2021 Archive

  The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Bay have announced a last minute reprieve on the highly controversial Container Excess Dwell Fee, backed by the Biden Administration. The ports announced yesterday that they will delay consideration of the fee until November 22, citing a 26% reduction in long-dwelling containers since the policy was announced […]

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  As previously announced, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, under the direction of the Biden-Harris Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, implemented a new emergency “Container Excess Dwell Fee” policy on November 1 to alleviate the severe congestion that is contributing to record delays and backlogs at the ports.  Under the new policy, […]

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  Ocean Carriers to be Charged Daily Fee for Containers that are Not Moved Rapidly from the Port The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have just announced that they will hit ocean carriers with potentially hefty fees for shipping containers that linger too long at terminals.  Under the policy, the ports will charge […]

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  The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is considering the possible reinstatement of hundreds of previously expired China Section 301 tariff exclusions.  The exclusions, which expired on December 31, 2020, cover 549 products and span Lists 1, 2, 3 and 4A. The full list of covered products can be found here. The USTR […]

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  The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has extended exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on 99 medical-care products from China needed to address COVID-19 outbreaks. The exclusions will be extended until November 14 to allow the USTR time to conduct a full evaluation on whether it remains appropriate to exclude the products in […]

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