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On January 23, 2018, Canada and ten other countries agreed on the core elements of a new agreement and concluded negotiations for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The CPTPP... Read more >
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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.
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.
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).
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.
After nearly eight years of negotiation a Pacific Rim free trade deal has been reached, but whether that is a good thing will be the subject of debate in Canada where the federal election cycle is sure to make the... Read more >
The latest round of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks recently kicked off in Atlanta, Ga., as the 12 nations involved seek to bring the sometimes contentious and mostly under-wraps negotiations to an end sooner rather than later.