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Join Us At The 2023 NY/NJ Forwarders and Brokers Association Dinner

Join Us At The 2023 NY/NJ Forwarders and Brokers Association Dinner January 5, 2023

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 500 attendees. I know you will want to be among them!...

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Chinese New Year and COVID Delays

Chinese New Year and COVID Delays January 2, 2023

As many seasoned importers know, it’s critical to start planning for the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday far in advance. In addition to CNY, COVID-19 has resurged in China, and booking delays and cancellations are dramatically increasing. Factories will shut down for several weeks and ocean carriers are expected to reduce their capacity for the...

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USTR Extends Additional Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

USTR Extends Additional Section 301 Tariff Exclusions December 22, 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced it will extend the currently scheduled expiration date of 352 China 301 tariff exclusions that had been reinstated earlier this year. Instead of expiring on December 31, 2022, the affected exclusions will remain in effect through September 30, 2023. The impacted items, which cover specified items...

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USTR Extends Section 301 Tariff Exclusions for COVID-19 Products

USTR Extends Section 301 Tariff Exclusions for COVID-19 Products December 2, 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the extension of exclusions for numerous COVID-19 products that are subject to China Section 301 tariffs. The exclusions originally scheduled to expire on November 30, 2022, have been extended until February 28, 2023. The exclusions cover 81 medical care products and were initially granted in December...

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New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association Tours GCT Global

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association Tours GCT Global October 31, 2022

Thank you to Dan Mulligan of GCT Global for giving the NY-NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, including myself, a tour of the GCT Bayonne and providing us with a better understanding of the difficulties the terminals are facing. We are excited to see they are taking a proactive approach to the increase of...

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Port of NY-NJ to Impose Dwell Fee Targeting Empty Containers

Port of NY-NJ to Impose Dwell Fee Targeting Empty Containers August 3, 2022

The Port of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) will implement a container fee on any long-dwelling import or export containers. The goal of the tariff is to reduce an excess of empty containers dwelling at the port and free up space for container pickup. It includes both loaded and empty containers. The Quarterly container...

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One Hot Summer for Importers

One Hot Summer for Importers July 27, 2022

Record heat across North America and much of the northern hemisphere isn’t the only thing heating up this summer for importers. Record volumes, the challenge of empty container returns, and a marked shift in cargo from West Coast to East Coast is making many in our industry sweat. Learn more below:   US imports continue...

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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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