The next Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) meeting will be held by webinar on August 1. The agenda includes: (1) Discussion on export manifest and pilot programs. (2) Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) new minimum security criteria and update on Trusted Trader Strategy. (3) Prioritization areas of regulations and progress of E-Commerce… Read more : Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Meeting Date and Agenda
The National Retail Federation, the Semiconductor Industry Association, and the Consumer Technology Association, among other groups and companies have requested to appear at the July 24 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) hearing on the proposed additional Section 301 tariffs on Chinese origin goods. Consumer Technology Association letter to USTR Ambassador Lighthizer: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USTR-2018-0018-0047 This… Read more : Trade Groups to Appear at Hearing to Provide Testimony on Impact of Additional Section 301 Tariffs
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific increased 3.3 percent to the East Coast and 8 Percent to the West Coast, after a double digit increase last week, as yet another carrier alliance announced Friday that is reducing its weekly capacity from Asia to the West Coast. Journal of Commerce: https://www.joc.com/maritime-news/container-lines/trans-pac-spot-rates-rise-again-amid-third-service-cut_20180713.html This document is CONFIDENTIAL and… Read more : Trans-Pac Spot Rates Rise Again Amid Third Service Cut
The government of Canada has provided framework and process for how it will consider requests for remission of the surtax that apply on certain U.S. origin goods that came into force on July 1. Remission allows for relief from payment of surtaxes, or the refund of surtaxes paid. Finance Canada: https://www.fin.gc.ca/access/remis-eng.asp This document is CONFIDENTIAL… Read more : Process for Requesting Remission of Surtax That Apply on Certain Goods From the U.S.
Ted Poe, chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, said in a July 11 interview that he and other ranking members of the Subcommittee intend to file legislation to remove China’s Most Favored Nation status. China has had MFN status since 1980, but it was not made permanent until 2001. This document is… Read more : Possible Legislation to Remove China’s Most Favored Nation Status
Italy may not approve the Canadian – European Union Free Trade Agreement known as CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). CETA came into force provisionally on September 17, 2017, but must be ratified by all 28 European Union nations. As reported by Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-canada-italy/italy-in-no-rush-to-reject-eu-canada-trade-deal-farm-minister-idUSKBN1K61IT This document is CONFIDENTIAL and contains PROPRIETARY information. It is solely… Read more : Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
The proposal to create a Southern States Chassis Pool is pitting U.S. beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and a trucking association that support it against the three largest chassis providers, ahead of a Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) vote on the cooperative serving Georgia and South Carolina ports. As reported in the Journal of Commerce: https://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/shippers-and-chassis-providers-clash-over-planned-southeast-chassis-pool_20180713.html This… Read more : U.S. Shippers and Chassis Providers Clash Over SE Chassis Pool