To keep the U.S. trade community informed during the Federal Government shutdown, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is holding weekly calls with the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).
On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representatives (USTR) office released a modification to the effective date of the Section 301 tariffs on China goods in the Federal Register Notice (83_FR_65198).
Phase 1 of the Section 301 tariffs, which placed a 10% additional tariff on $200 billion of China goods (List 3), went into effect September 24, 2018. This recently released modification effects Phase 2 of the implementation, which will increase the additional tariffs on the 5700+ China goods specified in Phase 1 to 25%. The Phase 2 implementation, originally scheduled for January 1, 2019, is now set for March 2, 2019.
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During the month of December 2018, MIQ Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read industry updates, services offered by MIQ, and events that will be taking place in the December 2018 logistics link.
U.S. West Coast ports, specifically Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals have received unprecedented volumes and are experiencing extreme congestion prior to the Lunar New Year. Containers are reportedly sitting longer than normal, and once the containers are out-gated, many are staying out longer than normal. These delays are contributing to chassis shortages in the area.
Source: National Retail Federation
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set another new record, reaching 2 million containers in a single month for the first time as retailers continued to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed increase in tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
“President Trump has declared a temporary truce in the trade war, but these imports came in before that announcement was made,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “We hope that the temporary stand-down becomes permanent, but in the meantime there has been a rush to bring merchandise in before existing tariffs go up or new ones can be imposed. China’s abuses of trade policy need to be addressed, but tariffs that drive up prices for American families and costs for U.S. businesses are not the answer.”
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 115th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.
On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the President of the United States agreed to suspend the increase in tariffs scheduled for January 1, 2019. The White House issued a statement, which included the following: “… President Trump has agreed that on January 1, 2019, he will leave the tariffs on $200 billion worth of product at the 10% rate, and not raise it to 25% at this time.”
During the month of November 2018, MIQ Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read educational opportunities, regulatory updates, industry updates, services offered by MIQ, and events that will be taking place in the November 2018 logistics link.
Trade wars and tariffs continue to be a topic of interest across all segments of our economy. As experts in global trade management and compliance, the MIQ Logistics team of experts is often asked to share their knowledge and participate in trade shows, educational events, news stories, and training.
On November 08, 2018, a second BNSF train derailed on the San Bernardino subdivision between Prado Dam and Esperanza, CA, impacting BNSF main line tracks. The first main track was opened on November 08, 2018, at 7:20 a.m. CST, and the second main track was opened on November 08, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. CST.