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on March 7th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

After ratification by Chad, Jordan, Oman, and Rwanda in late February, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has officially ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) following confirmation by over two-thirds of WTO members. The agreement includes measures to quicken the movement of goods during all stages of trade and calls for…

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EU Country of Origin Labeling Member State Initiatives

on February 21st, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) has published a report to provide an overview of the EU’s rules on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), including the process for introducing national COOL requirements. A provision in the EU’s Food Information to Consumers regulation allows member states to enact national-level COOL measures,…

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Trudeau Visits Washington

on February 14th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

On February 13, 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to Washington, D.C. for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. During the meeting both men discussed bilateral issues including border security, trade, energy and the environment, and global security. During the talks, both leaders confirmed the two countries…

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Abe Visits Washington

on February 14th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

On February 10-11, 2017 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Washington, DC and Mar-a-Lago, Florida for his first bilateral summit with President Donald Trump. During the summit, Mr. Trump and Mr. Abe discussed the Japanese and U.S. bilateral relationship, including trade, investment and security ties. A copy of the President…

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Indian Regulatory Compliance FAQs

on February 14th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

On January 23, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions covering information related to regulatory compliance issues. The 22-page document covers topics related to the FSS act of 2006, legislation that established rules and regulations made thereunder by the FBO’s….

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Philippine Biotech Approval

on February 7th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

Monsanto has informed NAEGA that soybean DTxRR2Y (MON 87708 x MON 89788) has received biosafety permit approval for direct use as food, feed or for processing in the Philippines. The permit is valid through January 31, 2022 and is coded 17-001FFP. This is the first GM product approved for use…

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House Testimony on Transportation Infrastructure

on February 7th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

On Wednesday, February 1, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a Full Committee hearing to receive testimony concerning the challenges facing our Nation’s current transportation infrastructure and hear visions for a modern, 21st century transportation infrastructure. Witnesses including executives from FedEx, Cargill, BMW, Vermeer, and AFL-CIO, discussed importance…

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Ballast Water Management

on January 24th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

With the recent ratification by New Zealand, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention on Ballast Water Management (BWM Convention), will be officially implemented beginning in September 2017. Once in force, the convention requires ship-owners to manage their ballast water on every voyage by exchanging or treating it using an approved…

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Commerce Report and Recommendations on Port Competitiveness

on January 24th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce has published a report on port and supply chain best practices as a part of the 21st century U.S. port competitiveness initiative. The report and recommendations are in response to issues raised by industry, including increasing trade volumes, vessel sizes, and supply chain complexity. The…

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BIMCO Terminal Survey

on January 24th, 2017 in News by | No Comments

The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) 2016 Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report is now available. The report uses questionnaire responses to analyze dry bulk terminal performance and offer statistical data to guide future planning. Analysis includes ranking of over 200 terminals world-wide based on overall experience, ease of loading/unloading, mooring…

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