News & Advisories

October 2020

GSP expires Dec 31 A reminder that Generalized Systems of Preference (GSP) expires December 31 this year.  Congress historically has reinstated GSP, several times retroactively, but in this political environment, we make no predictions. Child […]

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August 2020

China Origin Labeling to be Required for Imports from Hong Kong, Raising Tariff Concerns (From Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report) U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that imported goods produced in Hong Kong […]

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July 2020

Businesses Advised to Intensify Efforts to Identify Forced Labor in China Supply Chains (From Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report) U.S. businesses, investors, and others with potential exposure in their supply chains to China’s Xinjiang […]

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June 2020

Increased Customs exams, delays in Savannah We have noticed an increase in Customs exams in Savannah in the last 3-4 weeks.  The CES’s are short-staffed to provide social distancing during the exams, which causes delays. […]

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May 2020

FMC Issues Long-Awaited Decision on Demurrage and Detention (From NCBFAA) On April 28, 2020, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) issued its long-awaited interpretive rules on the reasonableness of carrier and marine terminal operator […]

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