If you import or export product, it is your responsibility as the importer or exporter to properly classify your product. Customs classifications are complex and are used to determine applicable duties, trade statistics, and other government agency requirements. The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) sets out the tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States.

In association with the USDA, CDFA, GO-Biz and CalSTA, the Port of Oakland is hosting a virtual information session on Feb. 24, 2022 at 10 a.m. PT on the new, temporary “pop-up” container yard that will ease congestion and add agricultural export capacity in Oakland.

Shippers, forwarders and truckers can ask operational questions about the yard, which will open on March 1.

The Zoom link for the session is:

On Wednesday, the White House announced that the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will both be expanding operations to 24 hours-7 days a week. Historically, neither port has operated at that level, despite other ports around the world doing so. With the addition of new off-peak night time shifts and weekend hours, it is anticipated that the number of available hours that cargo can move out of docks and onto highways should double; at the same time, congestion during peak day windows should ease.

Tracey Chow

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