U.S. to Terminate GSP Designation for India and Turkey

U.S. importers utilizing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program should note the U.S. Trade Representative office (USTR) announced that the U.S. will terminate GSP Designation of India and Turkey. The action was taken as a result of the U.S. determining that Turkey’s economy has developed to an extent that it should no longer benefit…

Flight delays and cancellations due to conflict between India and Pakistan

Please note, major airlines are cancelling and rerouting flights to/from Pakistan and India due to rising tensions in the region. This will effect cargo flights and we are expecting delays . We will continue to monitor this situation very closely.  Additional flight disruptions are possible in the coming days. Further updates to follow. Please notify us…

Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet

Notice of Initiation of Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation, on July 26, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. The investigation follows a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. The complaint is…

India – Transporters End Strike at Nhava Sheva

Source: CIFFA Transporters hauling containers to and from Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva) have called off their strike that lasted four days. Local politicians and transporters will hold an emergency meeting with the port authorities Tuesday to finalize an amicable solution to the issue. Meanwhile as previously reported port workers’ unions across India are planning…

India – Transport Union on Strike at Port of Nhava Sheva

Harbour truck operators at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva) took their vehicles off the roads yesterday morning and have called for an indefinite strike to pressure authorities to reconsider a regulated transport system rolled out on May 1st. Roads are being blocked to and from the port, and as a result all export and import…

India – Major Port Workers’ Unions Plan Indefinite Strike

Source: CIFFA; The Hindu Business Line Port workers’ unions in India are planning to go on an indefinite strike at each of the country’s 12 major seaports, on or after May 30th, 2018, according to the general secretary of the Water Transport Workers’ Federation of India. The national co-ordination committee of six federations of major…