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Mexico Tariff Threat Over (for now)

US business entities are relieved that Trump pulled the threat of added tariffs on Mexican goods over the weekend. A preliminary deal was made, but whether that deal will hold will remain to be seen. The tariffs were threatened initially … Continue reading

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Mexico Tariffs Looming?

There is no word yet on the outcome of the trade talks but there is a lot of noise on Capitol Hill around the tariff issue.  American Shipper published an article today quoting House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard … Continue reading

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Midwest Flooding Impacts Transportation

Recent months have brought about major thunderstorms and flooding across the United States Midwest. Farmers have lost fields of crops and rivers have swelled to well beyond normal levels. This flooding has brought about a transportation halt due to the … Continue reading

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Update on Canada Labor Dispute

Not long after the lockdown at Canada ports began yesterday, a tentative agreement was negotiated in Vancouver, and the lock out was ended. The details on the final agreement are pending the ratification vote by Union membership and will not be released until … Continue reading

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Potential Mexico Tariffs Announced for June 10th

Yesterday President Trump made an dramatic announcement that unless the flow of immigration from Mexico is halted, the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming out of Mexico. This announcement, needless to say, would have a … Continue reading

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Labor Dispute Escalates at Canada Ports

After lengthy negotiations and Union’s strike notice,  the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) has formally locked out longshore employees, members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) – Canada as of 8AM this morning. Please see below BCMEA … Continue reading

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Join WSSA & WOTV for a Special Live CBMA Webinar!

Join WSSA, in association with Women of the Vine & Spirits, for a special live webinar:  The Ultimate Guide to the Craft Beverage Modernization Act Thursday, June 20, 2019 1pm PST / 4pm EST Join host, Alison Leavitt, Managing Director … Continue reading

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