The U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of mattresses from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters from the countries listed below have dumped mattresses in the United States at the following margins:

  • 252.74 percent for Cambodia;
  • 2.61 percent for Indonesia;
  • 42.92 percent for Malaysia;


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced an additional 45 day transition period for compliance with the new marking rules for goods of Hong Kong. The 45 days is in addition to the 45 days announced in the original CSMS message (#43633412).

As a result, effective November 9, 2020, CBP will begin enforcement of the new rule …


CBP is currently working on changes to a regulation that exempts goods from Section 301 China Tariffs when entered under the Section 321 De minimus.

On September 2nd CBP  submitted a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget (0MB), this ruling titled: Excepting Merchandise subject to Section 301 duties from the Customs de Mimimis Exception.   According to


A scarcity of workers at warehouses and transloading operations, coupled with a surge in imports tied to e-commerce, is causing containers to pile up near some US ports and putting pressure on marine terminals due to unreturned chassis. 

The worker scarcity is most sharply felt by facilities that deconsolidate ocean containers before smaller shipments are trucked out. Such operations


On August 6, 2020 the United States announced a 10% tariff on imports of certain aluminum products from Canada.  These tariffs will take effect on August 16, 2020.

In response to these new tariffs, Canada intends to impose ‘dollar-for-dollar’ countermeasures on imports of aluminum and aluminum-containing products from the U.S.

The products subject to these countermeasures will be drawn


Equipment Shortage at CFS Warehouses:
Due to the in-bound capacity being drastically reduced, the equipment shortage is now at its highest at all CFS warehouses with major shipping lines (including Hapag LIoyd, Cosco, Maersk, CMA, Yang Ming, One-Line, and MSC). The situation is made worse with the increase in export flow prior to EID holiday.
Road Conditions: 
It has …