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​Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Posted November 25, 2020
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November 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday (Office Closed) November 27 - Black Friday (Shopping Holiday ~ Office Closed) If you require immediate assistance during our absence, please visit our website for emergency contact information by clicking Here.. With sincere appreciation we would like to take the opportunity to say "Thank You for your support, trust and the faith you have placed in us." From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving and Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season The J.W. Allen Family

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Hurricane Zeta ~ Operations Update

Posted October 28, 2020
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J.W. Allen & Company Operations Update Hurricane Zeta The state of Louisiana and the New Orleans metro area is anticipating adverse impacts from Hurricane Zeta starting Wednesday October 28th, continuing through the evening hours based on Zeta’s current projected track. Hurricane Zeta has grown in strength overnight and is now a Category 1 hurricane with additional strengthening expected to a Category 2 storm prior to landfall anticipated. Zeta is a fast moving storm and is expected to be out of the area Wednesday evening / early Thursday morning. Landfall is expected on Wednesday afternoon at about 1:00 pm central time…

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Happy 88th Birthday J.W. Allen & Co.

Posted August 10, 2020
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On August 8th, 88 years ago in 1932, J.W. Allen & Company was established in New Orleans, Louisiana with the purpose to serve and assist the growing needs of the transportation industry. "No shipment too big. No shipment too small. The customer is always right!" was the mantra of our founder, Joseph Webster Allen, then, and the spoken values remain true today. We would like to use this opportunity to say a big “thank you!” to all of our valued clients, vendors, and employees for your trust and contributions that have ultimately paved a successful path for our company over…

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Memorial Day Holiday ~ 2020

Posted May 22, 2020
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Our office will be closed on Monday May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Our office will reopen Tuesday morning May 26th at 8:30 a.m. If you require urgent assistance during our absence please visit our website for emergency contact information by clicking Here. To our fallen soldiers, may their bravery, selflessness, and heroism be fondly remembered and honored forever. The J.W. Allen Family "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and…

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J.W. Allen & Company ~ Office Closure ~ Friday April 10, 2020

Posted April 10, 2020
Category Company News
Our office will be closed on Friday April 10 (Good Friday) in observance of the Easter holiday. Our office will re-open on Monday morning April 13 at 8:30 a.m. central time resuming normal business operations. If you require assistance during our closure, please visit our website for emergency contact information by clicking Here.

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Making Hand Sanitizers Available to Americans

Posted April 10, 2020
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FDA plays a critical role in protecting the United States from emerging infectious diseases, such as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. FDA is committed to providing timely guidance to support continuity and response efforts to this pandemic. As part of these efforts, FDA published three guidance’s to help meet the increased demand for hand sanitizers during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, entities that are not currently registered drug manufacturers can register as over-the-counter (OTC) drug manufacturers and make alcohol-based hand sanitizers, pharmacies and registered outsourcing facilities can compound certain alcohol-based…

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​FEMA Blocking Export of Personal Protective Equipment

Posted April 10, 2020
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Scheduled to be published in the April 10, 2020 edition of the Federal Register, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced they will be issuing a temporary rule to allocate certain scarce or threatened materials for domestic use, so that these materials may not be exported from the United States without explicit approval by FEMA. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and FEMA issued a joint statement today discussing the need to block certain items from export. "On Friday, April 3, President Trump issued a "Memorandum on Allocating Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources to Domestic Use" directing…

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Coronavirus Update ~ J.W. Allen & Co. Operations

Posted March 16, 2020
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With the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak being felt globally, we wanted to update you on the actions JW Allen & Co., Inc is taking to ensure business continuity.  We are committed to the health and safety of our employees while continuing to offer the highest level of service to our customers.  Helping our customers maintain a minimally disrupted supply chain through this dynamic global situation is our highest priority.   J.W. Allen & Co., Inc. continues to closely monitor and adhere to the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as federal, state and local health authorities.  We encourage  all our…

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Mardi Gras Holiday

Posted February 24, 2020
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Schedules & Office Closures J. W. Allen & Company Office Schedule Monday, February 24 (Lundi Gras) - Office Closing at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 (Mardi Gras Day) - Office Closed Normal Hours of Operation will resume on Wednesday morning, February 26th. If you require immediate assistance during our absence, please visit our website for emergency contact information by clicking Here. Ports America Terminal Schedule Monday, February 24 - 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Tuesday, February 25 - Gate & Terminal Closed Normal Hours of Operation will resume on Wednesday, February 26th New Orleans Terminal Schedule Monday, February 24…

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J.W. Allen & Co. is Moving!!!

Posted November 6, 2019
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To Our Valued Clients, Vendors and Friends,   Thank You for your business and your continued working relationship with J.W. Allen & Company.  We truly value and appreciate your support.  We wouldn’t be here without you!   We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a change in our business address.  That’s right folks,   J.W. Allen & Company is Moving!   Effective Thursday, November 21, 2019, our new location will be as follows:   J.W. Allen & Company, Inc. 1000 Riverbend Drive, Suite L St. Rose, LA 70087   Please update your records with our new…

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Tariffs on All Remaining Imports from China to Begin Sept. 1

Posted August 1, 2019
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President Trump has announced that beginning Sept. 1 he will impose a 10 percent additional tariff on virtually all of the remaining $300 billion worth of goods imported from China that are not already subject to Section 301 tariffs (List 4 goods). Initial indications are that the 10 percent tariff, which would be in addition to any other applicable tariffs, will be applied on the entire list of 3,805 full and partial subheadings announced in May. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said at that time that this list covers all apparel, footwear, and manufactured textile products, among others,…

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​J.W. Allen Office Closure ~ July 12, 2019

Posted July 11, 2019
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It’s looking like we’re going to be expecting a monsoon on Friday July 12th due to Tropical Storm Barry; as a result, the J.W. Allen & Company office will be closed. All shipments have been processed as far forward as possible in the clearance process, and our staff will be working remotely monitoring communications to ensure all service needs are met! For assistance during our office closure, please visit our website for emergency contact information by clicking Here. We appreciate your support and cooperation as we take these steps to ensure the safety of the J.W. Allen & Company family.…

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India GSP Designation Removal ~ Effective June 04, 2019

Proclamation to Modify the List of Beneficiary Developing Countries Under the Trade Act of 1974 Issued on: May 31, 2019 1. In Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, the President designated India as a beneficiary developing country for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) (19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.). 2. Pursuant to section 502(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the "1974 Act") (19 U.S.C. 2462(d)(1)), the President may withdraw, suspend, or limit the application of the duty-free treatment accorded under the GSP with respect to any beneficiary developing country. In taking any action under…

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Memorial Day Holiday

Posted May 24, 2019
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As we recognize the Memorial Day holiday, we do so with in remembrance of the brave men and women whose sacrifices fuel our freedom. Our office will be closed on Monday May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Our office will reopen Tuesday morning May 28th at 8:30 a.m. If you require urgent assistance during our absence please visit our website for emergency contact information by clicking here .   "Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A veteran does not have that problem." – Ronald Reagan…

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​USTR Proposes Additional Duty Rate on $300 Billion Worth of Chinese Products

Posted May 14, 2019
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a modification to the current Section 301 investigation that looks to add additional 25 percent tariff duties to approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. According to the proposed modification, this new list comprises 3,805 full and partial tariff subheadings and "covers essentially all products not currently covered by action in this investigation." The proposed product list excludes pharmaceuticals, certain pharmaceutical inputs, select medical goods, rare earth materials, and critical minerals. USTR will convene a public hearing on June 17 to discuss this proposed modification. All written comments and…

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​This Morning's Rumor Becomes This Afternoon's Fact

UPDATE: CHINA 301 LIST 3 TARIFF INCREASE TIED TO DATE OF EXPORT; EXCLUSION PROCESS TO BE ISSUED On May 8, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative ("USTR") issued a Notice confirming that Chinese-origin merchandise listed on Section 301, Tranche 3, will be subject to an increased additional tariff rate of 25% ad valorem. Importantly, the change will take effect with respect to goods:   entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time on May 10, 2019, and exported to the U.S. on or after May 10, 2019. Those goods have been subject…

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​Rumors that Trump List Three Escalation to 25% Likely Friday 12:01 AM

Posted May 8, 2019
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In the face of massive uncertainty on the status of the US/China trade negotiations, importers should be aware that the duty rate for List 3 products could go from 10% to 25%, as early as 12:01 AM Friday. Also, a "List 4" may be announced covering the remaining products from China not yet addressed in Lists 1 – 3. A "List 4" process would be similar to the notice and comment process for Lists 1-3. The options available to minimize the List 3 impact would be: 1) pre-clear inbound goods that will arrive by Thursday night (goods must be within…

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​Billy App Receives the NCBFAA's Prestigious Centurion Award

NCBFAA Centurion's (L to R): Mr. Billy App, Ms. Mary Ann Comstock - 2015 Recipient, & Mr. Harold Brauner - 2011 Recipient During its April Conference in San Antonio, Texas, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc., (NCBFAA) honored former NCBFAA Officer and longtime Association supporter, William 'Billy' App, with the NCBFAA Centurion Award. This award recognizes the recipient's outstanding vision, leadership and dedication demonstrated during their affiliation with the NCBFAA on behalf of the international transportation logistics community. Mr. App epitomizes the very spirit of this award, which NCBFAA Past President and Senior Counselor Federico Zuniga…

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​Panama Canal Authority Announces Draft Restrictions Effective April 30, 2019

As a result of dry conditions affecting the projected levels of Gatun Lake, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that, effective April 30, 2019, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.41 meters (44.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW). This is the fifth time this year the canal's administrators have had to impose ever stricter draft limits amid an unprecedented drought. Depending on the actual levels of Gatun Lake at the time, vessels arriving after April 30 with drafts over 13.41 meters (44.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit or may be required…

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Water Resources Development Act signed into Law

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as Title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021) providing for investment in harbor, waterway, flood protection and other water infrastructure improvements throughout the country, was signed into law Tuesday October 23, 2018. The President’s signature ensures a wide variety of port, harbor and waterway projects critical to U.S. economic growth, national security, and U.S. global competitiveness will move forward. WRDA 2018 authorizes at least $9 billion for Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects and Environmental Protection Agency drinking-water and sewer-overflow control programs. The bipartisan leaders of the Transportation…

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U.S. Removes GSP Eligibility for Specific Imports

Posted November 2, 2018
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U.S. importers beware:  A Presidential Proclamation has been published removing some products from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The list of products being removed is country-specific; the list and proclamation as published in the Federal Register can be accessed by clicking here. In citing that some imports from developing beneficiary countries previously exceeded applicable ‘competitive-need’ limitations as outlined under the program the U.S. took action. This change is effective and applicable to all imports entered into the U.S. on or after November 1st, 2018.

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President Trump Signs Opioid Package into Law

On Wednesday October 24, President Donald Trump signed legislation that will require the U.S. Postal Service to transmit advance electronic data to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for international shipments and will strengthen the Transportation Department’s alcohol and drug testing regime for transportation workers. The package, H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, includes Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act provisions that will require USPS to transmit advance electronic data to CBP on at least 70 percent of international mail arriving in the United States by Dec. 31 and on 100 percent of such mail on Dec.…

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IMO’s 2020 Implementation for Sulfur Cap on Fuel Remains Firm

Posted November 2, 2018
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The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) declined to postpone implementation of a cap on sulfur emissions for ships at its meeting this week. The IMO requirement that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020 will reduce the sulfur content permitted in ships’ fuel oil globally to just 0.5 percent or require ships burning fuel with higher sulfur content to be equipped with scrubbers to remove sulfur from ship exhaust. Last week the MEPC also adopted a measure prohibiting vessels without scrubbers from carrying fuel containing more than 0.5 percent sulfur for use on board. This requirement will take…

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NAFTA Re-Branded as Canada Joins Pact With U.S. & Mexico

President Donald Trump is set to sign a successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement that will make modest revisions to a deal he once called a “disaster,” easing uncertainty for companies reliant on tariff-free commerce.   U.S. and Canadian negotiators worked around the clock this weekend to secure an agreement just before a Sunday midnight deadline, allowing leaders from those nations and Mexico to sign the accord by late November. The 24-year-old Nafta will now be superseded by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, covering a region that trades more than $1 trillion annually.   “It is a great…

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Tariff & Trade Update

Posted August 31, 2018
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NAFTA Deal - President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States and Mexico agreed to update some parts of NAFTA, but key trade lawmakers urged the administration to keep Canada in any final deal to revamp the overall accord.   With the U.S.-Mexico bilateral agreement, the Trump administration finishes one of many steps needed to revise the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. The Mexico-U.S. talks centered on new rules for the car industry.   Any final deal to update the current NAFTA agreement will require congressional approval.   During Monday's White House announcement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer…

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