Logistics Roundtable Tonight!

Join WSSA in Seattle this evening for an intimate logistics roundtable event!

Rockcreek Seafood and Spirits

4300 Freemont Ave N., Seattle, WA

Tonight, June 12, 2018

5:00pm – 8:00pm

WSSA invites you to join us in Seattle this evening for an evening of dinner, drinks, and roundtable discussion on pertinent industry issues including:

USA Trucking and Rail Crisis

TTB Guidelines on the New Tax Reform Bill

Changing Face of the Ocean Carrier Options

RSVP to hrandoph@wssa.com to reserve your seat!

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Chile – Mendoza Pass Closure

The pass between Mendoza, Argentina, and Chile is closed due to bad weather in the mountains. As trucks are unable to proceed at this time, there may be slight transportation delays to certain shipments.

Fortunately, the weather forecast indicates that the conditions will improve this afternoon and the pass should re-open tomorrow morning.

We will keep you informed of any changes to this situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

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Join WSSA in London!

London Calling!

Logistics in a Changing World

June 27, 2018

Balls Brothers Minster Court

3 Mincing Ln, London EC3R 7PP, UK

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Join WSSA and Albatrans for presentations on key issues affecting international trade in the wine and spirits sector.

Global Logistics issues presented by WSSA’s Managing Director Alison Leavitt:

Consolidation of the steamship line industry

Global trucking and port congestion issues including the USA trucking crisis

Cargo Risk Management issues presented by Roanoke Trade’s SVP Richard Bridges:

Understanding the gaps in most cargo insurance policies

Complete coverage under the WSSA program

BREXIT – Game changer for UK trade:

700 million new customs entries

Border backlogs

 Join us before the event for an optional tour of the Lloyds of London building and view of the Lutine Bell! Drinks, dinner, and networking to follow the presentations

with plenty of time for one on one questions for our presenters.

Tour: 4:00-5:00pm

Registration and cocktails: 5:00-5:30pm

Presentations, Dinner & Networking: 5:30-8:00pm

RSVP to hrandolph@wssa.com by June 22, 2018 to reserve your spot!

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Countermeasures on US Tariffs Could Impact US Exports

The Trump Administration announced yesterday that the US will be implementing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe. As a countermeasure, the EU is potentially enacting tariffs of its own on US produced products. Many chapters will be affected, including chapter 22, which covers all alcoholic beverages. The complete list of chapters from the CN (Combined Nomenclature—similar to the US HTS code but with an added two digits) that will be impacted includes 20, 22, 33, 48, 56, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 84, 85, 87, 89, & 94. These countermeasure tariffs could be enacted as soon as June 20, 2018 and could raise prices for EU consumers on everyday products and potentially affect US exports to the EU.  While we wait to see how this situation will evolve, it is advisable that companies assess their current business dealings to see how this will potentially impact their bottom line. We will continue to keep tabs on this situation, and will provide further developments as available.

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Member Roundtable Event – Seattle

If you are in the Seattle area, WSSA invites you to join us for our first member roundtable event, taking place in Seattle, WA, June 12th. The event will consist of dinner, drinks, and discussion surrounding the USA trucking crisis, the TTB’s pending publication of the tax reform bill guidelines, and much more! Event information can be found below. We hope to see you there!

Rockcreek Seafood & Spirits

June 12, 2018

5:00-8:00pm

RSVP to hrandolph@wssa.com

For more info on the event, please contact us!

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WSSA is Attending the AgTC Annual Meeting!

WSSA will be attending the AgTC’s 30th Annual Meeting June 12-15, 2018, in Tacoma, WA!

The AgTC Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of agriculture and forest products transportation professionals and their service providers. The gathering consists of two days of action-packed activities including strategy sessions on issues impacting the industry, networking opportunities, and plenty of outdoor activities such as the WSSA run/walk, golfing, and dining around Tacoma.

As a part of the annual meeting, WSSA will host two events: our annual 5k run/walk the morning of June 13th and a shipper’s panel on leading industry issues the same day at 1pm.

Participants of the 5k run/walk receive a special gift bag and moisture-wicking t-shirt! Please contact us for more information!

Alison Leavitt, Managing Director of WSSA, will be representing the alcoholic beverage industry on a panel on Wednesday, June 13th, at 1pm entitled “The Shipper’s Perspective: Leading AgTC members’ experiences and strategies: How we are dealing with the trucking crisis, avoiding port disruption; documentation/carrier service challenges and other pertinent issues facing shippers today.” Other speakers on the panel include representatives from Leprino Foods, Wilbur Ellis, Fornazor, and Superior Foods.

To find out more about any of these events or to schedule a meeting please contact us!

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WSSA’s Spring 2018 Newsletter is Available!

Spring 2018 Issue of Grapevine is Now Available!

Volume 8, Issue 1 of the WSSA Grapevine is here!

Our Spring 2018 issue features a look into the changing face of the ocean carrier alliances, the latest news on the implementation of the new tax reform bill, discussion on the difficulties surrounding the USA trucking crisis, and a list of upcoming events to be attended by WSSA!

Click here for instant access to the Spring 2018 issue of the WSSA Grapevine!

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