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WSSA Discusses CBMA with Senator Ron Wyden and the TTB

Alison Leavitt, Managing Director of WSSA, spoke to a virtual audience of over 300 attendees yesterday at the first day of the DISCUS-ACSA Public Policy Conference. Ms. Leavitt addressed the complexity of the CBMA legislation, the work WSSA has done … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Sally Port Update

Tropical Storm Sally gains traction heading toward land, ports in the Gulf are taking necessary precautions in order to prepare for the storm’s landfall. Heavy rainfall and a significant storm surge are expected when Sally hits ground Tuesday morning. Please see the updates from … Continue reading

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Schedule Disruptions in Australia Ports

Due to ongoing industrial action at terminals around Australia, shippers are experiencing delays and disruption. While this has been an ongoing problem for the last month, all reports indicate that the disruption will continue throughout September and may trickle into … Continue reading

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Take Action on CBMA Today!

The Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS) has established today as a day of action and is enlisting their members to make their voices heard so that alcohol beverage producers and importers across the country avoid an increase in their federal excise … Continue reading

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CBP Virtual Trade Meeting – Day 1 Highlights

Today marked the opening of CBP’s Virtual Trade week with kick-off remarks from Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner of Customs, relating the goals of transparency and communication with the trade. The first panel of the week covered the high level details … Continue reading

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WSSA Participating in the CBP Virtual Trade Week

WSSA is participating in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Virtual Trade Week September 8-11, 2020. While we join CBP Executives and industry experts as they provide updates on CBP trade prioirties and policies, we will send out any updates pertinent to … Continue reading

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End to Trucker Strike in Chile

After days of back and forth negotiations between the Chilean government and the trucker unions, Chilean Vice President of the National Freight Transport Confederation just confirmed that an agreement has finally been reached, thus ending the strike. Starting at 3:00pm today, the truckers … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Biennial Food Facility Registration Renewal

Now is the time to prepare for the Biennial Registration Renewal for Food Facilities! The renewal period this year is between October 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. Food facility registration helps the FDA determine the location and source of potential bioterrorism or foodborne … Continue reading

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Truckers Strike in Chile

The Truckers’ Guild in Chile has announced a strike effective today that could cause shipping delays and impact cargo operations at ports and depots as truckers have blocked access to these facilities. Since yesterday, the Guild has held talks with … Continue reading

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Hurricane Laura – Port Updates

Hurricane Laura made landfall last night hitting Lake Charles, LA, and causing some destruction to the city’s downtown district. Wind gusts were reported as high as 132 mph, but the storm shows rapid weakening as it progresses northward. The storm … Continue reading

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