Regulation & Policy

Regulation & Policy

The global regulatory environment surrounding international trade has never been more difficult — and risky — to manage. From international trade law to customs regulations, trade compliance has risen to the top of the priority list among global importers and exporters. In the age of free trade agreements that link different customs and cultures, the challenges will only mount in the years ahead.

News & Analysis

21 Sep 2020
Lawyers representing ocean carriers, OCEMA, and CCM have asked the FMC to dismiss ATA’s complaint into chassis, arguing the regulatory body lacks jurisdiction and only cargo owners can bring such a case.
22 Feb 2017
APM Terminals has nearly tripled the previously announced upgrades at its terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
22 Feb 2017
“Studies estimate that the TFA will cut the average cost of exporting by some 14 percent."
22 Feb 2017
The latest action underscores how aggressively the government is pushing to increase direct port delivery shipments.
21 Feb 2017
Eimskip said it has 15 working days to reply to the preliminary objection.
17 Feb 2017
More than 60 trucking groups joined to ask the new US transportation secretary to immediately rescind a key rule in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability, or CSA, initiative.
16 Feb 2017
China reports solid January export growth to its biggest trading partners.
16 Feb 2017
There is some contention over how much support the rollback has among shippers.
16 Feb 2017
A senior source close the matter told JOC.com that the government of Hong Kong had made its concerns known over such changes to Beijing.
16 Feb 2017
India’s leading transportation and logistics companies booked healthy results in the third fiscal quarter compared with the second.
15 Feb 2017
Strong trade compliance protocols and abilities are critical to success in e-commerce.
14 Feb 2017
Members of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism account for over 54 percent, by value, of what is imported into the United States.
14 Feb 2017
The plan follows an agreement between the Dubai-based company and Senegal in October 2015.
10 Feb 2017
Very little is known about Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
09 Feb 2017
Loaded container imports will increase substantially year-over-year in the first half.
09 Feb 2017
The court ruled that the port must address several environmental issues before it can proceed.
08 Feb 2017
China's tariffs on US DDGs is killing exports of this important containerized commodity.
08 Feb 2017
“I’m concerned about regulations, but is the economy generating freight — that is the big question.”
08 Feb 2017
Maersk Line will avoid a fine of $12 million.
08 Feb 2017
The US Surface Transportation Board, the top rail regulatory agency, proposed a new rule in July that would permit so-called reciprocal switching. Now, however, the proposed rule might be derailed even before it leaves the station.
07 Feb 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey has spent billions in preparation for larger ships.
07 Feb 2017
The government of India has turned down pleas from shipper and trade groups not to impose a new import tax.
06 Feb 2017
The cash-strapped government is determined to press ahead with the deal despite heavy public opposition.
05 Feb 2017
The new Indian import services tax on prepaid freight shipments is creating problems and needs clarification, FIATA says.
04 Feb 2017
3PLs are confident that demand for their expertise and services will be strong, regardless of the policy directions the new US administration pursues.
03 Feb 2017
Plans for the facility at El Hamdania were drawn up in December.
03 Feb 2017
Beneficial cargo owners got a taste of what to expect back in 2012.
03 Feb 2017
The fines were smaller than expected.
02 Feb 2017
Shippers and intermediaries could deflect tens of millions of dollars of detention and demurrage fees.
02 Feb 2017
A unified customs clearance system along the New Silk Road from China to Europe can address the major pain points on the route, a World Economic Forum director believes.
01 Feb 2017
With logistics services contracted and paid outside of India within the purview of the tax, there’s widespread confusion about how this could be applied to complex international supply chains.
31 Jan 2017
Rising anti-trade rhetoric from the Trump administration has US East and Gulf Coast ports fearing they won't get money needed for dredging efforts.
31 Jan 2017
Rattled by the prospect of higher truck rates, shippers are looking at new negotiating strategies to protect savings.
31 Jan 2017
Customs and Border Protection proposed on Jan. 18 to revise almost 30 interpretative rulings on the Jones Act.
30 Jan 2017
Widening 'Bayport flare' is project's final step.
30 Jan 2017
President Trump's move raises questions about whether other rules might also be delayed or entirely derailed.