Trade Publications


The Impact of Policy and Economy on China

Posted on June 15, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications, Coronavirus Updates

The PolicyThe COVID-19 is spreading in all parts of the world. As we know, China did implement more severe restrictions when the pandemic first broke out.Currently, medical studies in China and abroad show that the virus can be well contained with effective quarantine, which is exactly what China has been doing for the past weeks. Individuals can also effectively protect themselves from infection by practicing good hygiene with disinfectant measures.The most common policy response has been a lockdown. In most cases, this is done to reduce the pool of people susceptible to infection, lowering the transmission rate,...

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U.S.-Brazil Trade Agreement Talks

Posted on June 01, 2020. Category: Trade Publications

In recent years, the United States and Brazil have been intentionally deepening their partnership towards building a bilateral economic relationship.In June of 2019, Brazil waived entry visa requirements for U.S. citizens. The main goal was to increase the number of tourists from North America to boost the Brazilian economy. Currently, Americans are the nationality with the second-highest volume of travelers to Brazil for tourism.  In March of 2020, this partnership moved from the political realm to the trade sphere. Presidents Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro met to discuss a trade agreement. According to the White House, “The two...

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PHMSA Continues Relief for Transportation of Hazardous Goods

Posted on May 18, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

Throughout the month of April, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has worked to provide relief and streamline the movement of critical sanitation supplies by highway. While these policies do not provide full exemption to the 49CFR Hazardous materials regulations, they do in many instances, provide relief from packaging, training, labeling, and documentation.April 2: Temporary policy for the Transportation of certain Alcohol- Based Hand Sanitizer ProductsFor a period of three months from the date of issuance, Alcohol-based products, such as hand sanitizers, which are typically classified as a class 3, Flammable liquid having a flashpoint below 60 c...

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Low Quality PPE Offsets Coronavirus Supply Chain

Posted on May 11, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the shortage of necessary medical supplies continues to grow.  Hospitals and other medical offices are asking their employees to reuse their masks for three days, and in some cases, up to one week. In addition to medical professionals, other industries are requiring employees and vendors to wear a mask as they take precautions for safety reasons.  With the world competing for these supplies, the challenges continue to grow, and differentiating what to purchase continues to be risky.  Therefore, a little research and proper supply chain strategy can help companies navigate this turbulent...

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Q1 2020 Air Freight Analysis

Posted on May 04, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

The global outbreak of COVID-19 profoundly impacted the overall Q1 2020 air freight result, making it a rough period for the air freight sector of supply chain. To document the impact, IATA published the impact on international air cargo demand and capacity, which represent 87% of air cargo.Global demand plummeted 15.8% CTKs (cargo-tons-kilometers) in March YoY for international markets. Global capacity fell by 24.6% in March 2020 compared to March 2019 for international markets. Belly capacity for international air cargo shrank 43.7% in March 2020 in comparison to last year.A 6.2% increase in the expanded use of freighter aircraft partially offset this decrease was by including the...

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Coronavirus Update - April 29

Posted on April 29, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest and most accurate updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below, is to give you, at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.  The French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe announced a reopening strategy. His speech to parliament yesterday included plans to reopen shops beginning next week. One of the first steps to normalization. Spain, Greece and several other European nations made similar announcements and plan to reopen portions of their economies beginning next week.  Americas Texas...

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90-day Postponement of Duties Approved

Posted on April 27, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

After an executive order made by President Trump on Saturday April 18, the Secretary of the Treasury and U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began to offer deference of duties, taxes and fees for importers experiencing “significant financial hardship” due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). CBP has defined significant financial hardship as having operations fully or partially suspended in March or April of 2020 due the crisis, and having reported a 60% loss in gross sales comparable to the previous year. Those who qualify can apply with CBP to defer estimated duties on formal entries that occurred in March or...

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Coronavirus Update - April 27

Posted on April 27, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest and most accurate updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below, is to give you, at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions. Global air freight capacity will remain lower across almost all trade lanes and sky-high prices continue as a major challenge for many suppliers and customers worldwide. Freighters are unable to keep up with demand and passenger airlines continue to adjust their aircraft to accommodate cargo within the cabins. Regardless of those efforts’ capacity will remain...

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Coronavirus April 24

Posted on April 24, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest and most accurate updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below, is to give you, at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions. All week we have been hearing reports about countries, states and provinces reopening economies and a staged approach for lifting restrictions on people; all a positive sign of recovery. While the COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline in many areas we need to continue our vigilance and remain both optimistic and well informed, particularly within our...

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Coronavirus Update April 22

Posted on April 22, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest and most accurate updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below, is to give you, at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions. Although early hot spots such as Italy, Spain and New York are seeing a decline in hospitalizations and deaths other areas around the world have not seen such progress within their communities. Because of that variance and differing regulations regionally it is important to continue to closely monitor the entire path goods travel; doing so...

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