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Hurricane Irma and business continuity

MIQ Logistics are implementing business continuity planning as Florida prepares for the possible landfall of Hurricane Irma.

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Heavy rains disrupt Mumbai supply chains

Mumbai, the financial and commercial capital of India, may be experiencing its worst deluge since 2005, with heavy rains leaving container port and air freight operations at a standstill. 

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Asia air peak

Act now to safeguard your Asian supply chain

The Asia peak season is expected to be the biggest for years, which will inevitably lead to congestion, delays and rate increases at the ports and airports. You need to act now to protect your supply chain performance.

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China Broadens VAT Exemption for International Freight Forwarding Services

China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued guidance  (Bulletin 42) that extends VAT-exempt treatment to all international freight forwarding services. The new rules went into effect on September 1, 2014.

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China Revises the Recently Implemented Value Added Tax (VAT) Measures

Exempt International Transportation

The China Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) have jointly agreed to exempt international transportation from their recently implemented VAT regulations. The revised tax treatment is retroactive to August 1, 2013 when the nationwide regulations first came into effect. A joint circular (Caishui 2013 No 106) has been issued by the MOF and SAT explaining the exemption.

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New Tax on International Transportation Charges and Services Payable in China

The China Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued a circular (Caishui [2013] No. 37, (“Circular 37”)) on May 24, 2013, announcing the expansion of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Reform Pilot on a nationwide basis.  Certain revisions to the pilot regulations in this nationwide application of the VAT program will result in a 6% VAT charge assessed on transportation charges and freight forwarding services billed and paid in China.

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Hong Kong Port Workers End 40-Day Strike

The Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong port workers accepted on Monday a 9.8% pay rise—ending their strike and averting further disruption at the world’s third-busiest container port.

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Labour chief meets Hong Kong’s striking dockers in bid to end 26-day strike

South China Morning Post 

Matthew Cheung calls their first sit-down constructive, but union is less impressed

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung met dockers for the first time yesterday in an apparent attempt to put an end to their 26-day strike.

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LiKa-Shing’s Port Workers Widen Protests After New Wage Offer

Bloomberg Businessweek

Hundreds of port workers at Li Ka-shing’s Hong Kong terminals surrounded his Cheung Kong Center headquarters in the city’s business district after rejecting pay rise aimed at ending a three-week strike.

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Labor Demonstration at the Hong Kong International Terminals

TheStandard.com

Marchers call for talks over docks face-off

More than 4,000 protesters, including Hongkong International Terminals contracted workers, marched on the Central Government Offices calling on the government to negotiate an end to the 11-day docks strike. The protest came yesterday as Confederation of Trade Unions leader Lee Cheuk-yan urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to press the port operator to negotiate with workers.

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