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

14 Jan 2021
As author of the Q&A column, Colin Barrett answered detailed and often obscure legal questions on shipping for 48 years, educating generations of shippers.
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.
30 Jan 2017
Michael Khouri has consistently encouraged supply chain stakeholders to seek commercial solutions.
30 Jan 2017
The long-awaited first phase of the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port has begun trial operations.
27 Jan 2017
The advent of the new US administration brings uncertainty and potential disruption to US-Mexico trade.
26 Jan 2017
Indonesia is taking several new measures to improve the economics and efficiency of its maritime logistics sector.
25 Jan 2017
Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are spending millions and implementing process improvements to protect market share.
25 Jan 2017
The project is being funded with a $600 million loan from China.
23 Jan 2017
Private marine terminal operators in Brazil will benefit from two changes likely to become law.
20 Jan 2017
Pending any dramatic shakeup to trade relations, the railway — which operates a north-south network in Mexico and the US Midwest — said that despite recent downturn in intermodal revenue and volume, it remains optimistic about growing cross-border intermodal trade.
20 Jan 2017
Landstar's new logistics center in Laredo will handle more than truckload freight as the company expands its cross-border business.
19 Jan 2017
“India could probably be the only country to deliver nearly double-digit growth in container trade this year."
19 Jan 2017
From a potential battle over detention and demurrage to the easing of truck regulations, shippers and transportation providers need to keep track of major issues.
19 Jan 2017
Chennai Port Trust is seeking approval to build a dry port so it can ease chronic truck congestion and remain competitive.
19 Jan 2017
Nigeria’s ports boss has committed to making 2017 a turning point for the competitiveness of the country’s ports sector.
18 Jan 2017
A sudden double-digit hike in fuel prices is hammering Mexican trucking companies and shippers — but it's not their only problem.
18 Jan 2017
The dispute – over pay, pensions, and working conditions – began in July 2016.