Noatum Logistics Completes Acquisition of the Multinational MIQ Logistics. Read more.

APRIL LOGISTICS LINK

During the month of April, 2020, Noatum Logistics (formerly MIQ Logistics) was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry.  Read about industry updates, regulatory updates and announcements in the April 2020 logistics link.

Regulatory Updates

USMCA TO ENTER INTO FORCE JULY 1, 2020

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force on July 1, 2020. Read more.

CHINA TARIFFS: LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS RELEASED APRIL 24

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released a new list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff in the Federal Register Notice 85 No. 80 23122. Read more.

USMCA: CBP ESTABLISHES U.S.-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT INTERIM IMPLEMENTATION INSTRUCTIONS

On Monday, April 20, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) 42429822 announcing the “Interim Implementation Instructions” for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Read more.

90-DAY HARDSHIP POSTPONEMENT OF DUTIES, TAXES AND FEES FOR U.S. IMPORTERS

On Monday, April 20, 2020, the Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service 42423171 that they would be postponing for 90 calendar days the payment of duties, taxes and fees for importers experiencing a significant financial hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and that meet the specific guidelines below. Read more.

UNITED STATES TO RESTRICT EXPORTS OF PPE

On Friday, February 10, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) on Federal Register Notice 85 No 70 FR 20195 to address the prioritization and allocation of certain scarce or threatened health and medical resources for domestic use. The intent of the rule is that the scarce or threatened personal protective equipment (PPE) materials remain in the United States for use in responding to the spread of COVID-19. Read more.

CHINA TARIFFS: THIRD SET OF LIST 4A EXCLUSIONS ANNOUNCED

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released its third list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 4A products currently subject to a 7.5% tariff in the Federal Register Notice 85 No 62 FR 17936. Read more.

Industry News

ESTIMATED MARCH IMPORTS HIT FIVE-YEAR LOW, DECLINES EXPECTED TO CONTINUE AMID PANDEMIC

Estimates show that imports at major U.S. retail container ports dropped to their lowest level in five years in March, and imports are projected to remain significantly below normal levels through early summer as the coronavirus pandemic continues, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read more.

 

MARCH 2020 MANUFACTURING ISM® REPORT ON BUSINESS®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in March, and the overall economy grew for the 131st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. Read more.

 

TRANSPACIFIC GENERAL RATE INCREASE (GRI) AND PEAK SEASON SURCHARGES (PSS)

Announced levels for upcoming Transpacific Eastbound GRIs and PSSs from carriers can now be accessed anytime from our MIQ.com – Resources – Information and Tools page.

 

Announcement

Changes to Noatum Logistics LinkedIn Accounts

The MIQ Logistics and Noatum Logistics (formerly MIQ Logistics) LinkedIn accounts are no longer active. The good news is that you can still receive our updates if you follow us in our group division page: Noatum Logistics. Please begin following us here.

 

Careers at Noatum Logistics USA

It is an excellent time to consider a career at Noatum Logistics USA (formerly MIQ Logistics)! As part of this extensive worldwide organization, Noatum Logistics USA offers a variety of opportunities for our employees around the globe. As a true sustainable competitive advantage, our employees make a difference for our customers every day.

Noatum Logistics, a leading player in the global logistics industry, currently has openings in the following U.S. locations: Overland Park, KS, Houston, TX, and Miami, FL. View our current openings here and apply today!