Footwear importers are mounting an all-out effort to convince Congress and the Obama administration that disproportionately large duties on their products are punishing both retailers and American consumers.
United States Trade Policy
11 Mar 2013
Import cargo volume at the U.S.’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 2.3 percent in March compared with the same month last year, despite federal spending cuts that could slow down cargo processing...
07 Mar 2013
In his annual State of the State address, Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott emphasized the need for strategic infrastructure investments and announced his budget recommendation of $288 million in seaport improvements this year.
05 Mar 2013
The Association of American Railroads has rejected the National Industrial Transportation League’s proposal on mandatory switching, saying that it would harm all rail network users.
05 Mar 2013
The U.S. Council for International Business has named Robert J. Mulligan as senior vice president for policy and government affairs.
26 Feb 2013
The U.S. Lumber Coalition is concerned by British Columbia’s recent log export policy changes, particularly a 20 percent increase in the “fee in lieu of domestic manufacturing” applied to many log exports that will take effect on...
26 Feb 2013
The Federal Maritime Commission has issued a proposed rule that would require foreign-based unlicensed non-vessel-operating common carriers to register with the commission and...
15 Feb 2013
The Florida Department of Transportation has implemented administrative rule changes to reduce the regulatory burdens on trucks, according to the state’s Gov. Richard Lynn Scott.
14 Feb 2013
The National Watermelon Promotion Board has recommended the elimination of the Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan importer membership condition that requires importers to...
13 Feb 2013
President Obama said the right things about investing in transportation infrastructure and removing trade barriers with Asia and Europe during his State of the Union address Tuesday.
01 Feb 2013
William P. Doyle, who was nominated by President Obama to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner, was recently ceremonially sworn in at the Federal Maritime Commission, following his official swear-in on Jan. 10.
23 Jan 2013
Port Everglades in Florida was ranked as the top exporting foreign trade zone in the U.S. for warehousing and distribution activity in 2011, according to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s 73rd annual report to Congress released this month.