Last Chance — We Need You to Support Renewal of GSP

When Congress returns to Washington, DC on September 20, TGA and many other organizations will launch a huge push for renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. As part of those efforts, TGA urges your company to join hundreds of other organizations in signing a letter calling on Congress to renew GSP immediately. GSP expired […]

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TGA Supports Bipartisan Shipping Reform Legislation

On September 14, TGA and TGA members joined over 150 other organizations in urging Congress to approve the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (H.R. 4996). The bipartisan bill would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish/enforce rules that would prevent the next shipping crisis, including minimum service requirements for carriers, as well as rules […]

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We Need You to Support TGA-endorsed Bill and Send Letters to Biden/Congress on Shipping Crisis

We need you to sign a letter supporting the TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (H.R. 4996), which would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for ocean carriers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees, rules that would help prevent […]

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TGA Calls for Action Now to End Shipping Crisis As TGA-Supported Legislation Gains Momentum

The TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (H.R. 4996) continues to gain momentum with now 10 bipartisan co-sponsors. The bill would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for ocean carriers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees — rules […]

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Endorsed Bipartisan Legislation Would Prevent the Next Shipping Crisis, TGA Calls for Action Now to End Current Shipping Crisis

On August 10, the TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) was introduced in Congress. The bipartisan bill would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for shippers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees. If approved by Congress, the legislation […]

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Supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Passes Senate

On August 10, by a vote of 69-30, the Senate approved the TGA-supported bipartisan infrastructure package (#BIF), which will make critical long-term investments in the nation’s port and transportation infrastructure.

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TGA-Supported Infrastructure Package Moves Forward

This week, the Senate will approve the TGA-supported bi-partisan infrastructure package, which will make critical investments in port, rail, and road infrastructure. While we need to make these long-term investments, TGA continues to call on the Biden administration to address the current shipping crisis now!

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Company Files Complaint Against Ocean Carriers for Collusion/Price Manipulation/Breach of Contract — Provide TGA Examples to Support Complaint

On August 3, household furnishings manufacturer MCS Holdings filed a complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) alleging ocean carriers COSCO and MSC colluded to breach contracts and manipulate prices. TGA plans to support the complaint, but we need examples from you to do so. Not only for COSCO and MSC but for any ocean carrier. We […]

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New TGA-Supported Shipping Reform Legislation Coming Soon

On August 1, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA-3) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) will introduce the bi-partisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (Draft text, Draft summary). The TGA-supported legislation, which TGA helped craft, would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements, breach of contract, excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees, […]

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TGA Victory! U.S./Vietnam Currency Deal Appears to Take Punitive Tariffs Off the Table

On July 19, the United States and Vietnam announced a deal on Vietnam’s currency, seemingly averting the U.S. government’s threat to impose punitive tariffs on U.S. travel goods imports from Vietnam. On July 14, TGA joined 75 industry organizations in opposing a possible move by the Biden administration to impose punitive tariffs on Vietnam under the Office of the U.S. Trade […]

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