The United States imported 2.99 million net tons of steel in August, an 8.5 percent month-over-month decline, driven down by lower volumes from Brazil and South Korea from a month prior.
Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., said he will fight the trade deal in the Senate, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hinted the deal could fly in 2017 if controversial language giving corporations the right to challenge a nation's regulations is removed.
The association has called on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to promulgate rules that require importers of low value goods to bear the same data requirements as shippers of goods over the de minimis level.
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Judge John Sherwood of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey moved to recognize receivership proceedings in South Korea for the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.
Datamyne provided American Shipper with statistics illustrating how some non-vessel-operating common carriers pulled U.S. import volume from Hanjin ships prior to August, while others ramped up their use of the financially stricken carrier.
Members of California’s congressional delegation asked the federal government to get involved in the Hanjin insolvency, and Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Hanjin’s stranded ships may have goods needed to keep U.S. assembly lines running.