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Traffic Issues At Wando Terminal In Charleston SC

Last Updated: May 17 2018
The Wando River Bridge in Charleston will be closed for 4 weeks as a broken cable is being repaired. The bridge is a crucial piece of infrastructure and the closing will impact traffic in Charleston heavily,..

Customs Strike in Brazil Intensifies

Last Updated: May 16 2018
Our partners in Brazil advise that Brazilian Customs workers plan to intensify their strike movement in the next 30 days. Regular Customs operations will be affected, while “essential services” will be provided without disruption,..

Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Last Updated: May 9 2018
The U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) has determined that the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation covered in the investigation are unreasonable....

Temporary DGR Restrictions During Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao

Last Updated: May 8 2018
During the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao in June 2018 the Qingdao Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) will restrict the movement of DGR cargo as follows...

Holiday Notice - Hong Kong

Last Updated: May 3 2018
Most offices in Hong Kong will be closed on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, for The Birthday Of The Buddha holiday.

Updated Filing Requirements for Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232

Last Updated: May 1 2018
On May 1, 2018, Customs and Border Protection published an update to the filing requirements for imports of aluminum and steel...

Asia to US Rate Development

Last Updated: Apr 18 2018
Please find below updates to the following items: Peak Season Surcharge 04/15/18 (# 58-59), General Rate Increase Filed 04/15/18 (# 133-01), General Rate Increase Filed 05/15/18 (# 135)...

India: Mandatory Declaration of GSTIN, IEC and e-mail address of Importer to be included in the Bill of Lading obtained by Shipper

Last Updated: Mar 26 2018
Please be advised that the Commissioner of Customs, India has issued a public notification no. 33/2018 dated 7 March 2018, which mandates that with effect from 1 April 2018, importers are required to ensure the following basic details...

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...

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

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...

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Israel is no longer going to require Certificate of Origin (Green Form)

Jan 30 2018

The Israeli National Federation of International Freight Forwarders and Customs Clearing Agents Chamber of Commerce building 84 Ha-Hashmonaim Street, Tel Aviv 6713203 Tel: 972-3-5631101 18 T H JANUARY 2018 EXPORTING TO ISRAEL? The Un...

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Hazardous Goods Documentation Change, Effective 10/01

Aug 30 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) published a final rule (Federal Register/Vol. 74, No. 200) concerning changes to the emergency response information on October 19, 2009 regarding all hazardous imports and exports to/from the Unites Stat...

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