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USTR RELEASES USA 2021 TRADE POLICY AGENDA

On Monday, March 1, 2021, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released President Biden’s 2021 Trade Agenda and 2020 Annual Report. According to the USTR Press Release, “The President’s agenda will create millions of good-paying jobs and support America’s working families.”

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FEBRUARY LOGISTICS LINK

During the month of February, 2021, Noatum Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry.  Read about industry updates, regulatory updates and announcements in the February 2021 Logistics Link.

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GSP REAUTHORIZATION UP IN THE AIR

The Generalized System of Preferences Program (GSP) expired on December 31, 2020, as Congress failed to reach a deal before the end of the year that would have extended the GSP program. There were bills in both the Senate and House which were put forward to extend GSP for sixteen months and six months respectively.

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CBP RELEASES XINJIANG UYGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER FAQ

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released on their website the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region WRO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). This is to help answer the many questions asked since the issuance of the Withhold Release Order (WRO) for cotton, cotton products, tomatoes and tomato products produced in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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UNPRECEDENTED VOLUMES, BOOKING DELAYS, PORT AND RAIL CONGESTION – UPDATE #4

The sustained surge of U.S. containerized imports from Asia, which began eight months ago, continues unabated and is anticipated to persist well into the spring, being further exacerbated by the pre-Lunar New Year cargo rush experienced at origin ports in Asia in recent weeks.

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RETAIL IMPORTS EXPECTED TO HIT REPEATED MONTHLY RECORDS AFTER RECORD YEAR IN 2020

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

Following a record year during 2020, imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to set new monthly records from now into the summer as the nation’s economy continues to recover from the pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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JANUARY LOGISTICS LINK

During the month of January, 2021, Noatum Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry.  Read about industry updates, regulatory updates and announcements in the January 2021 Logistics Link.

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U.S. PORT CONGESTION FUELS CANCELLED SAILINGS

Noatum Logistics has received notifications from two of our core ocean carriers, one within THE Alliance and the other a partner in the Ocean Alliance, announcing 28 voided sailings between February 5 and February 26. A full table of all blank sailings announced as of this week is provided at the bottom of the alert.

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VIETNAM: SECTION 301 INVESTIGATION CURRENCY DETERMINATION

On Friday, January 22, 2021, The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office issued in Federal Register Notice 86 No 13 FR 6732 the notice of determination related to the Section 301 investigation into Vietnam’s Currency Valuation practices.

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ALUMINUM IMPORT LICENSE PROGRAM EFFECTIVE DATE DELAYED UNTIL MARCH 29, 2021

On Friday, January 22, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) # 45799085 delaying the Aluminum Import License requirement until March 29, 2021. This delay announcement is in response to the “Regulatory Freeze” issued by the White House Chief of Staff on January 20, 2021.

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