Trade

By Patrick Burnson · December 17, 2013
Trade ministers from 12 countries—including the US and Canada—failed to come to agreement at their final meeting in Singapore late last year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2013
Recent developments demonstrate that the World Trade Organization is not such a dysfunctional entity after all.
By Patrick Burnson · October 30, 2013
The much anticipated P3 Network vessel-sharing agreement has been submitted to the Federal Maritime Commission.
By Patrick Burnson · October 17, 2013
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum leaders met in Bali, Indonesia this month to build upon the progress made so far by the World Trade Organization to reduce tariffs in the region’s least developed countries. The promising theme was “Resiliant Asia-Pacific, Engine for Global Growth.”
By Patrick Burnson · October 8, 2013
While the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that imports have not been curtailed by the federal government shutdown, the story for U.S. exporters appears to be another matter
By LM Staff · October 2, 2013
Trade Tech chief executive officer Bryn Heimbeck gave readers a look at Japan’s new advanced filing requirements that come into effect early next year with Part I of his analysis. Here is Part II.
By Patrick Burnson · September 30, 2013
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the Port of Oakland called for much needed improvements in port infrastructure.
By LM Staff · September 18, 2013
Resistence to the Securities and Exchange Commission ruling that requires publicly traded companies to disclose the origins of conflict minerals contained in their products is breaking down rapidly, say compliance experts.
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2013
Four global shipping industry organizations are calling on the International Maritime Organization to approve a “carefully negotiated and crafted compromise” this fall that aims to address the problem of misdeclared cargo container weights
By Patrick Burnson · September 11, 2013
On this day of remembrance and tribute for those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks, logistics professionals may also reflect upon some of the steps taken to prevent a similar event from taking place on our soil again.
By Patrick Burnson · August 26, 2013
While it may seem “counter-intuitive,” California's merchandise export trade with Europe has been up nearly 13% over the latest three months while the state's exports to the Far East declined by 3.2% during the same period. Further complicating this picture is that this occurred despite a 16.9% jump in the value of shipments to China.
By Jeff Berman · August 21, 2013
Coming off of the month of June, which showed fairly flattish global trade growth, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed a spurt in activity in July.
By Patrick Burnson · June 25, 2013
In this exclusive interview, we investigate what makes Box Ships run
By Patrick Burnson · June 13, 2013
A long talked about alternative to the Panama Canal moved one step closer this week
By Patrick Burnson · June 10, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.1 percent in June over the same month last year, reflecting modest growth expectations as retailers head toward the back-to-school and holiday seasons, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates

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