OOCL TO CUT CAPACITY

OOCL’s parent company Chairman C.C. Tung announced that based on an expected 20-30% drop in the firm’s container traffic in early 2009, they will slash capacity by 25%. They say it may take 2 to 3 years before the industry sees positive growth. Tung also said that OOCL will not renew 13 or 14 chartered vessel


CLEAN TRUCK FEES PAYABLE IN CALIFORNIA

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will begin collecting Clean Truck Fees on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Clients importing containers into the Ports of Long Beach or Los Angeles, or have containers arriving and in transit through the above mentioned ports via truck will be subject to the Clean Truck Act.

The


CHINA HAS INCREASED TAX REBATES ON TEXTILES AND APPAREL

China has increased tax rebates on textiles and clothing to 15% effective February 3, 2009, in order to boost foreign sales in an environment of weaker global demand.

Importers should check with their suppliers to see how the measures might affect their prices.

Additional information concerning this and other recent developments


AMENDMENTS TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS

Canada’s Minister of Transport has tabled amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act aimed at enhancing the safety and security of Canadians when dangerous goods are imported, handled or transported in Canada.

The proposed amendments would introduce the following amendments:

  • Amend the Emergency Response Assistance Program to strengthen emergency response assistance

BILL C-6 INTRODUCES THE CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT

The government of Canada has tabled Bill C-6, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

Similar to Bill C-52 introduced last August, the purpose of this Act is to protect the public by addressing or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in Canada, including those


LEGISLATION TO IMPLEMENT THE CANADA-EFTA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN TABLED

The government of Canada re-introduced legislation to implement a free trade agreement with the states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA): Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Canada and the EFTA officially signed the free trade agreement on January 26, 2008, and implementing legislation was previously tabled on May


REQUEST FOR TARIFF RELIEF ON POLYESTER FLEECE FABRIC

The Department of Finance has invited views on a request for tariff relief on the following fabric:

  • Weft knit fabrics, of a width exceeding 175 cm, not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, solely of brushed polyester fibres, of a weight exceeding 260 g/m2 but not exceeding 290 g/m2, for use in the

Un déraillement a pris placce sur la voie transcontinentale principale du CP près de Kenora, en Ontario, entre Thunder Bay, en Ontario et Winnipeg, au Manitoba.

À présent, le temps nécessaire pour restaurer la voie demeure inconnu et le CP est en train d’évaluer toutes les voies possible pour le détournement et le déroutement.

Pour le statut de vos expéditions, …

CANADIAN PACIFIC DERAILMENT IN NORTHERN ONTARIO

A derailment has occurred on CP’s transcontinental mainline near Kenora, Ontario between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The estimated time for line restoration is unknown at this time and CP is investigating all available detour and reroute opportunities.

For shipment status, please do not hesitate to contact your Client Representative.

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