Refunds of China Section 301 Tariffs May Become Available If Importers File Claims

A recently filed lawsuit could result in refunds of all Section 301 tariffs levied to date on List 3 and List 4A goods from China, regardless of whether or not a timely protest was filed. However, importers must file their own independent claims to preserve their potential refunds by Friday, September 18. For more than two years the U.S. … Continued

Update on China Section 301 (List 4A) Tariffs

Exclusions to the additional 7.5% tariff on goods from China under China Section 301 (List 4A) expired on September 1. All goods previously listed will now be subject to an additional 7.5% tariff except those granted extension by the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Exclusions are being extended for less than 100 products (see list … Continued

An Uptick in Bookings from China

Recently Worldwide Logistics Ltd. (WWL) offices in China have reported an uptick in booking volumes. This increase is evident for both US East Coast and US West Coast bound cargos. Willy Fong, WWL’s managing director in Asia, noted, “a number of our traditional customers who had delayed or cancelled orders are now starting to move … Continued

Airlines Convert Passenger Fleets to Carry Cargo During Coronavirus Pandemic

Airlines are looking for ways to utilize grounded passenger fleets to meet a shortage of cargo capacity.  The ripple effect of COVID-19 has grounded many passenger flights which is causing a global shortage of cargo space. Since passenger aircraft make up a large share of cargo capacity, there is a serious shortage in space, causing … Continued

Coronavirus Update: Carriers Cancel Sailings

The coronavirus has significantly affected supply chain management and cargo volumes. With many factories still closed, truckers still under quarantine and road travel restricted, ocean carriers have cancelled roughly 35 sailings. All regional government bodies are strictly controlling factory work. Currently only 50% of the factories resumed work in February. “The rest may return to some level of normalcy … Continued