Heads Up! Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act - CBP Issues Advanced Notice of Known Importer Letters

May 04, 2022

 

Signed into law by President Biden in December 2021, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA, or “the Act”) establishes a rebuttable presumption that all goods manufactured (in whole or in part) in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are the product of forced labor, and not permitted entry into the United States. This rebuttable presumption will go into effect on June 21, 2022.

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Don’t miss out…get 20% off registration for May and June sessions of our USMCA Content Reporting course!

May 04, 2022

As one of the industries most substantially impacted by dramatic rule changes when USMCA replaced NAFTA in July 2020, many automotive companies are still working to gain a full understanding of the trade agreement’s new and enhanced requirements.

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New to the AIAG Store – Updated M-17: Guidelines for an Automotive Supply Chain Management Agreement

Apr 29, 2022

Developed jointly by AIAG and Odette, the revised M-17 publication contains operational guidelines for the development of an Automotive Supply Chain Management Agreement (ASCMA) to be used between parties in the global automotive industry.

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ECG Says War Against Ukraine Dramatically Increases Risk to Vehicle Logistics

Apr 07, 2022

Mike Sturgeon, executive director of ECG – The Association of European Vehicle Logistics, says that the combination of the ongoing war in Ukraine — coupled with the semi-conductor and other part shortages, exploding fuel prices, and inflation — are bringing automotive production to a stop in many places around the world.

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AIAG Spotlights Supply Chain Security Challenges and Solutions at Mexico Supplier Day

Apr 06, 2022

AIAG recently participated in the Mexico Supplier Day in Puebla, Mexico, giving a presentation on AIAG’s Supply Chain Security Program, which addresses not only CTPAT, but also Mexico’s OEA program and others. Hosted by CANACINTRA Puebla y CLAUZ Automotriz Puebla on March 24, 2022, the event brings together OEMs and auto parts suppliers as well as representatives from the metalworking and plastic sectors. The purpose is to generate collaborations and networking opportunities between the participating companies. 

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New Forced Labor/Human Rights Webpage Now Available!

Apr 06, 2022

As our industry continues to evolve and expand, it’s become more critical than ever for companies to establish comprehensive human rights due diligence. Along with a growing, global demand to uncover all human rights abuses within the supply chain, recent and emerging legislation in both the U.S. and EU has also increased – further emphasizing the necessity of identifying and addressing these violations.

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A Brief Review of Proposed Rulemaking: The Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Apr 06, 2022

On 10 August 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Proposed Revision to the 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking functions as a revision to the regulations for the model years (MY) 2023-2026, which the Trump Administration’s Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicle Rules established for Model Years 2021-2026. As with the previous rulemaking, the EPA welcomed comments from relevant industries and organizations. The comment period for the Proposed Rule lasted until 27 September 2021 and included a virtual public hearing held on 25 August 2021. The EPA is expected to announce a final rule by the end of 2021.

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UK-Australia FTA Should Come into Effect This Year

Apr 06, 2022

A new free trade agreement (FTA) between the United Kingdom and Australia should come into effect this year after both nations committed to passing the necessary legislation.

The deal was signed on December 16th 2021 following an agreement in principle having been made in June, marking Britain's first from scratch since its departure from the European Union.

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Don’t Miss Out…April Trainings are Filling Fast!

Mar 25, 2022

Ready to see what’s on our training schedule for April? Check out the following list for a comprehensive look at what’s coming soon – and be sure to click the course links to learn more!

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Ro/Ro Shipping: The Year Ahead

Mar 02, 2022

ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF (RO/RO) CARRIERS are managing their already tight capacity carefully as they brace for increased automobile production, a welcome signal of pandemic recovery but a challenge when ships are already chock-a-block with cargo.

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