Incoterms 2020 Seminar November 19th 2019

Incoterms® 2020 has been written and will be published later this year.  The ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) does training all over the world and this event will be held in Charleston, SC on November 19, 2019.  Frank Reynolds, the USA representative to the ICC for updating Incoterms for 30+ years, will be doing a seminar in Charleston on November 19.  Frank is the country’s lead expert on this subject and his seminars are very entertaining and thorough.  He is the author of Incoterms For Americans®.  I’ve attached a flyer with the event details.  We hope you can make it to Charleston for this important event for every exporter and importer. For more information, go to https://www.incoterms-for-americans.com/.

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Hurricane Dorian 9/2/19 10AM Update

Happy Labor Day everyone . As of today the governors of FL, GA & SC have ordered mandatory evacuations for the coastal counties. As such, JAX, SAV & CHS offices will be CLOSED on TUES & WED. Given the slow speed of the storm, we may have delayed openings on THURS. Please monitor our website, Twitter (@JohnSJamesCo) and Facebook for more updates.

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Modifications to 301 from 10% to 15%

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of modification of action. SUMMARY: In accordance with the specific direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to modify the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation by increasing the rate of additional duty from 10 to 15 percent for the products of China covered by the $300 billion tariff action published on August 20, 2019. DATES: For products covered by Annex A of the August 20, 2019 notice (84 FR 43304), the rate of additional duty will be

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Day Four – John S James Employee Appreciation Week 2019

Thursday in Atlanta was all about Health and Wellness with a Yogurt Bar and everyone in the office got a massage. In Knoxville the team got busy with some quick shot basketball and an oreo challenge. Charleston enjoyed some outdoor games while cooking out and sporting Hawaiian shirts, but the fun didn’t end there. Jill James our COO and Cornelia Steinart our Director of Foreign-Trade Zone Services joined them for an after hours Pizza get together. Savannah dressed retro century and enjoyed some good old-fashioned dancing. More updates coming up later today on John S James Company’s week of appreciation for our most valuable assets, our employees!!!

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