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Apr 27, 2016

Obama’s UK trade ‘threats’ highlight limited post-EU options

President Barack Obama's decision to wade into the debate over whether the U.K. should remain in the European… Read more 

Apr 27, 2016

Time is running out for TTIP

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

Apr 14, 2016

South Korea, Mexico agree to restart free trade discussions

One Pacific nation not involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership is working on a trade agreement of its… Read more 

Apr 12, 2016

In Japan, the Diet deliberates TPP

The long running debate over the implementation of the Trans Pacific Partnership has colored the political landscape of… Read more 

Mar 16, 2016

As SOLAS deadline nears, Canada and others prepare to adapt

While there have been some requests for a later deadline for the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) amendments to… Read more 

Feb 25, 2016

Indonesia continues to mull TPP membership

While 12 countries have already signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and are now in the ratification process,… Read more 

Feb 10, 2016

Exporters push for VGM rule delay

The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) container-weighing rules have shippers rushing to assure compliance by July 1, and U.S.… Read more 

Jan 7, 2016

Shippers ask governments to harmonize VGM guidance

Shippers are urging government to harmonize container weighing guidelines ahead of pending regulations adopted by the International Maritime… Read more 

Jan 7, 2016

Most shippers are unprepared for July’s VGM rules

On July 1, new global regulations will be implemented requiring shippers and forwarders to weigh containers before loading them… Read more 

Nov 18, 2015

The foggy future of the TPP

President Barack Obama's Asian pivot may run into problems rooted in politics.