Retailers are expected to import 3.3% more merchandise through U.S. ports in May than they did in the same month last year, but imports are on track to taper off in the summer months as merchants continue to take a cautious approach to stocking their shelves, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report. "August and September are expected to be basically flat even though they're supposed to be two of the busiest months of the years," NRF's Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said.

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