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Jan 5, 2015

Weekend gate hours help Oakland chip away at cargo backlog

The Port of Oakland and its terminal operators are chipping away at their cargo backlog by running Saturday… Read more 

Jan 5, 2015

CBP and USDA: import restrictions on bird and poultry product due to bird flu in British Columbia

Due to a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly known as “bird flu”, the United… Read more 

Jan 5, 2015

Chassis maintenance and repair a main culprit of ILWU-PMA impasse

Contract negotiations resumed Monday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after the… Read more 

Jan 2, 2015

PMA to begin calling out fewer night workers at LA-Long Beach

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association entered the weekend engaged at a standoff at… Read more 

Jan 2, 2015

2015 U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule posted

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has posted the 2015 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) to their website. This includes… Read more 

Dec 30, 2014

DHS Single Window implementation priorities for 2015

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Counselor to the Deputy Secretary Christa Brzozowski has posted an article noting DHS’… Read more 

Dec 30, 2014

USDA proposes changes to the TRQ dairy license program for imports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is proposing changes to the dairy tariff-rate quota… Read more 

Dec 30, 2014

Presidential Proclamation on AGOA, IL FTA, and HTS Changes

President Obama has issued a Proclamation affecting trade. Select countries have undergone a status change on whether they… Read more 

Dec 30, 2014

Executive order prohibiting imports and exports to Crimea region of Ukraine

President Obama has issued an Executive Order prohibiting certain transactions with the Crimea Region of the Ukraine. Prohibited… Read more 

Dec 19, 2014

Ports preparing for potential trade with Cuba

As some of the Cold War restrictions placed on trade with Cuba are lifted, ports in the Southeast… Read more