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

12 Aug 2022
Declines in the producer price indexes for various sectors of trucking reflect falling fuel surcharge revenue and lower rates in new contracts, but don’t point to a large-scale pricing rollback.
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.
20 Sep 2017
Transporters of outsized cargoes now must obtain permits to cross borders and even to move from region to region within countries.
20 Sep 2017
The number of overseas port locations with investment from China’s big three terminal operators has tripled in the past five years.
18 Sep 2017
The reduction slightly jars the confidence of the container shipping industry.
18 Sep 2017
"You just find an export credit agency in another country. When that happens, the supply chain leaves the United States and goes to that other country.”
16 Sep 2017
Codesa runs the ports of Praia Mole and Vitoria.
15 Sep 2017
Global marine terminal operators that have led port privatization in India could unshackle themselves from a long-running and complicated pricing regime.
14 Sep 2017
The European Union is the United Kingdom’s largest trading partner, accounting for almost half of its exports.
13 Sep 2017
The pricing discipline that has worked so effectively in pushing up carrier profits this year is being threatened by a looming rate war.
12 Sep 2017
Port to advance funds to get project started more quickly.
08 Sep 2017
An unexpected surge in imports in July will take some of the steam out of peak-season volumes this autumn.
07 Sep 2017
Chittagong Chamber of Commerce President Mahbubul Alam expressed satisfaction over the government’s moves.
07 Sep 2017
Trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union is significant and will face serious challenges should Brexit see the United Kingdom leaving the EU Customs Union, British ports warn.
06 Sep 2017
The FMC has maintained that the commission has more pressing priorities than clarifying its position on detention and demurrage fees.
A factory in China.
06 Sep 2017
China’s clean-up campaign has shut down tens of thousands of Chinese factories with no end in sight.
05 Sep 2017
Mumbai-headquartered JSW together with expansion-hungry Adani Group had been widely rumored to be the frontrunners for APM Terminal’s speculated divestments.
05 Sep 2017
Rail traffic between Italy and Germany is expected to rise sharply in September, which is not good news with the crucial Alpine route shut down until Oct. 7.
04 Sep 2017
Paranagua is Brazil’s leading port for soy exports.
Electtonic Logging Device (ELD).
28 Aug 2017
Roadside inspectors' group provides a detour around a pre-holiday logistical nightmare by delaying out-of-service enforcement for ELDs.
28 Aug 2017
In terms of exports, the April-to-June index for the food and beverage industry led the pack.
28 Aug 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2016 were able to reduce emissions while handling more volume.
26 Aug 2017
“We need capacity to rise immediately.”
25 Aug 2017
The Brazilian government has established a working group to explore the privatization of dredging operations and set a 90-day deadline.