May 2018 Logistics Link

During the month of May 2018, MIQ Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read MIQ in the news, industry updates, services offered by MIQ, and events that will be taking place in the May 2018 logistics link.

Logistics Insights

Planning For Success

Multiple variables factor into your current freight costs. Freight costs make up a considerable portion of the cost of goods, and any reduction has a direct impact on your bottom line. By planning ahead and being proactive, supply chain decision makers can cut these costs. Read more.planning success for your logistics

Regulatory Updates

Update and Timeline on Import Tariffs on Products From China

On Tuesday, May 29, it was announced that the administration would proceed with its Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 proposal to impose a 25% tariff on selected Chinese goods. Read more.

Adjustments to China Import and Export Manifest Rules

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) has issued Announcement No.56 [2017] to adjust the manifest rules of import and export in the country, effective June 1, 2018. Read more.

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Begin For European Union, Canada, and Mexico

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Starting Friday June 1, 2018, the 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum will go into effect for the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Read more.

Trade Wars?

On Sunday, May 20, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that around $150 billion worth of proposed tariffs on Chinese goods pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 are on hold as the two countries continue trade negotiations to reduce their deficit. Read more.

Iran Sanctions to be Re-Imposed

On May 8, 2018, the President announced his decision to cease the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and to begin re-imposing the U.S. nuclear-related sanctions that were lifted to effectuate the JCPOA sanctions relief, following a wind-down period. Read more.

Renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and GSP Refund Process

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 1625 (Public Law 115-141), the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018,” which in addition to providing full-year federal appropriations through September 30, 2018, extended GSP with retroactivity, for goods entered or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. Read more.

Industry News

U.S. Import Update

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow steadily throughout the summer despite the prospect of heavy tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released in early May by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read more.

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Global Market Update

Transpacific General Rate Increases (GRI) and Peak Season Surcharges (PSS)

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MIQ Logistics Services

About Our Lima, Peru Office

Services Provided in Lima

  • Air, Ocean, International Freight Forwarding
  • Project Logistics
  • Customs Clearance, Brokerage and Compliance
  • Vendor Management
  • Logistics Engineering
  • Road and Traffic Studies
  • Consolidation / Deconsolidation
  • Warehouse and Distribution
  • Material Reception, Storage, Packing, Crating
  • Equipment Preservation

Industrieslima, peru location

  • Industrial Projects
  • Oil / Energy
  • Mining
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Agroindustry
  • Food and Beverage

Staff & Operations

  • Experienced Management Team
  • 70 + Logistics Professionals
  • Multicultural team
  • Bilingual: Spanish, English,
  • 14 Kilometers to the Lima Airport
  • 14 Kilometers to the Port of Callao
  • Office location only – no wholly owned warehouse facilities

Value Added Services

  • Oversize & Project Cargo Management
  • Chartering services
  • Value added warehousing solutions

Events

Breakbulk Americas; Booth #1501breakbulk americas logo 2018
Houston, TX; October 2-4, 2018