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Reminder! CBP Sponsors Webinar on CBMA Filing

CBP/US Customs is hosting a webinar this Thursday entitled “Tips for Properly Filing Claims 2020.” Anyone is welcome to join the webinar via the link and access codes listed in the CSMS message copied below. WSSA has been extremely active with … Continue reading

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USTR Decision on France’s DST Trade Dispute

Over the weekend the USTR announced its decision regarding the French digital service tax dispute. Fortunately, beverage alcohol products were not included in the list of items chosen to receive additional tariffs – a big victory for the industry! The … Continue reading

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NY/NJ Terminals Close Early Due to Storm

Please note that due to deteriorating weather conditions caused by the approaching Tropical Storm Fay, APM Terminals Elizabeth closed their  INBOUND gates at 2:30pm today so they could safely process existing containers in the yard before the storm gets worse. … Continue reading

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New Tariffs on French Products?

The U.S. top trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, continues to support the administration’s stance on trade policy and supporting the tariffs on EU products. Today is the date agreed for the review and announcement of sanctions against France based on the dispute … Continue reading

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EU Tariffs: Reminder to Send Comments

As previously reported, the USTR/United States Trade Representative released the notice for the review of action in the WTO Airbus tariff case. The comment period opened on June 26 and will close on July 26. WSSA is working with other key industry … Continue reading

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Chile Weather Continues to Backlog Trucks

Last Friday while the US was gearing up to celebrate Independence Day, the mountain pass connecting Chile and Argentina was opened during a brief reprieve from the snow. Unfortunately, the snow has been so continuous that removal crews were unable to clean … Continue reading

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Chile Mountain Pass Closed

Due to inclement weather in the mountain pass between Chile and Mendoza, the pass has been closed this entire week. Looking at the forecast, more snow is expected, which could keep the pass closed for next week as well. Please … Continue reading

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EU Tariffs: Potential Increases & Additions

We are once again at the review date on the tariffs imposed after the WTO Airbus decision last year.  As a quick recap, the World Trade Organization (WTO) finalized the long standing case in favor of the USA, allowing the imposition … Continue reading

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Increased Costs & Delays in South Africa

South Africa continues to experience its share of difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Cape Town, workers at the port were sent home after discovering they had been infected with COVID-19 and, subsequently, terminals have been sporadically shut … Continue reading

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CRTs Digital Certificates Made Permanent!

Back in April, we reported good news from Mexico that the Tequila Regulatory Council had officially approved the use of Digital CRT (Consejo Regulador del Tequila)—one of the key documents required for export of Tequila from Mexico. Previously, this certificate had to be … Continue reading

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