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U.S. Senate Passes Small Business Loan Extension Bill

U.S. Senate Passes Small Business Loan Extension Bill

The U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, cleared the House-passed bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program.The bill: Extends the PPP loan forgiveness period to include costs incurred over 24 weeks after a loan is issued or through Dec. 31, whichever comes first....
CBP: The Updated CTPAT Security Profile is Now Available

CBP: The Updated CTPAT Security Profile is Now Available

All partners are aware that CTPAT implemented the new Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) in 2020.   The CTPAT security profile was taken offline for several months in order to update the security profile with the new MSC.  The security profile is now back online and open...

CBP Issues Guidance for Section 301 Tranche 4A – $300B

Fourth Round of Product Exclusions from China (9903.88.47) BACKGROUND On May 13, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 28693 announcing the decision to grant the fourth round of certain requested exclusions...
Guidelines for Reopening

Guidelines for Reopening

As South Florida counties become the last in the state to initiate re-opening procedures, we have pored over Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s reopening guidelines document to pull out the best practices and recommendations for logistics companies. Are...
FMC Decision on Demurrage and Detention

FMC Decision on Demurrage and Detention

On April 28, 2020, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) issued its interpretive rules on the reasonableness of carrier and marine terminal operator (MTO) policies and practices when assessing demurrage and detention.  The final rules...

POMTOC (Port of Miami) Updates

NOTICE: POMTOC will be CLOSED on Monday, 5/11/2020 due to extremely low import volumes caused by blanked vessel sailings (COVID-19).Export Receiving Dates:  Export receiving dates will to be altered to correspond with tentative...
Filing Entries of Hand Sanitizers for FDA

Filing Entries of Hand Sanitizers for FDA

CSMS #42590577 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing this update to clarify expectations regarding filing entries of hand sanitizers. FDA has recently become aware that some entries of hand sanitizers have been disclaimed to the FDA, and the full...

May 4 South Florida Port Updates

PortMiami is OPEN today.POMTOC is CLOSED today (PortMiami Operator) due to blank sailings – COVID-19.Seaboard Marine and South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) are OPEN today (PortMiami Operators).Port Everglades is OPEN today.Florida International Terminal...

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