eGov/Mil Newsletter: Dec. 15, 2021

December 15, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) Passes U.S. House by Wide Margin
  • Annual Qualification Review of CIP and COR
  • ‘Container Dwell Fee’ To Remain On Pause Until Dec. 20
  • Georgia court issues nationwide injunction to block vaccine mandate for federal contractors
  • USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (14 Dec)
  • USTRANSCOM Non-Peak Season Call (2 Dec)

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Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) Passes U.S. House by Wide Margin

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The IAM-supported Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA), H.R. 4996  which would improve fairness, establish boundaries and set metrics for fees often incurred by the household goods and global shipping community passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 364 to 60. The bipartisan show of support in the House follows  endorsement of the legislation by the Biden Administration.

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Annual Qualification Review of CIP and COR

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USTRANSCOM J9 Update Number 22-0005

 

TSPs must review and update their Certificate of Independent Pricing (CIP) and Certificate of Responsibility (COR) before 17 December. This is mandatory, and failure to update the CIP and COR will disqualify TSPs from 2022 Rate Filing.

 

USTC will NOT provide any other notification to industry on this requirement. Failure to update in a timely manner will result in your disqualification from the program. Please read the entire advisory for all the details.

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Portal Magazine

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In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. 

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‘Container Dwell Fee’ To Remain On Pause Until Dec. 20

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The Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles announced today that consideration of the “Container Dwell Fee” would be held off another week, until Dec. 20.

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Georgia court issues nationwide injunction to block vaccine mandate for federal contractors

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A federal judge in Georgia has blocked the Biden Administration from enforcing its vaccine mandate for federal contractors across the country, siding with several state attorneys general and contractors who said the mandate created an unfair economic burden.

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IAM Country Guides

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IAM’s Country Guides provide customs information for more than 170 countries and territories around the world.

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USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (14 Dec)

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Please see notes and slides from today’s (14 Dec) USTC industry/Services/JPPSO call.   Once again, a fairly quick call.

 

A couple of highlights:

  • DoD will extend transit times; but full details on what that mean will be sent out via advisory shortly.
  • Sounds as if the DoD will be extending wood and packing material surcharge to 31 January; and will continue to assess whether it should be extended further as time gets closer.
  • There are still TSPs who have not submitted their Certificate of Independent Pricing (CIP) and Certificate of Responsibility (COR); those are due by 17 December—in 3 days! Your SCAC will be suspended if not submitted on time.
  • And there are even more TSPs in HHG and NTS, who have yet to complete their NDAA Sec 889 recertification…also due by 17 December; those must be accomplished or your SCAC will be suspended.
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USTRANSCOM Non-Peak Season Call (2 Dec)

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Please see slides and notes from today’s (2 Dec) Non-Peak Season call.  Not much discussed in terms of the slides.  There are however, two items to pay attention to.

 

TSPs are required to re-certify that they are in compliance with Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA.  See advisory 22-0010 and certification form. This is required to be complete by 17 December; and only 30% of HHG TSPs have completed it (and 37% of NTS providers).

 

CIP and COR submissions are also required to be complete by 17 December.

 

Rate filing message will be out next week.  Round 1 of rate filing will begin 16 Jan; Round 2 will begin 13 Feb.