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 »

China Section 301 Product Exclusions Expire on October 2, 2020

The United States Trade Representative has extended 37 product exclusions for goods that are imported from China under Section 301 Lists #1 and 2 and entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 2, 2020 and before 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on December… Read more »

China Section 301 Product Exclusions Expired on September 20, 2020

China Section 301 product exclusions previously granted to certain goods from Lists 1 and 2 expired on September 20, 2020 as scheduled except for 62 exclusions from List 1 and 86 exclusions form List 2. A total of 313 exclusions expired. Goods eligible for the product exclusions that were extended must be entered under U.S…. Read more »