Trade Concerns Continue

Importers have definitely begun carrying out contingency plans to get ahead of an anticipated 25% tariff implementation on goods arriving January 1, 2019 and later.  These plans include pushing manufacturers … Continued

2018 Season, Perfect Storm?

2018 has continued to be challenging for our valued clients and partners alike.  Importer’s volumes have surged as they try to get the cargo into the US prior to tariff … Continued

Beginning September 24, 2018 Additional Tariffs

On September 17, 2018 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that 10% duties will be assessed against $200 billion worth of imports from China beginning September 24, 2018, and … Continued

Chinese Products 25% Tariffs

On August 7, 2018 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that 25% duties will be assessed against $16 billion worth of imports from China beginning August 23, 2018.  This … Continued

GACC Announcement No. 56 (Carrier Required Data Elements)

The Notice of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China No.56 is in effect as of June 1, 2018. China Customs now requires new data elements … Continued

Dense Fog in North China Continues

Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao continue to be affected by heavy winds and intense fog. There are disruptions to port operations as well as vessel services. Shanghai Delays from 1.5 to … Continued