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Born in the U.S.A.: Defined by Build America, Buy America Act

June 22, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

“Manufactured in America” seems like a simple statement. It would be easy to assume that if a product was pieced together within the United States, we could say it was “Made in America.” If the entire product is composed of pieces from Canada, but merely pieced...

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Israel – UAE Free Trade Agreement

June 20, 2022.
Trade Publications

On May 30th the first Arab state and Israel free trade agreement was signed, the agreement aims to eliminate and lift bilateral trade for more than 96% of the good traded between the two nations. The goods include food, agriculture, cosmetics, medical equipment and medicine, the agreement would boost bilateral trade...

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Forced Labor Prevention Act

June 14, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Are you ready for the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) that goes into effect on June 21st, 2022? The UFLPA states that goods manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China could be prohibited entry into the U.S....

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Vistula Spit Canal

June 13, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

A new canal across the Vistula Spit is planned to be opened this year, most likely already in September 2022. The canal will enable ships to sail from the port of Elblag, northern Poland, to the Baltic Sea without passing through the Russian-administered Strait of Baltiysk. The 1.3-kilometer canal is part...

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Biden Administration Considers “Reconfiguring” Section 301 Tariffs to Combat Record Inflation

June 09, 2022.
Trade Publications

On Wednesday, June 8, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers that the Biden administration is strongly reconsidering its approach to the Section 301 tariffs placed on Chinese goods. Yellen’s comments came as the administration ponders how to balance punishing China for unfair trade practices with combating financial woes incurred...

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World Trade Week

May 26, 2022.
Trade Publications

May 2022 is recognized as World Trade Month. World Trade Week, which occurs annually during the third full week of May, was first established in 1935 by President Roosevelt. In celebration of world trade here are 10 fun trade facts. The first major piece of legislation passed in the United States was the...

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Customs Modernization and Informed Compliance Act: What is “Reasonable Care”?

May 25, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The Customs Modernization and Informed Compliance Act or Mod Act establishes clear requirements that parties must exercise “reasonable care” when conducting business related to importing into the United States, but what is reasonable care? Every import transaction is different, from the nature of the imported goods to the...

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White House Announces New Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

May 23, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The Biden administration announced the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Monday, May 23, which is designed to promote financial and economic stability in Asia and Oceania. The pact follows the initiation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a trade deal spearheaded by China in January of 2022, and...

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Baby Formula Shortage Underscores Supply Chain Struggles; US Plans to Ease Import Restrictions

May 19, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

A sudden nationwide shortage of baby formula has served as a stark reminder that supply chain woes continue to be felt midway through 2022. Across the United States, 40% of formula is currently out of stock, while individual states are seeing even more acute supply gaps, which have increased by 2,000% since January....

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CBP Specialists Intercept Rare Pest

May 17, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations. This is understandable when you consider CBP’s wide ranging mission that includes things like counter terrorism, combatting transnational crime, securing our borders, facilitating lawful trade, and of course, collecting duty and...

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Does Artificial Intelligence have a place in HTS Classification?

May 16, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

International Trade is complex and often quite meticulous. The industry continues to grow more and more complex as technology advances and relationships among countries evolve. Continuous advances in technology force industry leaders to consider things they have never considered before. In 1990, world trade leaders probably were not debating where we...

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German / America Trade Compliance (German)

May 12, 2022.
Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Deutschland und die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sind nicht nur internationale Supermächte im Sinne von Kriegsführung und globalem Einfluss, sie sind auch Weltmarktführer im internationalen Handel und Export. 1955, während der Nachkriegsbesetzung Deutschlands, nahmen die Vereinigten Staaten „diplomatische Beziehungen zu Westdeutschland auf,...

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