Category Archives: Global News

Update: French Port Strike

The ongoing nationwide strikes in France are affecting all ports across the country impacting the shipping companies’ services.  Several containers are currently blocked at the ports, while many shipping companies have cancelled or postponed the berthing of their vessels.

Significant delays and additional charges are therefore to be expected for all shipments to or from French ports.  These events may result in additional costs such as port charges, demurrage, etc.

Unfortunately this situation is expected to continue for several more days and delays will be felt in the weeks to come.

U.S. Taxation of Americans Abroad: A Helpful Guide

If you are a citizen or resident of the United States who lives or works abroad, this comprehensive guide provided by KPMG is designed to help you understand your U.S. income tax obligations.  Please click on the link below- it’s definitely worth reading:

US Taxation of Americans Abroad

Source: KPMG

French Strike Over Pension Reform Causing Shipment Delays

Today is the 12th day of a general transport strike in France. The strike was mounted in protest of the government’s desire to overhaul the country’s pension system and has clogged Paris since most metro lines have closed and few commuter trains are running. It has also disrupted domestic and international train and airline service.

Clients with import and/or export shipments moving through France may experience shipping delays at ports of entry.  The strike has also clogged Paris since most metro lines have closed and few commuter trains are running. It has also disrupted domestic and international train and airline service.

Your RAI team is aware of these delays and ensuring that clients are informed of any potential service disruption.

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