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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US CBP National Commodity Specialist Division, Office of Trade – commodity-specific, educational webinars

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42232417 – NCSD April 2020 Webinars The National Commodity Specialist Division, Office of Trade, is excited to present the next round of commodity-specific, educational webinars to support your business in these difficult times.  Beginning April through July, 2020, the webinars will begin at 1:30 PM…

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GUIDANCE: One Year Extension on Certain China Section 301 Exclusions for Products Covered Under Tranche 1 – $34B –Action (9903.88.06)

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42180527-GUIDANCE: One Year Extension on Certain China Section 301 Exclusions for Products Covered Under Tranche 1 – $34B –Action (9903.88.06) BACKGROUND On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 15849 to extend for 12 months certain product…

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Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Eleventh Round of Product Exclusions from China

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CSMS #42181055 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Eleventh Round of Product Exclusions from China BACKGROUND On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 17158 announcing the decision to grant the eleventh round of certain exclusion requests from the Section…

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