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FDA Food Facility Renewal Registration Begins Oct. 1

By Point To Point on September, 29 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin accepting food facility registration renewals on Oct. 1, 2022, and continue through the end of the calendar year.

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain
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CBP Is Increasing Their User Fees, Oct. 1, 2022

By Point To Point on September, 28 2022

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted notice of an increase in user fees, effective October 1, 2022. According to the agency, this is an effort to help offset rising inflation in the country. Importers will see an increase in their U.S. Customs user fees—minimum and maximum Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF).

Topics: International
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Large Railroad Labor Unions Strike Update

By Point To Point on September, 12 2022

UPDATE (Sept 15, 2022): As of today, it seems like the rail strike threatened earlier this week has been averted through negotiations between labor unions representing the rail industry and federal labor officials. Averitt continues to monitor the situation very closely and will provide any needed updates to our customers as the situation develops.

Topics: International Supply Chain Rail LTL Freight Handling
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Foreign Trade Zones and bonded warehouses: Clearing up misconceptions

By Point To Point on August, 24 2022

For all the variables of international commerce – with its endless combinations of commodities, origins, and destinations – there are still some things all shippers have in common: a desire to streamline the supply chain and reduce freight costs.

Topics: International Regulations
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AudioFormz and Averitt partner to deliver sound with style

By Point To Point on August, 11 2022

 
AudioFormz—an exciting company based in beautiful   Canton, Texas that outfits UTVs, side-by-sides, and golf carts with audio equipment and lighting accessories — has partnered with Averitt to become one of the flagship accounts in Averitt's new Asia Express Service, delivering from China all the way to Dallas, Texas. The power of one provider for a cutting-edge company like AudioFormZ is proving to be an effective and powerful match. 
Topics: International Video Testimonial Case Study LTL
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The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: What to Know

By Point To Point on July, 27 2022

On June 21, 2022, The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) took effect, effectively banning the import of all goods made in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. President Biden signed this law on December 23, 2021, after it overwhelmingly passed both houses of Congress. In addition to giving the government additional tools to enforce U.S. forced labor laws, the new law includes a statutory presumption that all goods from Xinjiang are made with forced labor.

Topics: International Importing Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Import law
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Section 301 Exclusions Being Reinstated?

By Point To Point on March, 28 2022

As the subject line suggests, there has been a recent (March 23, 2022) development out of the office of the US Trade Representative that offers some hope to companies that had previously been subject to exclusions to the Sec. 301 duties against China.

Topics: International Industry News Tariffs
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Cargo Insurance Coverage: The Benefits Outweigh The Risks

By Point To Point on March, 18 2022

On March 1, 2022, the Felicity Ace sank in the Atlantic Ocean. Traveling from Germany to the U.S., the ship was carrying thousands of luxury cars from Volkswagen, including Porsches, Lamborghinis, and Bentleys. According to Reuters, without international cargo insurance coverage the financial losses could equal upwards of $155 million.

Topics: International Supply Chain
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Virco & Averitt: An Enduring Supply Chain Partnership

By Point To Point on March, 14 2022

For over 15 years, the relationship between Averitt and Virco, an American manufacturer and supplier of school furniture and equipment, has continued to thrive and grow. From standard LTL services to dedicated fleet operations, and international forwarding, Averitt helps Virco deliver first-class delivery experience to schools and officeseven through the most challenging of times.

Topics: International Supply Chain Case Study Trucking