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Regulatory Updates

SHANGHAI / NINGBO LOCKDOWN UPDATE – 19 APRIL
The following is about our current air & ocean operations situation in the Shanghai & Ningbo area.

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SHANGHAI / NINGBO LOCKDOWN UPDATE – 19 APRIL

The following is about our current air & ocean operations situation in the Shanghai & Ningbo area:

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NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS SUSPENDED FOR RUSSIA AND BELARUS

On April 8th, 2022, President Biden signed into law HR 7108 to remove the Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status with Russia and Belarus. The removal of Permanent Normal Trade Relations status includes the withdrawal of “most favored nation” tariffs and will result in higher tariffs on the import of goods from Russia and Belarus.

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U.S. PORTS SEEING BRIEF SLOWDOWN FROM LAST YEAR BUT IMPORTS REMAIN HIGH

Source: National Retail Federation Press Release- April 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – The nation’s major retail container ports have begun to catch up with the backlog of cargo seen over the past several months, but could experience another surge this summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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MARCH LOGISTICS LINK

Regulatory Updates

HOUSTON OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE RELOCATING
Dear colleagues & partners,
Please be advised Noatum Logistics is relocating both its office and warehouse locations, the first week of April.

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US – UK REACH AGREEMENT ON SECTION 232 STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS

On Tuesday March 22nd, the United Sates and the United Kingdom announced in a Joint Statement on Trade In Steel and Aluminum that the US would remove the section 232 tariffs and the UK would suspend related tariffs on US products.

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HOUSTON OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE RELOCATING

Dear colleagues & partners,

Please be advised Noatum Logistics is relocating both its office and warehouse locations, the first week of April.

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SHANGHAI WILL BE LOCKED DOWN IN TWO STAGES OVER NINE DAYS

Dear colleagues & partners,

China’s financial hub of Shanghai announced the city will lock down in two stages to carry out COVID-19 testing over a nine-day period, with the eastern side of the city under restrictions from Monday until 1 April, and the western side from 1-5 April.

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CHINA TARIFFS: REINSTATEMENT OF 352 EXCLUSIONS

On Wednesday March 23, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office announced in a Press Release a decision to reinstate certain previously granted and extended product exclusions from the China Section 301 Tariffs.  The determination reinstates 352 of 549 eligible exclusions.  The full list can be found in the Notice of Reinstatement of Certain Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices

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NEW LA/LONG BEACH CLEAN TRUCK FUND RATE

Dear Noatum Customer,

As of April 1st, 2022, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will begin collecting a new Clean Truck Fund (CTF) Rate, regarding the ports goal to achieve zero-emissions drayage trucking by 2035. A $10 fee per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) and an additional fee of $20 per container that exceeds 20 feet on loaded import, export, domestic and international containers being hauled by drayage trucks as they cross terminals and rail cargo moving to or off nearby rail ramps via truck.

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