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On July 21, TGA testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) at a hearing on the USITC’s investigation into the impact of the China Section 301 tariffs. In its testimony, TGA argued that the 25% punitive China 301 tariffs on U.S. imports of travel goods from China have failed in their goals and have only served to raise costs for American businesses and raise prices for American families. The USITC is expected to publish its report and make recommendations later this year.
John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the administration believes the tariffs imposed during a trade war under former president Donald Trump are not working, but that Biden has yet to settle on a next move. READ MORE
Cargo was finally flowing again through the U.S. port of Oakland on Monday after a blockade by truckers had paralyzed freight traffic over the past week. And agriculture shippers hope there will be no repeat of the blockage. READ MORE
Visa Inc. said earlier this week that its fiscal third quarter profits rose 32% from a year earlier, helped by yet another double-digit rise in the amount of money processed on its credit and debit card network. READ MORE
Travel experts have mixed views on whether now is a good time for tourists to visit European countries that use the euro as currency. Some encourage tourists to take advantage of this opportunity, while others advise against it and recommend holding off until the fall when demand wanes and disruptions at airports ease. READ MORE
When it comes to travel accessories, some of the best ones are quite expensive. In most cases, it makes sense — there’s quite a lot of tech jammed into my noise-canceling earbuds, and it can be hard to find one pair of shorts that can tackle every summer travel activity. But sometimes, you luck out and find that the best travel accessories and the best cheap travel accessories overlap. READ MORE
For years, travelers have turned to Facebook, Twitter and other sites to extract quick refunds and apologies from travel companies. But their tactics have become more sophisticated lately. READ MORE
Investing in a luggage tracker should be a no-brainer: simply leave the little device in your bag, and if (when?) it goes missing, you’ll be able to locate it lickety-split. If you’re getting the gnawing feeling that something’s amiss — a sensation multiple people have reported as summer travel kicks back into high gear — they’re worth every cent. READ MORE
In today’s competitive job market, employers must work hard to keep their top-tier employees from leaving while actively hiring new talent. READ MORE
The pandemic was supposed to impact consumer habits with the force of a giant asteroid. Instead, it may be something closer to a small stone skipping across water and spurring a few ripples. For proof, look no further than Shopify. READ MORE
Missed last week’s issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
- Container Shipping Spot Rates Still Falling: What Will Be the New Normal? (AMERICAN SHIPPER)
- ‘A One-Hour Layover Is Not Enough Anymore’: A Flight Attendant’s Tips on Surviving Travel Now (THE NEW YORK TIMES)
- Don’t No-Show Your Colleagues (TGA)
- Tread a Little Greener with This Environmentally Conscious Travel Gear (THE WASHINGTON POST)
- Over $31 Billion in Trade Is Rail-Landlocked or Stuck at Anchor Off U.S. Coasts (CNBC)