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2020 RETAIL IMPORTS MAY BREAK RECORD DESPITE PANDEMIC

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – January 8, 2021

Imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and remain at high levels as 2021 begins, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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DECEMBER 2020 MANUFACTURING ISM® REPORT ON BUSINESS®

Source:  Institute for Supply Management – January 4, 2021

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in December, with the overall economy notching an eighth consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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UNPRECEDENTED VOLUMES, BOOKING DELAYS, PORT AND RAIL CONGESTION

The double-digit percentage year over year volume growth on the Asia to U.S. trade-lane is expected to continue well past the Lunar New Year holiday (Feb 12) and potentially accelerate as Spring volumes match or exceed prior year. It is expected that imports moving from Asia to the West Coast ports in the U.S. from November thought January will show a 30% increase year over year. This increase is spilling over to all U.S. ports with Gulf and East Coast ports also posting double-digit growth.

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CHINA TARIFFS: USTR TO EXTEND SECTION 301 EXCLUSIONS FOR COVID-19 MEDICAL-CARE PRODUCTS

On December 29, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office announced in Federal Register Notice 85 No 249 FR 85831 the extension of section 301 exclusions to twenty-four (24) medical-care products needed to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESTABLISHES ALUMINUM IMPORT LICENSE PROGRAM

On December 23, 2020, the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC) announced in Federal Register 85 No 247 FR 83804 the adoption of the new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system which will act as the aluminum import license application platform.

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UNPRECEDENTED VOLUMES, VESSEL DELAYS, PORT AND RAIL CONGESTION

The Port of Long Beach announced this week that it marked its best November on record. The port moved 783,523 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which represents a 30.6% increase year-over-year. The story in Long Beach is all about imports, which were up 30.5% to 382,677 TEUs. Exports were down 5.2% to 117,283 TEUs. But the most significant figure is the number of empty containers shipped back to Asia for refilling. This number jumped 55% to 283,563 TEUs.

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RETAIL IMPORTS STILL STRONG AFTER SETTING NEW RECORDS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Source:  National Retail Federation Press Release – December 9, 2020

Imports remain strong after setting new records this fall as retailers stocked up both stores and warehouses for the holiday season and met new demands for quick delivery of online orders, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NOVEMBER 2020 MANUFACTURING ISM® REPORT ON BUSINESS®

Source:  Institute for Supply Management – December 2, 2020

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in November, with the overall economy notching a seventh consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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FDA RENEWAL DUE BY DECEMBER 31, 2020

This is a reminder that the FDA renewals for both food facilities and medical devices are due by December 31, 2020. All domestic and foreign food and medical device facilities, along with the companies that source from them, are required to renew their registration this year.

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VIETNAM: SECTION 301 INVESTIGATION HEARINGS ANNOUNCED

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released the hearing schedule for the investigation of Vietnam’s acts, policies, and practices related to the import and use of illegal timber and the valuation of its currency first announced in a press release on October 2.

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