Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI & PSS Update

Please be advised that the January 15, 2019 General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced at levels of usd 1000 per 40′ container, will be implemented at mitigated levels. Updated rates taking the above measure into account will be published as soon…

Modifications au drawback des É.-U. qui prennent effet en février 2019

La Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) de 2015 comportaient de nombreux changements pour les importateurs américains; parmi eux figuraient des règlements et échéanciers sur le drawback des États-Unis (É.-U.). Promulguées en 2016, de nombreuses modifications au drawback de la TFTEA devraient entrer en vigueur le 24 février 2019, troisième anniversaire de l’adoption de la Loi….

Chine – Horaire pour le congé du Nouvel An lunaire

Veuillez prendre note que les établissements gouvernementaux et commerciaux situés dans la Chine continentale seront fermés du 4 au 10 février 2019, à l’occasion des congés pour le Nouvel An lunaire et la fête du printemps. Les principaux transporteurs maritimes ont annoncé que la capacité des navires transpacifiques vers l’est a été très restreinte au cours des…

U.S. Drawback Changes Coming into Effect February 2019

2015’s Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) included many changes for U.S. importers; among them were significant changes to U.S. duty drawback regulations and timeframes. Signed into law in 2016, many of TFTEA’s drawback changes are scheduled to come into sole effect as of February 24, 2019, on the three-year anniversary of the Act…

China – Lunar New Year Holiday Schedule

Please be advised that government and business establishments located in mainland China will be closed for Lunar New Year-Spring Festival holidays from February 4th to 10th, 2019. Major ocean freight carriers have advised that capacity on Transpacific Eastbound vessels has been tight in recent weeks. This situation is expected to persist during the run up…