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Heathrow Airport Strike

Posted on August 20, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom, the 19th busiest airport in the world, has been engaging in discussions to avoid a strike by its workers. With pending strikes, cancelled strikes, and several negotiations of various contingency plans ongoing since June of 2019, it is difficult to tell what actions will or will not occur at the Heathrow Airport.  The only thing certain right now is that there are flights that have been cancelled due to the potential for uncertainty, and this number may continue to rise.The potential could prove to drive financial losses against shippers and carriers, as... Read More

Waste Classification Plan in China

Posted on August 15, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

On July 1, 2019, Shanghai, China formally implemented a garbage classification plan. Citizens are still learning the definition and requirements of dry, wet and recyclable garbage. In China, sanitary landfill or even simple landfill are main ways to dispose garbage. However, these disposal methods occupy substantial land and pollute the environment by producing sewage and raising the insect breeding such as mosquitos. Also, the plastic waste beneath the ground is harmful to the quality of soil and might reduce crop production or even poison plants. Furthermore, if these plants are eaten by animals, it would cause massive death.   In order... Read More

Section 301 News: Some Tariffs Removed, Others Delayed

Posted on August 13, 2019. Category: Trade Publications

On August 13th, the USTR announced certain items were being removed from the newest China Tariff List (List 4).  These products are being removed from the list based on health, safety, national security and other factors and will not face the additional tariffs of 10 percent. The specific items have not yet been identified.Additionally, it was announced that other items including cell phones, laptops, gaming consoles, computer monitors, certain footwear, and clothing would have their additional tariffs delayed until December 15th.These changes will be published in the Federal Register as soon as possible.If you would like more information... Read More

Manufacturing Exemptions & Incentives

Posted on August 12, 2019. Category: Tax Publications

Across the United States, sales tax regulations and exemptions are determined by each individual state. Exemptions can range from a single item being considered non-taxable to an entire transaction exemption because of how the purchase is used by a business.States look to manufacturers as a means of boosting their economy by bringing business and jobs to the area. Manufacturing is the process of converting raw materials into finished products to sell. As this is a highly sought-after industry, states create incentives for these types of businesses. Therefore, the manufacturing industry benefits from state sales tax exemptions.These exemptions look... Read More

10% Tariff 100% Impact

Posted on August 01, 2019. Category: Trade Publications

On August 1st around 1:30 pm, President Donald J. Trump tweeted that List 4 will go into effect beginning September 1st, 2019.What was originally proposed at 25% will now be implemented at 10%. The push to move forward with implementing list 4 comes at the close of the latest trade talks which took place in China early this week.As a result of failed promises regarding the large purchase of U.S agricultural goods in addition to the continued sale of Fentanyl, the Trump administration has decided to move forward with the list.Trade talks are scheduled to continue with the Chinese Government at the... Read More

Blockchain – The Future of Supply Chain

Posted on July 31, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

In today’s world, managing the supply chain has become extremely complex. Most of the companies still use paper-based systems or traditional database management tools to manage trade and supply chain activities. Several individuals and entities are involved, but the same transaction might be available in multiple versions in different systems. Due to the lack of visibility and complexity in current supply chains, there is interest in how blockchains might transform the supply chain and logistics industry.Blockchain-based digital ledger enables faster transaction with a lower fee and helps to eliminate fraud. Blockchain operates as a distributed ledger, storing... Read More

Dubai’s DP World Acquires Canadian Terminal Fraser Surrey Docks

Posted on July 30, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

A great project is in the making with steady steps towards evolution and practical implementation.DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, said on May 9th, 2019 it has agreed to buy Canadian marine terminal Fraser Surrey Docks from a Macquarie Group fund.Fraser Surrey Docks is located in Greater Vancouver and is one of the city’s major steel import terminals. The terminal has 1,200 meters of berth and 189 acres of yard and in 2018 handled over 1 million tons of grain and 250,000 twenty-foot equivalent shipping containers. The marine terminal is being acquired through Canadian subsidiary... Read More

Internal Audit to Meet New AEO Regulations

Posted on July 24, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

China Customs Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is a concept under the World Customs Organization (WCO) SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE Framework). It represents a Customs-to-Business partnership to enhance international supply chain security and facilitate movement of legitimate goods.In November 2018, China Customs published no. 177 and no.178 in order to update related requirements on AEO application. In March 2019, China Customs identified the financial index requirements. Therefore, enterprise needs meet some new or changed requirements to keep AEO certificate.Customs new focus items for Advanced AEO enterprise contain:1. Enhance requirements on  process execution effective.2. Add... Read More

Section 301 Exclusions

Posted on July 22, 2019. Category: Trade Publications

As of July 6th, 2019, the Federal Register listed additional exclusions for the 301 tariffs as issued by the U.S Trade Representatives Office. The lists cover 362 separate exclusions, correlating to 117 unique HTS codes.  Refunds can be collected for goods previously entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12.01am EST on July 6th,2018. All exclusions will apply for one year after the Federal Register Notice was published.HTS codes included on the exclusions list are exempt from the additional tariffs moving forward. Special provisions are to be claimed upon entry. CLICK HERE TO SEE EXCLUDED HTS... Read More


Posted on July 17, 2019. Category: Trade Publications

Over a year after Section 301 and Section 232 tariffs were introduced, changes, mainly increases, in the tariffs are still being introduced and discussed regularly.Section 301 UpdateIn early May 2019, President Trump released a series of tweets threatening significant tariff hikes that would go into effect later that week on May 10th, 2019. Trump indicated in his tweet that he was unsatisfied with the speed of the trade talks with China saying, “The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly.” After a setback in trade negotiations, the existing 10% tariff on List 3 goods increased to 25%. This increase affected products with a... Read More

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