Category Archives: Customs & Trade Updates

FMC Commissioners Discuss Ocean Carrier Issues, Global Alliances, and Market Developments

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Market trends in trade lanes serving the United States and actions taken by both individual ocean carriers and global alliances in response to COVID-19 and related impacts to the shipping industry were the topics of today’s non-public meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission.   The FMC regularly holds meetings to…

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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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Commissioner Dye Completes Work in NY & NJ, Turns Attention to New Orleans

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Commissioner Dye Completes Work in NY & NJ, Turns Attention to New Orleans August 4, 2020 Operations and cargo flow at the Port of New York and New Jersey have been minimally impacted by COVID-19 and the leadership at the bi-state organization has prioritized improving the container return process to…

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Federal Maritime Commision – Covid-19 Supply Chain Investigation Shifts Focus to NY/NJ in Phase Two

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Gemini Shippers Group will be part of the Federal Maritime Communion discussion of COVID-19 related impacts to the supply chain. You can learn about next phase of fact finding 29 below:   Commissioner Rebecca Dye’s Fact Finding investigation of COVID-19 related impacts to the supply chain (Fact Finding 29) is entering…

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Gemini works to support temporary federal commercial trade credit insurance

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Gemini Shippers Group joined numerous association asking the administration to support for the establishment of an emergency, temporary federal commercial trade credit insurance backstop that will thwart an emerging credit crisis to enable and sustain the safe restart on which we and our members are working. A copy of the…

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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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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) : Automated online application for submitting electronic vessel manifest confidentiality requests

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Members, Did you know that your ocean manifest information is available to the public? The Freedom of Information Act requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to make certain manifest data elements available to the public. Your manifest data can be accessed by your competitors, customers, and third party data…

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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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COVID-19 pandemic economic crisis

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Today, Gemini Shippers Group joined with 65 industry groups in a call to governments and international financial institutions to enact coordinated efforts to address the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Representing the textile, apparel, footwear, travel goods, and fashion industry, the groups represent companies, workers, and consumers in…

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