Regulation


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    ‘It’s important to get going’: How fashion is navigating the many complexities of sustainability

    Understanding supply chains is key to regulatory compliance and scaling solutions, executives said at an American Apparel & Footwear Association’s event.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Federal regulators mandate two-person crews for Class I railroads

    Rail industry executives and labor unions have clashed on the issue for the past two years.

    By April 2, 2024
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    The Supply Chain Dive Outlook on 2021

    The early parts of 2021 reveal a continuation of 2020's trends, making it clear the pandemic will affect the supply chain ecosystem long term. 

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    How the SEC climate rule will impact manufacturers’ supply chains

    Even with scope 3 emissions left out of the new rule, contract manufacturers should be prepared to report emissions data as more states adopt disclosure requirements, experts say. 

    By March 12, 2024
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    SEC drops scope 3 emissions from final climate disclosure rule

    The agency scaled back reporting requirements for scope 1 and 2 and will take a phased approach to the new mandates.

    By Lamar Johnson • March 6, 2024
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    Biden administration scrutinizes China’s links to connected vehicle supply chains

    The Commerce Department is exploring whether to regulate transactions with China-linked firms supplying automakers with goods, technology or services for their connected cars.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Family Dollar to pay $41.7M for issues tied to rat-infested warehouse

    The discount retailer pleaded guilty to a one count misdemeanor violation after product contamination at the Arkansas distribution center.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Aerospace players form coalition to strengthen supply chain integrity

    Members, such as Boeing and Airbus, formed the group after a supplier was caught selling unapproved parts.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    FMC releases final rule on detention and demurrage

    The billing practices from the agency establish which parties can receive an invoice and sets a timeframe for issued invoices and disputes.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    FTC probes role of wholesalers, purchasing groups in drug shortages

    The agency issued a request for information scrutinizing “the practices of opaque drug middlemen,” Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan said.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Retail and apparel groups call for secure travel on the Red Sea

    The trade organizations cited rising rates, delays and at least $80 billion in cargo that has been diverted around the region amid attacks. 

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    EU passes law to bolster clean energy supply chains

    The European Commission's Net-Zero Industry Act trails similar actions by U.S. legislators to prop up manufacturing.

    By Lamar Johnson • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Upcoming Indo-Pacific trade deal adds to US supply chain priorities

    Meant to boost collaboration and resiliency, the agreement's member countries will make their picks for key committees in the coming months.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    The critical need for dangerous goods compliance

    Education, resources and regulatory support can help shippers avoid fines and other penalties.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    ADM to expand soybean traceability pilot ahead of EU deforestation regulations

    The grain trader said it completed its first shipments of "verified, fully traceable soybeans" from the U.S. to Europe.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Delivery has a pollution problem. These cities are working to address it.

    A new initiative will help cities test innovative startup and corporate solutions in a bid to curb ballooning emissions, primarily from trucks.

    By Ysabelle Kempe • Jan. 18, 2024
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    Sphera acquires SupplyShift to improve scope 3 tracking capabilities

    The deal comes as companies across the globe are facing increased regulatory pressure to report on their scope 3 emissions and carbon footprint.

    By Zoya Mirza • Jan. 17, 2024
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    FAA steps up oversight of Boeing production in wake of Alaska Airlines incident

    The agency will audit the aircraft maker’s 737-9 Max production line and suppliers like Spirit AeroSystems, which has been plagued by its own quality woes over the last year.

    By , Jan. 12, 2024
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    After Beyond Yoga suppliers stiffed workers, DOL recovers $1.1M in wages, damages

    The athleisure brand agreed to update its vendor code of conduct and establish a monitoring program as part of a compliance agreement with the agency.

    By Zoya Mirza • Jan. 9, 2024
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    GM plans sourcing shift for EV models no longer eligible for tax credit

    The automaker said two minor components were preventing some vehicles from qualifying for a $7,500 purchase incentive.

    By Michael Brady • Jan. 4, 2024
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    Biden administration extends China tariff exclusions — again

    The exemptions spare hundreds of import categories from added duties started under the Trump administration.

    By Jan. 4, 2024
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    US lawmakers back Bangladesh garment workers’ demand for fair wages

    A group of legislators called on the American Apparel & Footwear Association to commit to long-term sourcing relationships and increased purchasing prices.

    By Laurel Deppen • Jan. 4, 2024
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    ‘Mafia-style’: A look at Temu’s latest allegations that Shein has a chokehold on the supply chain

    The ultra-fast fashion company accuses its larger rival of being “a glorified label maker” that bullies suppliers into loyalty.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Amazon’s logistics, delivery services expanded beyond its website in 2023

    The company launched offerings like Supply Chain by Amazon and Amazon Shipping while fine-tuning its fulfillment network.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Rail border crossings reopen at Eagle Pass and El Paso, Texas

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection had shut down the vital trade gateways in the wake of surging immigration activity.

    By Updated Dec. 22, 2023
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    UFCW backs proposed grant program protecting supply chain workers

    The Grocery, Farm, and Food Worker Stabilization Act would help cover “disaster-related costs” for farm, grocery and meatpacking workers.

    By Peyton Bigora • Dec. 14, 2023