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October 2019 Logistics Link

During the month of October 2019, Noatum Logistics (formerly MIQ Logistics) was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read about industry updates, regulatory updates, a Noatum Logistics employee’s essay, the furniture industry, and careers at Noatum Logistics in the October 2019 logistics link.

Regulatory Updates

China Tariffs: Additional List 3 Exclusions Announced

On Monday, October 28, 2019, 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 84 FR 57803. Read more.

USTR Releases China Tariffs List 4A Exclusion Process

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, the USTR office published the procedures for requesting the exclusion of particular products from the Section 301 List 4a tariffs against China. The procedures will be effective beginning Thursday, October 31, 2019. Read more.

China Tariffs Increase Suspended

On Friday, October 11, 2019, the United States Administration announced a Phase 1 interim deal with China. The Phase 1 deal with China will require China to purchase U.S. agricultural products and set a currency standard for the China renminbi. Read more.

EU Tariffs: Additional Tariffs on $7.5 Billion of European Union Goods

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the USTR office issued a press release in response to a World Trade Organization (WTO) finding that $7.5 billion in subsidies provided to Airbus by the European Union (EU) have “seriously injured” the United States (U.S.) aerospace industry. Read more.

China Tariffs: More Exclusions Announced for Lists 1 and 2

On Friday, September 27, 2019, the USTR office released two notices of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 1 and 2 products currently subject to a 25% tariff. Read more.

Industry News

Retail Imports to See Surge Ahead of December Tariffs

mports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to hit their highest level of the year again next month, just before more tariffs take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report released October 9 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read more.

September 2019 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in September, and the overall economy grew for the 125th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. Read more.

Transpacific General Rate Increases (GRI), Peak Season Surcharges (PSS) and Low Sulfur Fuel Surcharges (LSF)

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

In the Spotlight

Congratulations to Nate Zachary, Business Development Manager, Houston, who was selected as the winner of the 2019 Young Professionals Essay Contest sponsored by Trimble Transportation and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Nate was recognized at the Future Leaders Reception at the CSCMP EDGE Conference in September. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been focusing their efforts on educating and connecting the world’s supply chain leaders since 1963.

Candidates were asked to compose an essay answering the question, “What is the biggest challenge currently affecting supply chain management and logistics, and how do you propose to solve it?” The responses were evaluated based on the candidate’s skills to provide creative insights and original solutions, as well as their aptitude to add genuine value to the supply chain.

Take a moment to read Nate’s entry here.

Shared Challenges in the Furniture Market

Noatum Logistics recognizes that the furniture industry is unique. No single furniture manufacturer, importer or retailer is alike, yet most share one thing in common: logistics challenges. Transportation and production delays tie up delivery schedules for even the most efficient companies. Global reach capabilities fall short for furniture businesses of all sizes. Noatum Logistics USA handles these types of challenges routinely — especially in a market where 30 years of combined experience servicing the furniture industry has earned the company a reputation for results.

Noatum Logistics offers a host of logistics services throughout the world, with offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, North America and South America. It has become a leading partner for in-country expertise and origin services across China, India and Vietnam. Regardless of where furniture is made, supplied or sold, Noatum Logistics is there with the services you need.


Origin and Destination Services

  • Kitting and packing
  • Value-added warehousing

Purchase Order and Vendor Management

  • Scheduling that syncs with PO dates
  • Tracking against purchase order numbers from the point of booking through delivery
  • Tracking of production dates with vendors

Domestic Transportation Services

  • Transloading: transferring shipments from one mode of transportation to another

Global Freight Forwarding and Trade Compliance

  • FCL and LCL ocean
  • Air freight for expedited needs
  • Booking and scheduling management
  • Customs brokerage
  • Global trade management

Cutting Edge Technology Tools

  • Systems integration and EDI connectivity
  • EDI invoicing
  • Reporting
  • On-line tracking and tracing tools
  • Management of total landed costs

For more information regarding services focused on the furniture industry, contact your local Noatum Logistics USA (formerly MIQ Logistics) representative.

Careers at Noatum Logistics USA

It is an excellent time to consider a career at Noatum Logistics! As part of this extensive worldwide organization, Noatum Logistics USA (formerly MIQ Logistics) offers a variety of opportunities for our employees around the globe. As our 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 locations: Chicago, IL, Los Angeles (Gardena), CA, New York (Jamaica), NY, and Washington, DC (Ashburn, VA). View our current openings here and apply today!