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.
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.
18 Jan 2017
Should the US slap punitive tariffs on goods made in China, Beijing would certainly retaliate with measures of its own, heightening the prospects of a trade war.
18 Jan 2017
A trade war between the United States and China will have no winners, the Chinese president told world leaders in Davos.
17 Jan 2017
The incoming administration may provide an opportunity for freight-friendly policies, according to Americans for Modern Transportation, a group that counts Amazon, UPS, and FedEx among its ranks.
16 Jan 2017
There’s still plenty to concern shippers in 2017 when it comes to trucking and intermodal rail.
16 Jan 2017
Brazilian beef producer Minerva Foods is expanding internationally on the back of a US regulatory ruling.
15 Jan 2017
Although there is a last-ditch effort to stop the trucking electronic logging device mandate making its way through the US courts, it will more than likely take effect as scheduled. Here's what shippers and truckers need to know about the new regulation.
13 Jan 2017
A US Commerce Department report published Thursday stressed the benefits of collecting port productivity data.
13 Jan 2017
The China Cosco Shipping Group will receive $26 billion for Belt and Road investments and reforming of state-owned enterprises.
13 Jan 2017
After setback, owner-operators say they will "pull out all the stops" to convince lawmakers, US Supreme Court, to kill the ELD mandate.
12 Jan 2017
US shippers hoping Uncle Sam would shine a light on the metrics that impact the reliability and costs of their containerized supply chains are bound for disappointment.
12 Jan 2017
US Customs and Border Protection has indefinitely postponed the rollout of several more functions of its troubled new electronic filing system.
12 Jan 2017
Sweden’s top port of Gothenburg must invest in deepening its access channel and container berths to remain a leading Nordic hub amid increased competition.
11 Jan 2017
Elaine Chao's measured responses signal shippers and transport providers shouldn’t expect massive infrastructure upgrades soon.
11 Jan 2017
Shippers hoping to tap the small but growing Alaska market may eventually gain new access via an Arctic deep-draft port.
11 Jan 2017
US official says excessive detention of truck drivers by shippers or receivers is an issue best handled by industry, rather than government intervention.
11 Jan 2017
India has kicked off a major investment summit heavily focused on the country's Sagar Mala port modernization program.
10 Jan 2017
FMC's action highlights friction between ocean carriers and lessors over port-wide chassis pool.
10 Jan 2017
The Department of Transportation’s trucking agency ‘consolidates regulatory inventory,’ puts focus on finishing, implementing existing rules as new administration takes charge.
10 Jan 2017
Mexico’s top two container ports have ambitions of being alternatives for US-bound imports.
10 Jan 2017
India has established a company to oversee its Sagar Mala port-led development program and announced 12 more port projects.