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.
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.
12 Oct 2017
Virginia joins Miami, South Carolina, Port Everglades, Tampa, Jacksonville, Port Manatee, and Savannah in the program.
12 Oct 2017
Shippers have suffered several waves of strikes and slowdowns over the past 14 months.
12 Oct 2017
The low-sulfur fuel rule taking effect in 2020 is likely to usher in “a paradigm change” akin to the introduction of mega-ships.
11 Oct 2017
The world was shocked by British citizens’ decision on June 24, 2016, to withdraw their nation from the European Union.
11 Oct 2017
ExxonMobil said that it expects new fuel formulations will appear in order to meet demand for bunkers with a sulfur content of 0.5 percent.
10 Oct 2017
The NRF said strong consumer demand will result in calendar year 2017 retail sales increasing between 3.2 and 3.8 percent over 2016.
09 Oct 2017
The Trump administration’s 10-day waiver expired Sunday.
06 Oct 2017
Ports must invest more than $100 billion over the next five years to upgrade infrastructure for big ships. Private equity funds ready to step if, if the deals fit their investment strategies.
05 Oct 2017
“The expectation is that the work on the short-term solution will begin later this year.”
05 Oct 2017
Delays at Chittagong are between 10 and 15 days.
04 Oct 2017
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is also inching closer to creating a single portal for truck appointment systems.
03 Oct 2017
Hearing rebuts attacks on law after Puerto Rico hurricane.
02 Oct 2017
A host of issues critical to shippers, brokers and truckers await Robert P. Martinez, President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
02 Oct 2017
China’s trade balance with the rest of the world has deteriorated this decade.
30 Sep 2017
BoxTech contains information on containers moving on one-third of the global fleet. Secretary General Douglas Owen details the vision behind development and potential future uses for the data. 
28 Sep 2017
It is unclear, however, if lifting the Jones Act will immediately aid relief efforts in the US territory or have any consequential impact on the long-debated shipping regulation’s future.
22 Sep 2017
India's customs agency agreed to postpone by a month the enforcement of the use of radio-frequency identification sealing tags for factory-stuffed export shipments.
21 Sep 2017
US Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., suggests a tax on surface freight transportation to meet the nation's huge infrastructure development needs.
21 Sep 2017
The Chinese government has been cracking down on factories with low environmental standards and safeguards since the early 2000s.
20 Sep 2017
It has been nine months since a shipper coalition submitted a petition seeking guidance on the matter.