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How Is IMO 2020 Launch Going?

IMO 2020 went into effect on January 1st, requiring sea vessels, including container ships, to abide by a 0.5% sulfur cap on fuel or use scrubbers (systems that clean fuel in engines) in order to [...]

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Made in Vietnam? Nope — Still Made in China — Shippers Beware

Last week, one of our partners in Vietnam emailed Universal Cargo about the country's customs significantly increasing inspection "ratio on all cargo bound to the states." The change in procedure [...]

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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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WARNING: Shippers Liable for Trucking Companies’ Unfair Labor Practices

Shippers need to be extra careful about the trucking companies they hire to transport their shipping containers to and from the ports. If not, shippers could find themselves liable in legal [...]