[DETROIT, Michigan– November [1], 2020]

Cavalry Logistics has been operating as a Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder for over Thirty Years. We are experts in International Trade. Below are a few updates from the industry.

PORT CP announces strategic, multi-year rail agreement with A.P. Moller – MaerskCONGESTION:

News Alert: US, Canada, Mexico border closures extended to Nov. 21:

Free Trade Agreement with Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) expired September 30, 2020:


COVID-19 Commercial Update to Industry Stakeholders, October 23, 2020

Heavy Plate, Inquiry No. NQ-2020-001:

CITT website

Carbon Steel Fasteners-Notice of normal value review:

CBSA website

Trucking continues fighting must-win battles, as pandemic dominates news.

ATRI-Driver shortage is still No.1 issue

ATRI: Driver shortage is still No.1 issue

DONP 2020 IN: Decorative and other non‑structural plywood
Notice of preliminary determinations

Ottawa, October 23, 2020

On October 23, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain decorative and other non‑structural plywood from China.

The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 4412.10.00.00
  • 4412.33.00.20
  • 4412.34.00.00
  • 4412.39.00.22
  • 4412.94.00.00
  • 4412.31.00.00
  • 4412.33.00.30
  • 4412.39.00.10
  • 4412.39.00.23
  • 4412.99.10.00
  • 4412.33.00.10
  • 4412.33.00.90
  • 4412.39.00.21
  • 4412.39.00.90
  • 4412.99.90.10

Note that the tariff classification numbers are for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Provisional duties will now be payable on the subject goods that are released from customs on or after October 23, 2020. Where amounts of dumping and/or subsidy are considered insignificant, the investigations will continue but provisional duties will not be payable.

Additional information about these investigations is contained in a Statement of Reasons, which will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website.

For additional information regarding the application of provisional duties on subject goods imported into Canada, please refer to the contact information page.

Officers’ names and contact information:

  • Telephone:
  • Jody Grantham: 613‑954‑7405
  • Jeffrey Laplante: 613‑954‑7236


FMC examines ocean carrier billing practices

LA–LB taking steps to cut surge-induced congestion

Per the above, delays in LAX/LGB are costing importers thousands in demurrage, depending on what pier they are arriving at.  Containers are recovered by appointment only which are in many cases being cancelled at the time the driver arrives due to appointment cancellation from truck congestion at the ports as well.  

Finally, expectations are that the ocean import market on the TPEB will continue to stay above our ‘usual’ norms until the end of 2020, thus higher costs for most all base rate cargo out of that market.  

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