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DGX - Dependable Global Express


Dear Valued Customers,


The following is provided for your information:


Holiday Schedule

The following offices will be closed in celebration of their local holiday:


Queen’s Birthday(Brisbane)

October 1


National Day

October 1-3

Hong Kong

National Day

Chung Yeung Festival

October 1

October 17


Health Sports Day

October 8

New Zealand

Labour Day


October 22


Please remember that certain offices are across the International Dateline. The dates above are their dates, not the actual U.S. date.


Rate Changes


The following rate changes apply to origin/destination, respectively:







Fumigation Admin Fee


US to ALL Destinations based on Country Requirements

$10 per shipment



US to ALL Destinations based on Country Requirements

LCL: $250 Minimum per shipment or $37.50 wm, whichever is greater
FCL: $565 Per Container
(includes dray to/from fumigation site)

GRI(General Rate Increase)


US to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and Papua New Guinea

$3w/m , $3 increase in Minimums

BAF(Bunker Adjustment Factor)


US to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and Papua New Guinea

$3w/m , $3 increase in Minimums



Section 301 Tariffs-Additional tariffs for Imports from China to USA


For your ease of reference, we have compiled the lists of tariff numbers impacted by the recently implemented additional Section 301 tariffs assessed on US imports of goods of China origin. It is recommended that you verify if your products fall under any of the additional tariffs. 


List # 1: Implemented on July 6, 2018- Covers 818 USHTS tariff subheadings at 25% tariff, representing approximately $34 billion in imports from China. Products include certain machinery and parts and components, certain vehicles and parts, scientific and electric equipment and various industrial products. 


Tariff exclusions requests must be submitted by October 9, 2018. 


List # 2: Implemented on August 23, 2018- Covers 279 USHTS tariff subheadings at 25% tariff, representing approximately $16 billion in imports from China. Products include certain chemicals, plastics, metal articles, machinery and vehicles. 


Tariff exclusions requests must be submitted by December 18, 2018. 


List# 3: Implemented on September 24, 2018- Covers about 5745 USHTS tariff subheadings at 10% tariff with the rate increasing to 25% on January 1, 2019. This represents approximately $200 billion of annual imports from China. Products include foodstuff, agricultural goods, textiles, wood, chemicals, metals and metal products, rubber, plastics, etc.


A product exclusion process has not been announced as of yet for List 3. 


For complete information on how to file an exclusion request visit here

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season Measures for Shipments to Australia


The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has issued new measures to protect Australian territory from infestation of BMSB.


Breakbulk, Full Container Load (FCL) and Freight of All Kinds (FAK) containers from high risk countries, including the USA, containing high risk and target risk commodities are required to be fumigated. FAK containers containing at risk cargo are to be treated at the container level.


With the aim of maintaining transit time integrity and minimizing financial impact, DGX will treat all cargo sailing from the USA to Australia at a DAWR approved treatment facility in Los Angeles.


Please visit for detailed information on the new regulations for the 2018-2019 seasons.


The charges for fumigation services for shipments in FAK containers are:


USD $37.50 w/m, Minimum $250.00

USD $10.00 Fumigation Admin Fee


Please contact your local DGX office should you have any questions.



Permeable Wrap for Less-than-Container Load (LCL)  shipments to Australia

We wish to inform you that all shipments undergoing fumigation, including BMSB treatment, cannot be wrapped in standard plastic shrink wrap. Goods must be packed in permeable wrap including web wrap and/or plastic that has sufficient holes to allow the fumigant to penetrate. 


Shipments improperly packed for treatment will not be fumigated until properly re-packed and will incur additional costs. 


LCL shipments to Australia must meet this packing requirement.



Fumigation Requirements for Imports to New Zealand/Exports from the USA


Changes to fumigation requirements for Imports to New Zealand from the USA have been released to protect against Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs over the 2018/2019 high risk season.


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has advised these new measures are effective from 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019.


Both new and used vehicles, machinery and equipment/parts are at risk goods and must now be fumigated at origin if loading as LCL or breakbulk. FCLs can (at this stage) still be fumigated upon arrival in NZ.


If you are moving any type of machinery, machinery parts, automotive parts, or equipment but they are new and unused - you MUST state this clearly on your SLI and all documentation to avoid any confusion or fumigation fees.


Please contact your local DGX office should you have any questions.


Please visit the below link for more information on the MPI website -



24 Hour Advance Manifest Rule-GACC


The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) recently released a new regulation on their current 24-hour advance manifest rule. This new requirement is for overseas shippers to provide their organization code or enterprise code (i.e. "USA Shipper provides EIN/CIK/equivalent.”) for any shipment exported into Mainland China. For any shipment imported shipped from China, the destination consignee should also provide its own organization code or enterprise code to GACC timely. Any such information should be provided before ETD of the sailing and any delay in providing this information will result in a customs penalty in China. 


If you are a DGX Customer, we will coordinate ensuring this information is properly filed with Customs in China. We appreciate your understanding with respect to this new requirement. We look forward to working with you to avoid any such China Customs penalties.



Hawaii to International Destinations


When you have a shipment for an international destination moving ocean carriage from Hawaii to Los Angeles prior to export, please be advised that freight must be received at our Honolulu facility on Tuesday by 3:00 P.M. Hawaii time, to be loaded on that week’s vessel headed to Los Angeles.  Should you want us to pick up your shipment, we need to plan it the previous day, so our cutoffs for ordering a pick up on freight destined initially to the US Mainland are Monday by 3:00 P.M.




We would like to share some recent news from our DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express blogs, with the below being a “cut and paste” effort from our website, and Facebook page(s):



Company Happenings


We encourage you to visit our blog at to see our latest updates, progress, helpful hints, and shipping insights. Once there you can access links to our Facebook pages, with some of more noteworthy items being:


New Honolulu Warehouse - We’re building a new warehouse and distribution center in the heart of the industrial district in Honolulu. Visit our page to view the progress of the building project.


Beard for Buck$ - A campaign to help raise money for charity, that will help the homeless in Hawaii. So far we have earmarked over $17,000 for charity, including a donation from a customer for $25.00 a container for their 100 plus container project.  We estimate 7 more months until the completion of our new warehouse! You can see monthly updates regarding the current length of the beard, as we progress.


The 2 charities listed below, will be receiving 100% of all donations:

·       Kahauiki Village

·       The Salvation Army-Hawaiian and Pacific Islands…/beard-f…/c184542


We hope that you join us in this fun, yet charitable cause. #beardforbucks #honolulu #hawaii


Just so you know, for a single donation of $10,000, Brad Dechter, the President of DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, and DGX (Dependable Global Express) is willing to dye his beard purple, one of the official colors of Dependable Supply Chain Services, for a month!

For $25,000 he will dye the beard and his hair, too! It’s all for a great cause, folks!


Should you have additional questions, please contact your local DGX office or representative, or call us at 888-488-4888 or at 310-669-8888.


Thank you for your business - we appreciate it!