October 3, 2023
U.S. Congress passed a short-term funding bill measure late Saturday September 30th, 2023, averting the Government shutdown. President Biden signed the legislation within hours before the midnight deadline. This stopgap measure will keep the federal government funded and operating through November 15th, 2023. The legislation punts a potential shutdown until November 17, which includes natural disaster funding.
In the event of a government shutdown, the 438 government agencies will suspend their normal operations. However, “essential” workers will continue to provide vital services, such as those relating to national security or activities to protect life and property.
The trade industry shall continue to prepare for impacts on trade operations for importers, exporters, transportation and logistics companies, customs brokers, and all other parties involved in global trade.
• Please continue to communicate with Crane Teams, Exporters, Importers, Carriers, or related trade parties regarding the updates.
Crane will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as soon as available. Any questions please reach out to Crane Global Trade Compliance: email@example.com
UPDATE 28th September, 2023
The U.S. Congress is currently at an impasse and the US Federal Government may be forced with a shutdown as early as October 1st, 2023.
This could potentially delay import and export clearances of goods by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Government Authorities.
Import activities might be disrupted or delayed:
Export activities might be suspended but continued enforcement:
Crane will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as soon as they are available.
Any questions relating to the potential Government shutdown, please reach out to Crane Global Trade Compliance: firstname.lastname@example.org