January 15, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022, a Canadian federal law was implemented requiring all U.S. truck drivers entering Canada show proof of full vaccination. Unvaccinated Canadian truckers who are returning from the U.S. will also be required to quarantine for 14 days, according to reports.
News / Kirsten Rysko
January 15, 2022
The Census Bureau’s Economic Management Division (EMD) is announcing the publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comments on its consideration to add a conditional data element, country of origin, when foreign origin is selected in the Foreign/Domestic Origin Indicator field in the Automated Export System (AES).
Source: National Retail Federation Press Release – January 7, 2022
After a year of unprecedented increases, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to return to normal growth rates in 2022 but volumes will remain high, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
COVID Impact on LA/LB
COVID-19 positivity rates continue to climb globally. The USA set a record on Monday, January 3, with more than 1 million positive cases reported. 95% of new cases in the USA are attributed to the fast-spreading omicron variant.
Chinese authorities announced a lockdown due to positive COVID infections in Ningbo effecting the supply chain. The district of Beilun in Ningbo is on partial lockdown following the discovery of coronavirus cases on Saturday.
During the month of December, 2021, Noatum Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read about industry updates, regulatory updates and announcements in the December 2021 Logistics Link.
Please refer to the below chart listing the holidays in Asia surrounding the Lunar New Year.
On Thursday, December 23, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which is a bipartisan bill to ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China do not enter the United States.
The Major Harmonized Tariff Schedule Changes that were to take place on January 1, 2022, have been postponed until late January. Today, the President issued a Proclamation to Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule; however, the changes will not go into effect until 30 days following the publication of the Presidential Proclamation in the Federal Register which has yet to take place.
On January 1, 2022, the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) will enter into force for all countries which subscribe to the Harmonized System Convention. This edition makes some sweeping changes to the Harmonized System with a total of 351 sets of amendments covering a wide range of goods moving across borders.