23 12, 2022

2022 year-end review of import/export and trade compliance developments

By | 2022-12-23T16:46:35+00:00 December 23rd, 2022|Imports, Legislation, Studies and Reports, Supply Chain, Tariffs|

What were the major trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements in the U.S. and around the world? Check out the series of videos posted by global law firm Baker McKenzie. The videos were recorded across three days and feature the firm’s top international trade compliance [...]

29 11, 2022

What caused all the supply chain issues in 2022?

By | 2022-11-29T15:20:46+00:00 November 29th, 2022|Supply Chain|

As the world continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues are causing widespread product shortages in a variety of different industries. Logistics company ZhenHub has published a report that examines notable product shortages in 2022, major factors behind product shortages, and the impact of [...]

1 11, 2022

Truck parking shortage is causing safety and supply chain issues

By | 2022-11-01T14:52:18+00:00 November 1st, 2022|Supply Chain|

A nationwide shortage of available parking for commercial trucks is creating safety issues and negatively affecting the supply chain, according to a statement released by the American Trucking Association (ATA). The ATA’s Law Enforcement Advisory Board (LEAB) sent a letter to all 50 governors and state departments of transportation urging [...]

17 09, 2022

Railroad strike averted after freight railroads and their unions reach a tentative deal

By | 2022-09-17T17:45:08+00:00 September 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|

A tentative deal has been reached between railway unions and management, averting a freight railroad strike that had threatened to cripple US supply chains and push prices higher for many goods. The verbal agreement concluded after about 20 hours of talks between unions representing more than 50,000 engineers and conductors [...]

21 07, 2022

US pledges to strengthen supply chain and end disruptions

By | 2022-07-21T11:41:10+00:00 July 21st, 2022|Supply Chain|

The recent shocks to the global supply chains from pandemics, wars, climate change, and natural disasters have made it clear that more work needs to be done to strengthen supply chains, end the current disruptions, and build resilience for the future. At the recent Supply Chain Ministerial Forum, the US [...]

1 07, 2022

How the war in Ukraine has disrupted trade and logistics and increased shipping costs worldwide

By | 2022-07-01T12:10:47+00:00 July 1st, 2022|Shipping, Studies and Reports|

The war in Ukraine is seriously impacting the trade and logistics of Ukraine and the Black Sea region, according to a new study released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The issues at a glance: Shipping costs are rising Fewer grain shipments over longer distances lead [...]