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Freight Rates Down Despite Trade War Up

The trade war between the U.S. and China drags on without an end in sight. However, things are not all bad news for U.S. importers. Shippers who import from China got good news last week as Trump [...]

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1st Round of List 3 Tariff Exclusions Are Out!

We finally have official exclusions from President Trump's tariff hikes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Find out below if the goods you import from China can be [...]

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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Lifted Between U.S., Canada, & Mexico

While the tariff situation between the U.S. and China has been heating up, the tariff situation between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico has been cooling off.

On Friday (May 17th, 2019), [...]

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China Announces Tariff Hikes on $60 Billion of U.S. Goods – Trade War Update

As expected, China retaliated against the U.S. for the tariffs hike President Trump ordered on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. China announced its plan for tariff increases on $60 billion [...]

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US China Trade War Ramps Back Up: Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods to Hit May 10th

For a while now, optimism has been high that the U.S.-China trade talks have been going well and the tariffs increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese products that was originally scheduled for [...]

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Freight Rates Increase with Carrier GRIs After Slump

Two weeks ago, when this blog last checked in on freight rates, they were falling. Massively. This week, transpacific freight rates rise significantly with a wave of General Rate Increases (GRI), [...]

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DOJ Antitrust Probe of Ocean Freight Carriers Is Over

A couple years ago in San Francisco, the world's major ocean freight carriers were holding a biannual Box Club meeting when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) burst in on them with a raiding [...]

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What Is the Best Incoterm for Importing from China?

In this blog we'll answer a frequently asked question (FAQ) dealing with Incoterms. Specifically, which Incoterm is the best to use when importing from China. As a bonus, we'll also tell you the [...]