When President Donald Trump announced he would impose steel and aluminum tariffs on all except Canada and Mexico, the media was abuzz regarding the policy implications. What was buried, however, was the fact that it was only the latest salvo by the current US administration questioning the efficacy and relevance of the World Trade Organization.
Building into sales terms language that would oblige a shipper’s customer to pay for transportation if a third-party logistics provider (3PL) does not get the shipper off the hook better than any modifications of a 3PL’s bill of lading would.