A trilateral trade meeting between the U.S., EU, and Japan after President Trump's decision to postpone a decision on whether or not to impose tariffs on automobile and auto part imports to the [...]
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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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Many shippers are concerned, and rightfully so, about how the partial government shutdown will affect their international shipping.
You probably already know the standoff between [...]
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You would think the trade war between the U.S. and China would be nothing but bad for transpacific shipping; however, it may have just saved the year for carriers.
Back in June, we [...]
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This blog provides two solutions shippers can utilize to mitigate or avoid financial losses from the new tariffs the U.S. is levying on Chinese goods. But first, a quick look at what's happening [...]
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Trade wars are often thought of as lose-lose situations. However, President Trump obviously thinks the U.S. can win the trade war he has ignited with China. And it looks like he isn't alone in [...]
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It is a clichéd joke that Canadians are so polite they'll apologize to you if you insult them. It seems the U.S. tested that cliché's punchline on a national level.
The U.S. insulted [...]
The Trade Expansion Act of 1962 gives President Trump the legal right to impose tariffs at his discretion if he determines there's a national security threat to justify it. Therefore, when the [...]
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We’ve talked a lot about the escalating tariffs and tariff threats between the U.S. and China in this blog, but Asia is not the only battle front for President Trump’s trade wars. [...]
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Uncertainty continues in steel and aluminum related markets as President Trump delayed tariffs on imports of these important materials from select U.S. ally countries.
In a [...]
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This is it! Universal Cargo’s final blog of 2017. This year certainly seems to have gone by fast. Last year, we began a new tradition of ending the year in the blog with a look back at the [...]
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Good news is here for U.S. producers and exporters of consumer goods. Last year, the U.S. trade deficit with China was over 300 billion dollars. Here are the numbers from the U.S. Trade [...]
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Despite all the worries of slowed U.S. imports because of a potential protectionist policies from the Trump administration, strong growth is projected for U.S. imports over the next six months. [...]
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President Trump signed two executive orders last week to attack trade abuses and the United States’ trade deficit. The executive order going after trade abuses is focused on enforcement of [...]
At the beginning of the month, we told you about retailers forming a coalition called Americans for Affordable Products to battle any import tax increases like a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), part [...]
Tensions have been high in the South China Sea for some time as China aggressively pushes its territorial claim on almost the whole body of water, conflicting with claims [...]