Canada and USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI and PSS Oct. 16 Update

Please be advised that the October 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…

Upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulfur Regulation

Beginning January 1, 2020, the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 Low Sulfur Regulation will be in effect – at which time all sea-going vessels worldwide will have to comply and reduce their sulfur emissions by 85%. To comply with the Regulation, sulfur in fuel oil must be reduced from 3.50% to 0.50%, in addition…

U.S. Announces Section 301 Tariffs on Certain Products from EU Countries

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced new Section 301 tariffs, or duties, on specific European Union (EU) products, effective October 18, 2019. This announcement is a result of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) decision to award the U.S. $7.5 billion in trade countermeasures against the EU for subsidies provided to Airbus. In response, the U.S….

U.S. and Japan Reach Partial Trade Agreement

The United States and Japan announced a trade agreement between the countries covering specific agricultural and industrial products. The new agreement will eliminate or reduce tariffs (duties) and is expected to be effective January 1, 2020. Japan has agreed to allow 90 percent of U.S. food and agricultural products duty free or preferential tariff access…

Delmar International Inc. Appoints Eric Allard as Director Sales, Ontario

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, October 2, 2019 – Delmar International, a leading global supply chain solutions provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Allard to the position of Director Sales, Ontario. Mr. Allard has a distinguished career spanning over 25 years in the supply chain industry. His past roles include senior airfreight leadership positions with…