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

18 Jun 2020
Payroll Protection Program loans could keep struggling small trucking companies in business, and prevent a truck capacity crunch shippers fear — if enough carriers apply for them.
03 Nov 2017
The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan that the ports adopted this week is an environmental document that will guide investment decisions by terminal operators and motor carriers in Southern California for the next 20 years.
03 Nov 2017
The specific details of the settlement were not immediately available.
02 Nov 2017
Bangladesh is India’s seventh-largest trading partner by volume.
01 Nov 2017
Double stacking trains is more efficient than single stacking trains and increases the capacity and the economies of scale of each train.
01 Nov 2017
President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the US Export-Import Bank has described the bank as “corporate welfare” that should be abolished.
01 Nov 2017
The World Bank will provide 5.3 billion taka of the funding.
01 Nov 2017
Indian efforts to make it easier to do business in the country paid off Tuesday.
01 Nov 2017
Cosco Shipping is heading for the world's number three container line position, with its rapid expansion boosted by the Chinese government.
31 Oct 2017
Latest Teamsters organizing effort focuses on changing owner-operator model and federal pollution rules governing ports.
31 Oct 2017
“The work stoppage is a major setback for the project.”
30 Oct 2017
China had planned to divert 15 percent of its overall container flows between it and Europe.
28 Oct 2017
Transporters of outsized cargoes now must obtain permits to cross borders and even to move from region to region within countries.
27 Oct 2017
There is quite a difference between the single market and the customs union.
27 Oct 2017
Efforts to bolster coastal shipping to ease port congestion and lower logistics costs gain momentum.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
26 Oct 2017
The corridor is the second-busiest artery in the country.
26 Oct 2017
The project is targeted for completion within 18 months.
25 Oct 2017
US truck tonnage slipped slightly less than 1 percent in September, following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but year-over-year data shows a significant long-term increase in freight volumes.
25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
25 Oct 2017
Bharat Mala supplements the much publicized Sagar Mala program.
24 Oct 2017
The United States is the largest market for Brazilian coffee exports.
23 Oct 2017
Final draft of strict clean air plan to be presented to LA-LB harbor commissions on Nov. 2.
23 Oct 2017
The cost for shipping from Novorossiysk to Istanbul has fallen substantially.
23 Oct 2017
The official said four companies have met pre-selection conditions under the new tender.
22 Oct 2017
US contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and US-flag ocean carriers say Ex-Im Bank is essential if US-based companies are to compete with more than 60 other nations that provide export credit.
20 Oct 2017
Los Angeles-Long Beach market share has eroded steadily since 2002.
19 Oct 2017
YRC Worldwide was hit by two hurricanes and a wave of rising transportation costs in the third quarter, forcing it to lower its projected operating profit for 2017.
19 Oct 2017
Port officials are evaluating the best ways to keep capacity above demand.
18 Oct 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon release the final draft of an update to its historic Clean Air Action Plan.
18 Oct 2017
A sharp break in relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit will be devastating for the trade and business between both parties.
18 Oct 2017
There was no slowing down Chinese containerized exports in September, but the double-digit growth continued to be accompanied by steadily declining freight rates.
17 Oct 2017
After climbing for seven straight weeks, US spot truckload rates stalled last week, but remain higher than usual for early October. DAT Solutions expects spot pricing to keep climbing.
17 Oct 2017
Express couriers each day handle thousands of e-commerce shipments.
16 Oct 2017
The fourth round of talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement are careening toward an inclusive end.
13 Oct 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has again revised upward its outlook for Japan’s container trade in fiscal year 2017.