When the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force on Feb. 22, it represented the culmination of a three-year effort. The equally difficult task of actual implementation is just starting.
Susan Kohn Ross, International Trade Attorney, Mitchell Silberberrg & Knupp
The most challenging of regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act — the Foreign Supplier Verification Program — takes effect on May 30. Are you ready?
Robert B. Hopkins, managing partner, and Michael C. Brook, associate, Duane Morris LLP Baltimore
A few developing issues could significantly affect enforcement and interpretation of the Jones Act.
No-shows, or 'downfalls' in industry jargon, have been an issue for decades, but as the container industry gets more ambitious about discovering the next big opportunities for cost savings, this issue stands out.
Regardless of how the North American Free Trade Agreement fares under the Trump administration — whether it undergoes a tweaking, is fully renegotiated, or is scrapped outright — Texas and other southern border states will be on the front lines of the fallout.
John Bennett, strategic client service manager, Livingston International
The US International Trade Commission’s imposition of countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber entering the US provides a glimpse of how a trade dispute can vastly complicate life for shippers.
Robert Nathan, CEO, Load Delivered Logistics.
Change doesn’t come easily for the transportation industry, but nevertheless, there are significant shifts happening in 2017.
Colin Barrett, President, Barrett Transportation Consultants
A prudent manager needs to pay attention to contingency plans or risk difficulties that exacerbate whatever problem may occur in a motor carrier shipment.
Gary Ferrulli, President-North America, Unicon Logistics
Government-owned or heavily supported container carriers still exist, and to me that’s the flaw in the industry’s business model.
Mary H. Borrego and Jamie A. Joiner, attorneys, Joiner Law Firm
The uncertainty of North American trade has loomed since Trump railed against NAFTA — calling it the “worst trade deal.”
Mike Meierkort, president of International Freight and Transportation Solutions
Preliminary research suggests much of North America’s trade community remains relatively indifferent to the major changes taking place.
The idea that Maersk Line would partner with a technology accelerator and that CMA CGM would disclose plans to invest in startups takes the container shipping industry into uncharted territory.
Gary Cardenas, president, TOC Logistics International
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