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... Read More >

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Posted: Jun 10, 2015

The new European Union (EU) Value Added Tax (VAT) regulations that went into effect Jan. 1, 2015, have already led to issues for some small businesses - and with the rules set to expand to a whole new class of products, it's... Read More >

Posted: Apr 2, 2015

The United States has the largest economy in the world, with a gross domestic product (GDP) of an estimated $16.8 trillion. Nipping at the U.S.' heels is China, with a GDP that's valued at $16.7 trillion. The rapidity with which... Read More >

Posted: Jan 14, 2015

With the U.S. and European Union (EU) currently in the midst of free trade talks, a recent move by the union to give member states more authority over the regulation of genetically-modified crops seems aimed at blurring the lines between... Read More >

Posted: Jan 14, 2015

Just over 20 years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) included a stipulation allowing Mexican truckers to make deliveries in the U.S. Now, just after the two-decade anniversary for the ground-breaking legislation, that provision is set go from paper... Read More >

Posted: Dec 19, 2014

As some of the Cold War restrictions placed on trade with Cuba are lifted, ports in the Southeast are already preparing for trade to open up between the U.S. and Havana.  The U.S. and Cuba announced this week that the... Read More >

Posted: Dec 17, 2014

As the Panama Canal improvements come closer to completion, another plan Northwest of the canal is set to become the largest infrastructure project in Latin America, and a new option for shippers looking for quick passage between the Caribbean and... Read More >

Posted: Dec 15, 2014

The world's longest direct link rail journey recently ended after a train from the coastal Chinese city of Yiwu completed a journey to Madrid, Spain that spanned over 8,000 miles.