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French soap

Michael Ford Industry Insights

France's Digital Tax and Section 301 tariffs: new duties imposed on French exports

In his latest blog, Michael Ford reviews the recent announcement by the USTR to impose an additional 25% worth of duties on 21 specific products from France, including soaps, makeup, and handbags to name a few.

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Black smoke blowing from Maersk Line vessel

BDP Trendwatch

What We're Reading: BDP Trendwatch Week 29

Container volume at major Chinese ports up 3.4% in early July; Worst over for carriers as inactive boxship fleet ducks below 2m teu; European exporters still up against it, but equipment shortages are easing

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Windmill energy offshore

BDP Trendwatch

What We're Reading: BDP Trendwatch Week 28

The US-China rivalry is broadening from trade to everything; EU seeks to impose ETS on shipping by January 2022; Drafting a sustainability agenda during COVID-19

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North American trucking traveling in mountains

Erin Scott Industry Insights Talking Trade

USMCA - Officially in effect

In our latest episode, Michael Ford - VP of Government and Industry Affairs, discusses how years of discussion on the topic of USMCA have culminated with the agreement officially in effect along with new provisions in place that shippers should be aware of.

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EU flag blowing in front of British flag

BDP Trendwatch

What We're Reading: BDP Trendwatch Week 27

US to end 'controlled' defense exports to Hong Kong; After Brexit, trucks set to need taxman’s permission to move; China shipments stuck at India ports show casualties of standoff

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