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In regards to the anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders for softwood lumber (SWL), and according to regulations, affected parties need to either opt in or opt out of filing an application for administrative review to the Department of Commerce (DOC).... Read more >
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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.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have hit various roadblocks recently, years after being identified as significant components of the future of the global economy, a fact reflected in recent container volumes.