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Maritime History Notes: The China trade 1784 to today

Date: Monday, September 30th, 2019 Source: Freight Waves For 235 years China and the U.S. have sought out each other’s markets by utilizing their fleets of merchant ships. U.S. trade with China commenced on Feb. 22, 1784, when the 360-ton ship Empress…

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CBP’s Entry Type 86 test starts Sept. 28

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 Source: Freight Waves Customs and Border Protection explores electronic methods to capture data on the estimated 1.8 million package shipments valued at less than $800 arriving in the U.S. each day. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said…

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Wrestling with demurrage fees from government cargo inspections

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 Source: Freight Waves The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission does not expect easy answers to the question of how to fairly assess demurrage and detention when Customs and Border Protection holds containers. When it comes to determining the…

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L3Harris will pay $13 million fine for export violations

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 Source: Freight Waves The aerospace and defense company Harris Corp. failed to stop repeated violations of the Arms Export Control Act for several years following notification by the Defense Department of wrongdoing. Past violations of the Arms…

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CBP in Louisville stops $90 million in fake jewelry

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 Source: Freight Waves Customs and Border Protection officers in the Kentucky port of entry seized counterfeit Cartier bracelets and other jewelry between July and September, resulting in an importer’s arrest. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seized…

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Vietnam buckles to Trump’s pressure to cut trade surplus

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 Source: AJOT Vietnam’s campaign to tamp down the Trump administration’s trade gap ire has come to a coastal commune better known for growing dragon fruit along one-lane potholed roads. The community could soon be home to…

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NEXT TRUMP TARIFFS MAY SOON HIT EUROPE’S LUXURY-GOODS EXPORTERS

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 Source: American Journal of Transportation Some of Europe’s top luxury brands are targeted in President Donald Trump’s latest tariff salvo, which could affect billions of dollars in exports of American-bound whiskeys, wine, Champagne, handbags and men’s…

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