Category Archives: Customs & Trade Updates

Gemini Shippers joins coalition seeking suspension of detention and demurrage charges

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Gemini Shippers Group joined almost 50 associations in a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission seeking relief from Demurrage and Detention changes in the wake on continuous operational challenges in Americas largest ports. A copy of the complete letter can be downloaded here: Coalition Letter to FMC 11.16 November 16, 2020…

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Section 301 updates

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Members Please see the attached notice,  announcing that USTR is extending 87 List 4A exclusions set to expire on September 1 through December 31, 2020. There are a number of exclusion including certain babies’ gowns, sleep sacks, swaddle sacks and blanket sleepers (item nos. 28-32), certain knit robes (item no. 27),…

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FMC: Commissioner Dye Announces Findings of San Pedro Bay Discussions

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Commissioner Dye Announces Findings of San Pedro Bay Discussions   Posted June 17, 2020 Following conversations with the port directors in Los Angeles and Long Beach, ocean carrier chief executive officers, Southern California marine terminal operators, longshore labor leaders, and FMC Innovation Teams, Commissioner Rebecca Dye has identified approaches to…

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CBP Launches the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to Coordinate Implementation of USMCA

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CBP Launches the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to Coordinate Implementation of USMCA Release Date: May 11, 2020 WASHINGTON— To help coordinate implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which enters into force on July 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently opened the USMCA Center. Staffed with CBP experts from operational, legal,…

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US – CBP – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42065469 – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak FDA’s Import Operations currently remain functional and operational.  Activities including FDA Prior Notice review, FDA entry processing, FDA sampling/examination of high risk shipments, FSVP inspections, filer assessments, and compliance activities are…

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Gemini Shippers Group  calls on President Trump To Suspend Tariffs In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

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Members, Today Gemini Shippers Group joined the other members of the Americans for Free Trade coalition in calling on President Trump To Suspend Tariffs In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak, Providing Relief to Millions of American Farmers, Manufacturers, and Consumers. A press release and a copy of the letter can be found…

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