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Implementation of the SOLAS VGM requirements

June 1, 2016

On May 20, 2016, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted a Circular on the implementation of the SOLAS VGM requirements. The Circular urges Administrations and port state control authorities t... View Full Post

CBP delays mandatory ACE filing deadline

February 10, 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced yesterday that it would drop its Feb. 28 deadline for filing most import entries and associated entry summaries through its Automated Commercial Envi... View Full Post

Broker Known Import Program

January 29, 2016

On May 13, 2015, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a CSMS message announcing the beginning of the Broker Known Importer Program (BKIP). This voluntary compliance review program allows cust... View Full Post

Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in U.S. Congress

October 6, 2015

Twelve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.... View Full Post

China releases hazchem guidance and mandatory classifications

September 4, 2015

China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) issued guidance on its hazardous chemicals catalogue, together with mandatory classifications for all chemicals listed, on 2 September. Industry ... View Full Post