Regulation


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    Xinjiang import ban creates compliance challenges for supply chains

    Companies will need to show any goods linked to the western Chinese region don’t come from a company using forced labor practices.

    By Robert Freedman • June 30, 2022
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    Semiconductor makers urge passage of federal funding bill for domestic manufacturing

    Intel and GlobalFoundries say their U.S. expansion plans rely on Congress passing the legislation.

    By Matthew Thibault • June 29, 2022
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    PIE Program offers companies a win-win-win

    The PIE Program provides a path for companies to manufacture high-quality, low-cost goods.

    June 27, 2022
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    Biden calls for three-month federal gas tax holiday

    Lifting the federal 18-cent tax per gallon of gas and 24-cent tax per gallon of diesel for three months would “give Americans a little extra breathing room,” the White House said.

    By Updated June 22, 2022
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    SEC chair says not all companies will need to disclose emissions

    The agency plans to require climate disclosures only from companies that have publicly committed to curbing scope 3 emissions, said SEC Chair Gary Gensler.

    By Jim Tyson • June 21, 2022
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    Biden just signed a law to lower shipping costs. Will it work?

    The Ocean Shipping Reform Act allows for more enforcement of rising fees. But shippers say the law isn’t a “silver bullet.”

    By , June 16, 2022
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    'Big step forward': Shippers react to passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

    Industry groups praised the bill, which legislators say will reduce shipping costs and promote U.S. exports.

    By David Taube • June 14, 2022
  • STB: Railroads' service recovery plans 'woefully deficient'

    Four Class I railroads could face noncompliance fines of more than $8,000 a day if they fail to correct issues.

    By June 14, 2022
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    'The rip-off is over': Biden urges shipping reform during Port of Los Angeles visit

    The president warned carriers that new regulations could be coming as he called on Congress to pass the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022.

    By , June 10, 2022
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    Stronger rail oversight needed as decaying service threatens food security

    Old industry weaknesses are causing major problems, particularly for shippers who have no competitive alternative.

    By Robb MacKie and John Bode • June 3, 2022
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    Victoria's Secret finances 'historic' settlement with garment workers

    The $8.3 million loan to a factory owner for unpaid severance was a victory for workers "meted out by global supply chains," an advocacy group said.

    By Ben Unglesbee • June 2, 2022
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    Tracker

    How an infant formula plant shutdown unraveled into a national crisis

    A timeline shows how safety issues at a plant in Sturgis, Michigan led to inventory shortfalls nationwide.

    By Updated June 23, 2022
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    Stephen Lyons will be the next US port envoy

    The retired general of the U.S. Transportation Command will replace John Porcari as the officer in charge of easing freight bottlenecks.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Bringing business back home

    UNICOR, a federal program, is helping return manufacturing to the U.S.

    May 23, 2022
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    FMC proposes 6 changes to automated carrier fees

    The FMC seeks public comment on or before June 9 on tariff access fees and co-loading definition.

    By May 17, 2022
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    STB orders 4 railroads to give service updates as congestion disrupts shipper operations

    The board will use the railroads' data over the next six months to assess whether further regulation is warranted.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Shippers push FMC to expand oversight on demurrage, terminal dwell fees

    The National Shipper Advisory Committee wants regulators to have more oversight on intermodal cargo and ensure that costs associated with dwell fees aren't passed along to customers. 

    By , May 4, 2022
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    Indonesia's palm oil export ban takes effect as supply pressures mount

    The world's largest supplier of the popular ingredient widened its restrictions at a time when alternative sources and substitutes face their own challenges.

    By Samantha Oller • April 28, 2022
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    Railroads say higher volumes, labor constraints present obstacles to better service

    Carriers laid out plans to reduce operating inventory and ramp up hiring during an emergency hearing. But executives noted relief is likely months away.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Shippers press regulators to intervene as rail service challenges mount

    At an emergency hearing, shippers warned regulators rail service issues could increase shipping delays and bring new supply shocks.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Indonesia to end palm oil export ban

    The country will resume exports May 23. Prices should see "downward pressure," one analyst said.

    By Samantha Oller • Updated May 20, 2022
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    Rail regulators propose easier path for shippers to get service relief

    Businesses and agricultural producers say missed switches, equipment shortages and major delays have in some cases led to production shutdowns.

    By April 25, 2022
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    US suspends trade ties with Russia, bans oil imports

    Imports from Russia will be subjected to higher tariffs. U.S. steelmakers are among industries bracing for the fallout.

    By Updated April 11, 2022
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    STB poised to decide reciprocal switching rules as shippers, railroads remain at odds

    Shippers want regulation to combat service declines. Railroads say it will cause new headaches and potentially more congestion.

    By March 30, 2022
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    US ramps up sanctions, plans to reduce Europe's energy reliance on Russia

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has complicated businesses' efforts to overcome supply chain disruptions.

    By Jim Tyson , March 25, 2022