Trade News / International regulatory updates

Posted: Aug 12, 2015

A number of officials have espoused their confidence that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will be completed this year, despite the fact that the latest round of talks ended with negotiators leaving  marathon talks in Hawaii without a completed agreement.

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Posted: May 10, 2016

Japan and the European Union (EU) are getting closer to a free trade agreement. For Britons and the U.K. government, this development is another factor to consider in the looming “Brexit” decision.

Posted: Apr 27, 2016

President Barack Obama’s decision to wade into the debate over whether the U.K. should remain in the European Union touched a nerve with pro-“Brexit” London mayor Boris Johnson. However, the U.S. president’s remarks on a post-EU trade deal between his country and the U.K. have raised concerns over potential “threats.”

Posted: Apr 27, 2016

Time is running out for the U.S. and European Union to complete a trade pact, according to President Barack Obama.

Posted: Apr 14, 2016

One Pacific nation not involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership is working on a trade agreement of its own with one of the pact’s member countries.

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

The long running debate over the implementation of the Trans Pacific Partnership has colored the political landscape of the various countries involved. Now Japan’s national legislative body, the Diet, is having its own debate on the merits and faults of the tree trade agreement.

Posted: Mar 16, 2016

While there have been some requests for a later deadline for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) container weight rules, the organization should not expect such appeals for leniency from Canada.

Posted: Feb 25, 2016

While 12 countries have already signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and are now in the ratification process, one Southeast Asian nation is mulling whether it should join the pact at all.

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) container-weighing rules have shippers rushing to assure compliance by July 1, and U.S. exporters are turning to the Coast Guard for help.

Posted: Jan 7, 2016

Shippers are urging government to harmonize container weighing guidelines ahead of pending regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – a part of the United Nations (UN).

Posted: Jan 7, 2016

On July 1, new global regulations will be implemented requiring shippers and forwarders to weigh containers before loading them onto ships. However, preparing for the new rule has proven problematic.