Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the February 15, 2019 General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced by ocean freight carriers at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, has been postponed to March 1, 2019. General Rate Increase (GRI) effective March 1, 2019•…

Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the February 1, 2019 General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced by ocean freight carriers at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, has been postponed to February 15, 2019. General Rate Increase (GRI) effective February 15, 2019…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2019

As in past years, the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) have released a list of their Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2019. Although the CBSA audit a wide variety of products above and beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities…

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…

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…