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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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Join Us At The 2022 NY/NJ Brokers Association Dinner

Join Us At The 2022 NY/NJ Brokers Association Dinner January 17, 2022

We hope you will join us at the Industry Event of the Year on February 3, 2022! The 104th NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association Dinner in Jersey City on the Hudson is the single largest event in the U.S. transportation industry, with more than 500 attendees. I know you will want to be...

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Supply Chain Update: Dwindling Warehouse Space

Supply Chain Update: Dwindling Warehouse Space November 4, 2021

While the log jams at west cost ports has gotten much media attention, a glut of containers is stacking up at the Port of New York and New Jersey, indicative of one of the newest struggles in our supply chain. Rebounding consumer demand has led to record imports through US ports on both coasts and...

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White House Announces Measures at Ports to Improve Supply Chain Delays

White House Announces Measures at Ports to Improve Supply Chain Delays October 20, 2021

President Biden announced that the Port of Los Angeles will operate around the clock and major companies including Walmart, UPS and FedEx would expand their working hours to relieve growing backlogs in the global supply chains that deliver goods to the United States. The moves would almost double the number of hours that the Port...

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2021 Captain of Industry

2021 Captain of Industry September 27, 2021

The NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association, Inc., recently awarded its 2021 Captain of Industry Award to WB Skinner President Bill Skinner. According to the Association, this annual award is bestowed on an individual “who has steadily and generously given their knowledge, time and commitment to the Association.” “As a long-time member and supporter...

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