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

07 Aug 2020
Supply chain disruption and the spread of COVID-19 may have limited carrier ability to add drivers and other employees last month, despite heightened demand.
08 Dec 2017
US import growth is expected to slow in 2018, after an impressive increase in 2017, but the National Retail Federation adds that a recession is not on the horizon.
08 Dec 2017
The upcoming electronic logging device mandate could affect more than truck capacity available to shippers.
08 Dec 2017
Officials say the improved infrastructure under Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project 1 will, among other benefits, help smooth trade with neighboring India, Bhutan, and Nepal.
07 Dec 2017
The electronic lock system's goal is to reduce en route theft, smuggling, and dumping of unwanted goods, but shippers say its cost is high, it will increase port congestion, and is not necessary.
06 Dec 2017
Owner-operators and small carriers opposed to electronic logging are still hoping for a last-minute reprieve.
06 Dec 2017
The Cosco-OOIL deal took another giant step towards becoming the world's largest carrier in total liftings when it received approval for the takeover from the European Commission.
06 Dec 2017
Maersk transports roughly 20 percent of India’s total containerized cargo.
05 Dec 2017
There’s not much confidence that the UK government will meet the deadline.
05 Dec 2017
“Dhaka-based shippers will be able to avoid congestion on highways and in Chittagong port.”
05 Dec 2017
“Unless these problem areas are fixed, it would not be advisable to reduce the time limit of 48 hours.”
04 Dec 2017
Several industries like construction, food or logistics have already warned of an existing shortage of resources.
04 Dec 2017
A $1 billion investment has almost tripled the capacity of the port — an interconnector for the Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Afghanistan regions.
04 Dec 2017
>The pottery, soil, and stone sector led in both imports and exports.
04 Dec 2017
The growth of rail volume on the China-Europe rail routes has been rapid in the past year, but limitations on the trade route are being exposed.
01 Dec 2017
Fruit shippers' longstanding frustration with what they describe as high rates and low service levels could change with the introduction of more competition.
01 Dec 2017
Shippers need to prepare for the impact.
30 Nov 2017
The opening of the Turkmenbashi seaport in Turkmenistan gives shippers interested in using China-Europe rail one more routing option.
30 Nov 2017
“We want to release goods from the ports as fast as possible.”
27 Nov 2017
The rising number of false log violations should be a red flag to shippers as the ELD mandate approaches.
27 Nov 2017
William Doyle to resign from Federal Maritime Commission effective Jan. 3.
27 Nov 2017
The connectivity will facilitate trade between Bangladesh and a landlocked Indian state.
22 Nov 2017
These are the best of times for the global airline industry but look like the worst of times for UK carriers and airports as they sweat over Brexit.
22 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.
21 Nov 2017
Bangladesh has revised it plans for the Payra port.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
20 Nov 2017
Exports to the largest global consumer of wastepaper are in serious trouble.
20 Nov 2017
The violations were centered on the ports of Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Ningbo-Zhoushan.
20 Nov 2017
Many of the logistics providers the JOC surveyed believe their shipper customers are woefully unprepared.
20 Nov 2017
Indian authorities handling the upgrade of the Chabahar port in Iran plan to team up with a local company.
17 Nov 2017
The $85.1 million dredging work will raise the outer bar of the Passur River.
16 Nov 2017
Maersk says it can provide trade finance faster and easier than banks.
16 Nov 2017
Shippers have an opportunity to argue their case against detention and demurrage.
16 Nov 2017
Hutchison Ports is poised to establish itself in the Black Sea.
16 Nov 2017
The inability of mega-ships to enter and leave Hamburg fully loaded is affecting container throughput and could hurt the port's competitiveness.