Posts Tagged: Alert

Hurricane Ian Service Alert

The west coast of Florida is bracing for Hurricane Ian to hit as early as Wednesday, September 28. Widespread power outages are expected from Fort Myers to Tampa Bay with tropical force winds reaching 100-plus miles from the center. Storm surges are estimated to reach 10 feet of ocean water and 10 inches of rain… Read more »

Update on the U.S. Railway Labor Situation

9/15/22 7:00 Am EDT Update: The White House said late Thursday it had reached a tentative agreement to avoid a potential railway strike that threatened to shut down a crucial vein of the U.S. economy. https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-railroad-strike-averted-as-white-house-unions-reach-tentative-deal-11663234424?mod=djemalertNEWS 9/14/22 2:00 PM EDT Update: Here’s an update on the most recent developments in the ongoing rail vendors’ labor… Read more »

USTR Receives Requests for Continuation of China 301 Tariffs

Alert Message: The Office of the United States Trade Representative confirmed that representatives of domestic industries benefiting from the tariff actions in the Section 301 investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation have requested a continuation of the tariffs. The next steps in the four-year review process… Read more »

Global Logistics Alert: U.S. Tariffs Lifted on Ukraine Steel

Alert Message: The United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the U.S. has temporarily suspended 232 tariffs on Ukrainian steel for one year. Ukraine’s steel industry is uniquely vital to the country’s economic strength, employing 1 in 13 Ukrainians with good-paying jobs. The thought behind this move is that creating export opportunities for… Read more »

Global Logistics Alert: U.S. Lifts Tariffs On British Steel

Alert Message: The United States and Britain have ended a four-year dispute over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. The two countries have pledged to work together to counter China in a deal that also removes British tariffs on U.S. exports including motorcycles, whiskey, and other products. Additionally, Chinese-owned steel companies in Britain must undergo annual… Read more »

Global Logistics Alert: Revisions to HTS Codes

Alert Message: As announced by the United States International Trade Commission, Effective January 27th, 2022, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS) underwent many revisions to HTS codes.  Some HTS codes are no longer valid and have been replaced with newly revised codes.  There were also revisions to many sections and chapter notes throughout… Read more »

Global Logistics Alert: Canada Reverses Vaccine Mandate for Truckers

Alert Message: In November 2021, the Canadian federal government announced that truck drivers crossing the border from the United States into Canada would need to be fully vaccinated by January 15th, 2022. Now, the government is backing down from its vaccine mandate for Canadian truckers just three days before it was set to go into… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Energy Certification Requirements

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Global Trade Alert Message: Importers must now use product-specific templates to certify compliance to the U.S. Department of Energy before distributing a basic model to commerce in the United States and annually thereafter. These templates must then be submitted electronically to the Department through the Compliance Certification Management System. Some of the products that require… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Exporters With Surplus of Medical Supplies

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Global Trade Alert Message: On December 31, 2020, FEMA published a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) in the Federal Register. It allocated certain scarce medical and healthcare resources for domestic use only during the Covid-19 pandemic. This ensured that supplies of certain equipment were not exported abroad. Effective immediately, FEMA has announced that the following products… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Allocation of Medical Resources

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Global Trade Alert Message: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a temporary rule to allocate certain scarce materials for domestic use only. This means that certain materials may not be exported from the United States without explicit approval by FEMA. The five types of personal protective equipment (PPE) this new rules covers are… Read more »