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Holiday Notice - India

Last Updated: Aug 13 2018
Offices in India will be closed on August 15, 2018, for the country’s National Holiday. During this time, airlines, shipping lines and customs offices will be completely closed.

Holiday Notice – Korea

Last Updated: Aug 10 2018
Offices in Korea will be closed on August 15, 2018, for the country’s Independence Day. During this time, airlines, shipping lines and customs offices will be completely closed.

Important Update on China Tariffs

Last Updated: Aug 9 2018
On August 7, 2018 The United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the final list of products on List 2 that will be subject to a 25% additional tariff for goods imported from China...

Strike Notice - Brazil (Santos)

Last Updated: Aug 9 2018
Our partners in Brazil informed us that Brazilian customs staff has indeed called a strike as previously rumored...

Strike Notice - India

Last Updated: Aug 9 2018
ur partners in India have informed us that a strike will be called for tomorrow (Friday, August 10th) that is expected to bring the operations in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Nhava Sheva as well as the airport in Mumbai to a standstill...

CBP Announces User Fee Increases Effective October 1, 2018

Last Updated: Aug 6 2018
Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018.

Asia to US Rate Development

Last Updated: Aug 2 2018
Please find below updates to the following items: Peak Season Surcharge 08/01/18 (# 64-65), General Rate Increase Filed 08/01/18 (# 139-01), General Rate Increase Filed 09/01/18 (# 141)...

Basics Of Importing and Basics Of Exporting

Last Updated: Jul 24 2018
V. Alexander & Co., Inc. is excited to announce the scheduling of our combined “Basics of Import and Basics of Exporting” seminars, and we would like to formally invite you to attend! When: Thursday and Friday, August 30 & 31, 2018...

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Trucking Challenges

Jan 30 2018

As of December 18, 2017, the biggest regulatory change for the trucking industry took effect by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA implemented the electronic logging device mandate (ELD)...

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Baltimore Port Strike

Oct 17 2013

The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) work stoppage at the Port of Baltimore continues into its second day ...

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Qatar: Mandatory Palletization of Cargo

Aug 8 2013

Qatar Customs Authorities have recently implemented a new regulation for Sea/Air/Road import & export shipments ...

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China introduces Value Added Tax on Freight Charges

Jul 30 2013

The Chinese Government implements a 6% Value Added Tax on freight charges payable in China, effective 08/01/13 (invoice date) ...

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Hong Kong Port Strike

May 7 2013

Dock workers at Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT) agreed to a pay increase of 9.8% and returned back to work after the largest strike in Hong Kong’s recent history ...

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