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Trade Deal with China Reached — No Tariff Hikes in December

The 15% tariff hikes on Chinese goods that were scheduled to hit Sunday (December 15th) didn't happen. Instead, we got the Phase One Trade Deal just days earlier. That's right, we finally have [...]

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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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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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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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China Imports Tariff List (Complete 2nd Tranche)

A week ago, we posted a blog from Universal Cargo's own Cherry Chen outlining the section 301 tariff exclusion process shippers can use to request a one year tariff exclusion on products they [...]