International Transportation Regulations

International Transportation Regulations

19 Aug 2014
The findings of a Chinese Ministry of Transport probe into rate filing by container lines and NVOCCs in the China-Japan market are expected to be released shortly. The case is being watched closely by foreign carriers to see whether China applies the same standard to its own carriers as it did to the erstwhile P3 Network.
16 Mar 2014
SHANGHAI — Forwarders in China still can’t deduct freight payments of a value-added tax, even though Chinese officials provided additional guidelines earlier this year.
10 Feb 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway said Friday it will aggressively defend its concession agreement in Mexico but declined to say whether it would pursue legal action against a bill aimed at opening the country up to railroads other than the two existing concession holders.
Estimated Asia-Europe transit times, Yokohama-Rotterdam, via the Northern Sea Route and the Suez Canal
29 Jan 2014
A legally binding rule book for all ships, from container vessels to oil tankers, sailing in Arctic and Antarctic waters, has moved closer after maritime officials agreed on a draft text for a so-called Polar Code.
23 Jan 2014
Russian consumers will find it more difficult to buy foreign goods online if international parcel carriers suspend delive
22 Jan 2014
Gauging whether China will allow the proposed P3 Network is complicated by the opaqueness of Chinese regulatory procedures that often lead to proposals being rejected less on legal grounds and more on the government’s interest in protecting state-owned industries.
Chinese currency
22 Jan 2014
SHANGHAI — China has clarified its new value-added tax on logistics services to allow second-tier forwarders, not just those who sign contracts directly with the carriers, to deduct payments of the tax imposed Aug. 1.
07 Jan 2014
The P3 Network is likely set for smooth regulatory sailing in Europe and the U.S., but it’s unclear what Chinese regulators have in mind for the alliance involving the three largest global container lines.
19 Dec 2013
SHANGHAI — The Chinese government appears to have leveled the playing field for foregin shipping companies and forwarders in terms of its new value-added tax on logistics.
18 Dec 2013
P3 carriers are betting their proposed network if allowed to proceed in the spring as planned won’t draw the ire of European Union antitrust authorities long after deployment.
Two figures meeting in private
13 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON — The Federal Maritime Commission will hold its regulatory summit focused on carrier alliances on Tuesday in Washington with its counterparts from the European Union and China, but the majority of the summit won’t be open to the public.
11 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON — The Chinese government is expected to clarify its position on the valued-added tax on logistics services that has confused shippers and transport providers since it was imposed Aug. 1.