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.
03 Apr 2017
Electronic logging of truck driver hours will run smack into congestion and delays at ports and rail yards, forcing changes to drayage operations and threatening higher costs.
03 Apr 2017
"Customers change over $50 a container.”
03 Apr 2017
The lower level of increase makes it less likely that shippers will move volumes to Russian rail operators.
31 Mar 2017
“Our goal is to take cargo away from other gateways like LA-Long Beach and New York.”
31 Mar 2017
The original rulemaking announcement, however, did not include the new rule’s effective date.
30 Mar 2017
A Mexican government report alleging a lack of competition among the country’s top three rail operators may be the first test of a new railroad regulatory agency created last year.
30 Mar 2017
HSH Nordbank booked a loss provision of 2 billion euros for loans to its struggling shipping clients.
30 Mar 2017
The EU’s Port Services Regulation has finally come into force.
29 Mar 2017
The new rules underscore a recent trend of greater government scrutiny of the pricing practices of the world’s leading ocean carriers.
28 Mar 2017
Although the 2M Alliance will launch April 1, the HMM agreement will go into effect as soon as March 30.
27 Mar 2017
The fine against each company could reach 9-10 billion rubles ($150-170 million).
27 Mar 2017
The fourth-quarter performance might be a blip, but there are plenty of indicators it isn't.
27 Mar 2017
“We should expect a general development wherein networks will gradually migrate toward designs with fewer but larger hubs.”
27 Mar 2017
The successful bidder will be obliged to invest 180 million euros in the port over seven years.
24 Mar 2017
The same legislation was introduced once before without ever making it out of the Senate.
24 Mar 2017
Japanese authorities have ordered Yusen Logistics Co. to completely suspend its customs clearance operations.
24 Mar 2017
India’s major ports face a fresh threat of labor stoppages.
23 Mar 2017
The Department of Justice declined to say why CEOs of major carriers were served subpoenas March 15 at the biannual Box Club meeting in San Francisco.
23 Mar 2017
The future of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability or CSA program increasingly is in doubt.
23 Mar 2017
China’s container ports got off to a strong start in 2017.
22 Mar 2017
Traffic began to take off in the second half of the year.
22 Mar 2017
The scandal revolved around a federal police investigation that translates to “The Flesh is Weak.”
22 Mar 2017
The decision on the deal, said to be worth around $4 billion, was due on March 27.
22 Mar 2017
Beyond the headline numbers of multi-billion-dollar investments, Belt and Road is an opaque concept.
21 Mar 2017
The Department of Justice is targeting a “gray area” between its authority and that of the Federal Maritime Commission.
20 Mar 2017
US authorities capitalized on a rare window to exercise their power over non-US-based companies.
19 Mar 2017
Despite President Donald Trump’s aversion to multilateral agreements, TFA holds big benefits for US companies.
18 Mar 2017
The TFA contains sweeping provisions for expediting the movement of goods, and for publishing up-to-date data about rules and regulations critical for speeding up trade facilitation.
17 Mar 2017
A "technical error" could cut $112 million from federal funding for truck safety enforcement programs, raising the risk of high-cost accidents.
17 Mar 2017
“Working together in a cartel ... does not fly with the Commission.”
17 Mar 2017
Brazil formerly had an independent port ministry.
16 Mar 2017
“If we get a cut of what they are talking about, it’s going to be devastating.”
16 Mar 2017
FMC Commissioner Daniel Maffei said he was “disappointed” to learn this week that the 2M and Ocean alliances had decided to forgo emergency funds to protect cargo.
16 Mar 2017
India wants to switch from a point-to-point transportation system to a hub-and-spoke model.
15 Mar 2017
JOC’s 17th Annual TPM Conference was bursting with sharp insights on where the industry is headed and on ways to break the cycle of overcapacity, less-than-spectacular service, and unsustainable rates.