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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandate Update

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandate Update June 7, 2022

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) will came into effect June 8. Starting June 21 CBP is going to assume imports coming from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are using forced labor. It will be on the importer to prove otherwise. We expect the top affected commodities include chemicals, apparel/textiles and agriculture. The Uyghur Forced Labor...

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Tariff Update: USTR Reinstates 352 Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs

Tariff Update: USTR Reinstates 352 Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs April 4, 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) reinstated 352 product exclusions applicable to certain Chinese-origin goods subject to Section 301 tariffs in a notice published on March 28, 2022. USTR reinstated more than half of previously available exclusions, covering a range of manufactured, mechanical and consumer goods. USTR weighed several factors in assessing whether...

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China’s COVID Lockdowns Further Disrupt Global Supply Chains

China’s COVID Lockdowns Further Disrupt Global Supply Chains March 29, 2022

A surge in Omicron variant infections has prompted Chinese authorities to lock down residents, close factories and stop truck traffic, snarling already frayed supply chains. As officials scramble to contain the country’s worst outbreak of Covid-19 since early 2020, they are imposing lockdowns and restrictions that are adding chaos to global supply chains. The measures...

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Terminal Congestion and Import Service Delays

Terminal Congestion and Import Service Delays March 29, 2022

As we are sure you are aware, many importers (and exporters!) are experiencing continued and growing supply chain challenges.  Persistent port and rail ramp congestion, container chassis shortages, excessive detention and demurrage fees from carriers, and upheaval among air cargo service providers are all contributing to this mess. As a client or associate of WB...

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