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U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Deploy Reconciliation Capabilities in ACE

Last Updated: Feb 23 2018
On February 24, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy Reconciliation capabilities in ACE. The following are the high-level changes for processing Reconciliation in ACE...

Holiday Notice - Thailand

Last Updated: Feb 22 2018
Offices in Thailand will be closed on March 1, 2018 in observations of Makha Bucha Day (a Buddhist holiday ) and will resume work on March 2, 2018.

CBP Now Offers Web Posting for Official Notices of Extension, Suspension, and Liquidation

Last Updated: Feb 19 2018
CBP has announced a webpage where the trade can now search for and view official notices of extension, suspension, and liquidation...

Asia to US Rate Development

Last Updated: Feb 15 2018
Please find below updates to the following items: Peak Season Surcharge 02/15/18 (# 54-55), General Rate Increase Filed 02/15/18 (# 129-01), General Rate Increase Filed 03/15/18 (# 131)...

Certificate of Origin (Green Form) no longer required for Israel as of March 31, 2018

Last Updated: Jan 31 2018
The Governments of the United States of America and Israel have agreed on updating the bilateral Free Trade Agreement and mutually decided to eliminate the requirement for a Certificate of Origin (the green form) under the Agreement on the Establishm...

Nashville Export Seminar - Save The Dates!

Last Updated: Jan 23 2018
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is coming to Nashville, so register now! BIS is leading a three-day program that will cover Complying with U.S. Export Controls and How to Build an Export Compliance Program. The dates are March 20-22...

Ocean Freight Market Faces Record Deliveries Of Ultra-Large Containerships

Last Updated: Jan 15 2018
Although some carriers deferred deliveries of ultra-large containerships (ULCs) this year, 2018 will see a record number of these vessels being added to the worldwide container fleet...

Chinese New Year

Last Updated: Jan 11 2018
Chinese New Year (CNY) this year officially lasts from February 15 – 21, but as usual most factories in China close for a longer period of time to allow for travel of workers to and from their hometowns...

Changes to US Merchandise Processing Fees

Last Updated: Nov 10 2017
US Customs advises the following changes to the Merchandise Processing Fee structure effective 01/01/2018: Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee: $ 25.67, Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee: $ 497.99. The MPF rate will remain unchanged at 0.3464%...

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Port of New York and New Jersey Predicts Further Rail Delays

February 2, 2018   |   General

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The Port of New York & New Jersey advises that the back-up of import cargo at the port rail terminal caused by inclement weather in the Midwest could last up to another two weeks.

Snow and ice in Chicago and other midwestern inland points disrupted train schedules and slowed the return of empty railcars to the port, creating a railcar shortage in the port that created a container buildup.

Shippers that tried to move their cargo from rail to truck ran into complications as the general truck driver shortage and the newly implemented electronic logging device (ELD) mandate reduced the amount of extra drivers available to handle the increased demand.

The Port Authority is working with rail carriers to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and it expects to be back to normal schedule within the next two weeks.

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