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By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 25th, January, 2023

US customs require post code validation for imports from China

To further strengthen the prohibition against the importation of goods made with forced labour, from the 18th March 2023 US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will require importers to report…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 10th, January, 2023

Asia freight market update; January 2023

In China, rising coronavirus infections following the country's relaxation of its zero-COVID policy are contributing to disruption in supply chain operation. (more…)

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 10th, January, 2023

Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach phase out terminal dwell fee

The US West Coast ports are ending their container dwell fee, that threatened to fine cargo owners who didn’t pick up their containers quickly enough, following a 92% decline in…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 10th, January, 2023

2023; Supply chain outlook

It is inevitable that we will continue to see supply-chain disruptions this year, though they should be far less profound than the global turmoil occasioned by the COVID pandemic and…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 9th, January, 2023

Oriental Global Logistics; Nailing the eCommerce supply chain

As the UK moved to COVID lockdowns, shoppers swiftly made the switch online and searches for ‘local’ business websites surged up 42% on 2019 - and while nearly a fifth…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 20th, December, 2022

Asia freight market update; December

Our final Asia freight market report of the year includes the latest news from China, as the country finally relaxes COVID control measures and provides multi-modal situation updates and insights,…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 19th, December, 2022

CDS 2023 exporters deadline extended

Following trade consultations the government has announced that exporters will now have until 30th November 2023 to move across to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is eight months later…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 7th, December, 2022

Managing disruption in the supply chain

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen unprecedented supply chain disruption, with the COVID pandemic triggering a series of issues that degenerated into a full-blown supply chain crisis, that…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 7th, December, 2022

New EU border checks could cause massive cargo delays

Schengen countries are tightening up security at external borders and Imperial College calculate it could result in 30 mile traffic jams at Dover and five hour queues at the Eurotunnel.…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 5th, December, 2022

Europe/USA trade booming

Two years after President Biden resolved to put an end to rancorous trade disputes with Europe, the U.S. has imported more goods from Europe than from China, but the EU…

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