Ocean Congestion & Constraints

As many of you are all too aware, the US importing and exporting communities face constraints and delays at a scope and scale never before seen due to a combination of many factors from huge surges in import volumes and the same time capacity has been limited in many of the physical cargo handling jobs. … Read more »


If a company is exporting PPE and medical supplies, it should be aware of the potential for evaluation by FEMA’s Temporary Final Rule.  This rule can impact shipping time or even whether the goods can be sent out of the country to the purchaser.  Please review the below link to understand the shipment review process,… Read more »


Ports across the United States continue to struggle to clear out congestion amidst record-setting import volumes into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In addition to the huge influx of cargo moving through the ports, there are also weather delays, missed berthing windows, and the lingering effects of the pandemic to consider. The waters outside… Read more »

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Update

President Trump signed a Proclamation on October 30, 2020 that affects eligibility under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) as follows: Benefits to certain products from Thailand have been removed effective December 30, 2020, 12:01 AM.  Benefits to parboiled rice (HTS 1006.30.10) for all GSP beneficiary developing countries (BDCs) have been removed effective November 1,… Read more »