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March 3, 2017


Chile Calls for Trade Summit on March 14

Chile has invited the 12 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a year ago, as well as China and South Korea from Asia to attend a trade summit March 14-15. Colombia, which is a member of the Pacific Alliance,…

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March 3, 2017


Are U.S. Supply Chains Expected to Get a Boost from China?

The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. factories may get a boost from a seemingly unlikely source: China. Rising labor costs at home, saturated local markets, and prospects for new trade barriers may push China’s manufacturers to consider extending their supply…

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March 3, 2017


Business as Usual at U.S. East Coast Ports For Now

This week at the Journal of Commerce's Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference, ILA president Harold Daggett urged members to not engage in any work stoppages. He said that a team of ILA leaders is headed to Washington DC to seek help from Congress…

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March 3, 2017


U.S. Releases Its 2017 Trade Agenda

The White House submitted its annual trade policy agenda to Congress on March 2. Issues highlighted include negotiating trade agreements that are effective for both the U.S. and the world trading system.

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February 24, 2017


AfA Issues Alert on Lithium Battery Compliance

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) issued this alert this week. "It has come to the attention of AfA's Regulatory Compliance Committee that at least one foreign air carrier is refusing to accept shipments containing lithium batteries transiting the United States that…

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February 22, 2017


ILA Warns of Potential East Coast Port Strike

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has called for a shutdown of U.S. East Coast ports beginning February 27, as well as a protest march in Washington DC. The organization is objecting to job losses and hiring practices.

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