UFLPA Region Alert Enhancements Set to Deploy March 18th

CSMS# 55505234 – Deploying on March 18, 2023, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Alert Enhancements will require three new validations to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for goods that may be coming into the United States from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.    The validations are as follows:    Postal code

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Welcomed News: West Coast Port Negotiations

It’s a welcome relief to shippers hearing that the US West Coast port negotiations are finally showing signs of a solution as the contract talks have stretched out month after month. While a final agreement isn’t coming up this week, reports that parties have settled on health benefits have been reached show a massive hurdle

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A Global Community Responds: Turkey Earthquake

A devastating earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing over five thousand people and damaging property and infrastructure. The initial 7.8 magnitude natural disaster was followed by aftershocks that also reached 7.7 on the Richter Scale in a one-two punch, the extent of which we have yet to learn.     “It was determined that

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Lunar New Year 2023: Bring in the Bounty

As Lunar New Year approaches, the logistics industry is feeling the crunch! The demand for transportation services spikes as businesses rush to ensure that their products are ready for the two-week shutdown in observance of the Spring Festival. Companies must act fast and confirm they have the resources necessary to meet this sudden surge in

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Uncertainty in China: COVID Lockdowns

China on Lockdown

After a tragic fire killed ten people in Urumqi, China when lockdown protocols trapped residents in the blaze, protestors are gathering in acts of civil disobedience against the government and their strict lockdown measures. Outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan and Chengdu have resulted in renewed efforts to restrict movement in the country both to curb

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Coppersmith attends WESCCON 2022: Key Takeaways


Executive Vice President Bud Coppersmith, Vice President of Corporate Compliance and Portland Branch Manager Victoria Lane and Director of Operations Tom Scott attended the annual WESCCON conference of west coast customs brokers and freight forwarders in San Diego, California, earlier this month.   WESCCON is an opportunity for logistics companies doing business anywhere along the

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Coppersmith at the National Fireworks Association International Conference

Cheryl Woodyard and Amelia Guajardo from Coppersmith Dallas as well as Andrea King from Coppersmith L.A. will be attending the National Fireworks Association International Conference September 6-10, 2022 Fall NFA Expo in Kingsport, TN. Look for us at the expo. We’d love to chat!

Coppersmith at the World Cargo Alliance Conference


Bobby Shaida and Don Simon will be at the WCA Asia Conference in Pattaya,Thailand – 5-8 September 2022. The WCA Asia Regional Conference will focus on the most effective lead-generating session, One-on-One meetings, and provide constructive networking functions that allow you to establish and strengthen business relationships with fellow partners. Look for us if you’re

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Anchored in the East: East Coast Congestion

East Coast Anchor

As the congestion built up on the West Coast, shippers moved what cargo they could to the East and Gulf ports to avoid the delays. Apart from the increase in inbound cargo headed to the US, our record import numbers since the pandemic started have pushed the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach straight

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Fireworks Supplies Fizzle

Fireworks Supplies Fizzling

Fireworks are an excellent way to celebrate the summertime and measure the congestion across the supply chain. Considering the disruption we’ve consistently experienced in logistics, especially between the United States and China, where lockdowns in Shanghai have delayed shipments coming into the United States, exacerbating the shortages impacting retailers. Fireworks and seasonal items are often

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