Exclusion Information Update – Steel and Aluminum Tariff Updates

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be advised of the following updated details regarding the Steel and Aluminum tariff updates on exempt
countries through April 30, 2018:

“Trade Policy Update: March 23, 2018

Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962

BACKGROUND:
On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into
the United States, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862), providing for
additional import duties for steel mill and aluminum articles, effective March 23, 2018. See the Federal Register, 83 FR
11619 and 83 FR 11625, March 15, 2018. On March 22, 2018, the President issued Proclamations on Adjusting Imports
of Steel and Aluminum into the United States.

These duty requirements are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or
after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on March 23, 2018.

COMMODITY:
Steel mill and aluminum articles, as specified in the Presidential Proclamations.

COUNTRIES COVERED BY THE EXEMPTION:
March 23, 2018 through April 30, 2018: All countries of origin except Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South
Korea, Brazil and member countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom).

As of May 1, 2018: All countries of origin.

Please note this is based on the country of origin, not the country of export.”
If there are any questions please feel free to contact your account representative.

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General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective April 15, 2018

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective April 15, 2018.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: April 15, 2018 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 1080 per 20′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1520 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

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Steel and Aluminum Tariff Updates

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be informed of the following update of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on imports to the USA.

On Thursday, March 9, President Trump signed proclamations to apply a 25% tariff to steel and 10% tariff on aluminum
imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Canada and Mexico are currently excluded from these
tariffs pending the NAFTA renegotiation.

The new tariffs will take effect on March 23rd and will be primarily assessed on raw material steel importation.
The tariff will be in addition to the existing duty rate and will apply to goods classified under following HTS Codes:

The “steel articles” are defined at the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 6-digit level as follows:
• 7206.10 – 7216.50 (Iron or Non-Alloy Steel in ingots or other primary forms, semi-finished products, flat-rolled
products, bars and rods, and angels/shapes/sections excluding cold-formed and fold-finished from flat-rolled
products)
• 7216.99 – 7301.10 (Angels/shapes/sections, wire, sheets, and Stainless Steel and other allot steel material)
• 7302.10 (Railway and Tramway track rails)
• 7302.40 – 7302.90 (Railway and Tramway construction material)
• 7304.10 – 7306.90 (Non-Cast Iron Tubes, Pipes, and Hollow Profiles)

The “aluminum articles” are defined at the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 6-digit level as follows:
• 7601 – Unwrought aluminum
• 7604 – Aluminum bars, rods and profiles
• 7605 – Aluminum wire
• 7606 and 7607 – Aluminum plate, sheet, strip and foil (flat rolled products)
• 7616.99.5160 and 7616.99.5170 – Aluminum castings and forgings

For more detailed information, please refer to the following:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-adjusting-imports-steel-united-states/
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-adjusting-imports-aluminum-united-states/

If there are any questions please feel free to contact your account representative.

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Peak Season Surcharge ex North Europe to USA and Canada, effective March 15, 2018

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) effective March 15, 2018.

Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) from North Europe to USA and Canada

Effective Date: March 15, 2018 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all North Europe countries
To all USA and Canada destinations

PSS: USD 150 per 20′ (all types)
USD 200 per 40′ (all types)
USD 200 per 40’HC (all types)

The PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

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General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective March 1, 2018

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective March 1, 2018.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: March 1, 2018 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 1080 per 20′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1520 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

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Airfreight Surcharge Increase from Europe, effective January 22, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Please see the following notice regarding the Airfreight Surcharge from Europe, which will increase effective
January 22, 2018.
Please be informed that, effective January 22nd, 2018, the Airfreight Surcharge out of Europe will increase from
EUR/kg 0,70 to EUR/kg 0,75.
If there are any questions please feel free to reach out to your account representative.

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General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective February 15, 2018

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective February 15, 2018.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: February 15, 2018 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 1080 per 20′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1520 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

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General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective February 1, 2018

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective February 1st, 2018.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: February 1, 2018 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 1080 per 20′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1520 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

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Winter Storm Grayson: Port Conditions – Update Thursday, January 4, 2018

Winter Storm Grayson: Port Conditions – Update

Dear All,

Please see the below notices regarding Charleston, Savannah, Norfolk, New York and New Jersey Ports.

Charleston, SC: Thursday, January 4, 2018 (Source: www.SCPA.com)

SC Port Terminal Status Update #3
Operations at the South Carolina Ports Authority’s Charleston terminals will resume at 1 pm on Thursday, January 4.
Please note that extended container gate hours are planned for Thursday. North Charleston and Wando Welch terminals
will be OPEN until 10 pm, with the last truck in the gate by 9:30 pm. Reefer gate hours are 1 pm until 9 pm.
Breakbulk operations will also resume at 1 pm — all trucks arrived by 5 pm will be worked.

Savannah, GA: Thursday, January 4, 2018 (Source: www.gaports.com)

GPA terminal operations will resume Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.
Opening hours are:
∙ Savannah terminals open at 1 p.m.
∙ Brunswick terminals open at 8 a.m.

Norfolk, VA: (Source: www.portofvirginia.com)

Winter Weather Advisory 2 – 12:00 p.m. – January 3, 2018
As Winter Storm Grayson approaches our region, The Port of Virginia is making preparations to ensure the safety of our
colleagues, partners and assets. We also want to ensure efficient access to your cargo, within the framework of a safe
working environment.

For Port of Virginia terminals, please be advised of the following:
Wednesday, January 3
• Normal gate and operating hours at NIT, PMT, NNMT and the PPCY
• VIG truck gates – 1700 hours portal closure with an 1800 hours stop (early gate closure at VIG)
• All Port of Virginia truck gates will be CLOSED by 1800 hours tonight, Jan. 3
Thursday, January 4
• Truck gates CLOSED at NIT, VIG, PMT, NNMT and the PPCY
• Richmond Marine Terminal CLOSED
• Virginia Inland Port – OPEN, business as usual
• All administrative offices, including the World Trade Center, CLOSED
By midday on Thursday, January 4, we will make a definitive announcement regarding truck gate status at all
Port of Virginia terminals for Friday, January 5.
Truck gates will not re-open before 1300 hours on Friday, January 5.

New York and New Jersey: Thursday, January 4, 2018 (Source: www.panynj.gov)

Snowing at all port facilities with blizzard like conditions (limited visibility) at times. Weather conditions may affect
operations at Port Authority Facilities

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Winter Storm Grayson: Port Conditions

Dear All,

Please see the below notices regarding Charleston and Savannah Ports.

Charleston, SC: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (Source: SCPA.com)

SCPA Terminal Status Update #1
Based on the current weather forecasts, the SCPA terminals in Charleston will cease operations at
1300 today. All trucks must be in line by 1230, as terminal operations will end at 1300.
This is for WWT, NCT and CST. Inland Port Greer will remain open and operate under normal hours.
We will monitor the weather closely, but plan to reopen for operations at 1000 on Thursday January
4th.
We will post updates on the SCPA webpage as condition and status warrant updates.

Savannah, GA: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (Source: Savannahnow.com)
Georgia Ports to close operations ahead of wintry weather
With freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation predicted in Coastal Georgia, the Georgia Ports
Authority will close all terminal operations in Savannah and Brunswick starting at 4 a.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 3 until further notice.
An update on the reopening schedule will be announced no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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