Trade Publications


Coronavirus Update - June 3

Posted on June 03, 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 Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs released additional guidelines regarding the country’s phased reopening strategy of non-containment zones. Beginning June 8, Phase I includes the reopening of places of worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. Phase II, which is currently scheduled to go into effect in July will allow schools and...

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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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Coronavirus Update - May 28

Posted on May 28, 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.   Eastbound Transpacific air cargo capacity saw an increase of 4% last week over 2019 levels while Asia-Europe and Asia-Latin America capacity is down 10% and 13%, respectively. Prices remain higher than 2019 levels across almost all trade lanes but as indicated by the increase in demand, prices are sky high for shipments from Asia to the US. Although charter options...

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Coronavirus Update - May 26

Posted on May 26, 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.  Efforts to curb the virus outbreak within Brazil, the South American hotspot are mixed. Some areas have implemented strict social distancing measures while others have not. Beginning tonight at midnight, the United States is restricting travelers who have been in Brazil in the last 14-days. The new restrictions do not apply to the movement...

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Coronavirus Update - May 21

Posted on May 21, 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.  Americas Illinois, New Jersey, and Delaware remain largely shutdown, with the exception of public parks and the like; all other US States have started to ease restrictions regionally, statewide, or have plans in place to do so soon. The Mexican automotive industry is scheduled to resume production on June 1. Sao Paulo, Brazil has extended...

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Coronavirus Update - May 19

Posted on May 19, 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.  Please join my colleague Matthew Dreckman and I this Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. est. for our webinar reflecting on the last month of logistics trends and the global road to recovery. A link to register can be found at the end of this publication.  AmericasMichigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Delaware have not...

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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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Coronavirus Update - May 14th

Posted on May 14, 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.   Maintaining operational success is pivotal and planning ahead remains a critical component to avoiding some of the common pitfalls being experienced today. International transport can be challenging but continuing to compare carriers’ rates for each individual shipment, planning in advance, shipping ocean when possible and adding buffer transit time will all assist in making...

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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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Coronavirus Update - May 8

Posted on May 08, 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. Air freight rates remain elevated this week due to continued capacity shortages and high demand for PPE equipment. The price of air cargo is so inflated that the Australian government is subsidizing air exports and the United States Parcel Service has taken the unprecedented step of shipping mail to Europe by ocean. Rates are expected to...

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