Regulation


  • In an aerial view, the Juno Horizon, a Japanese bulk vessel, sails though the cleared Fort McHenry Channel in the Patapsco River on June 11 in Baltimore, Maryland. The federal shipping channel has fully reopened more than two months after the cargo ship Dali hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse and cutting off vessel access to the port.
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    Deep Dive // Baltimore bridge collapse

    The Port of Baltimore is reopened from the bridge collapse. How much cargo will return?

    With wreckage from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse removed, leaders are bullish on the port’s ability to retain customers.

    By June 13, 2024
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    De minimis crackdown: What shippers should know

    The U.S. government is ramping up enforcement on low-cost goods entering the country, suspending brokers like Seko Logistics from a key import program.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Employers should include workers in AI plans, DOL says

    The agency outlined a list of eight “AI Principles for Developers and Employers” last month, following up on a 2023 directive from the White House.

    By Ryan Golden • June 6, 2024
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    Solar industry at odds as ITC nears ruling on First Solar tariff petition

    The petitioners say current Chinese export practices pose a threat to U.S. businesses, while others say the trade case itself is a threat.

    By Diana DiGangi • June 4, 2024
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    High interest rates are stalling manufacturing growth: May PMI

    With the Federal Reserve unlikely to cut rates this summer, manufacturers aren't keen to invest in new orders or capacity.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Bird flu found in beef from US dairy cow as outbreak intensifies

    Seeking to contain and trace the virus, the USDA is working to ensure contaminated meat doesn't enter the food chain.

    By Nathan Owens • May 30, 2024
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    Shein factory employees work 75-hour weeks for low wages: report

    The fast fashion giant responded to the allegations by saying the report doesn't convey "the reality" of the organization.

    By Laurel Deppen • May 17, 2024
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    Q&A

    Regulations could improve ESG in fashion, but Worldly exec says it’s not enough

    James Schaffer said recent mandates that require companies to disclose financial and environmental risks are a bellwether of the industry’s future.

    By Laurel Deppen • May 16, 2024
  • Protesters hold up signs with messages proclaiming "Tariffs are taxes" and "We don't want tariffs" in front of the U.S. Capitol
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    Industry leaders react to tariff hikes on China-made goods

    Industry member associations expressed disappointment on Biden’s decision to expand Section 301 tariffs.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Biden hikes tariffs on China-made EVs, batteries, semiconductors

    The tariffs align with U.S. efforts to get ahead of China in clean energy and advanced technology manufacturing, while also increasing supply chain control.

    By May 14, 2024
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    ReposiTrak adds dairy and egg suppliers to traceability network

    The platform will be used to exchange FDA-required data for tracking products more prone to contamination.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Automakers get more flexibility as US finalizes EV tax credit rules

    Electric vehicle makers have raced to shift their supply chains to qualify for the credit. The latest changes give them more time.

    By Eric Walz • May 9, 2024
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    As drug shortages reach record highs, regulators float next steps

    With many chemo and ADHD drugs stuck in stubborn shortages, several agencies are looking for new solutions to boost supplies.

    By Kelly Bilodeau • May 9, 2024
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    Better Cotton audits farms it previously certified following deforestation investigation

    Watchdog Earthsight called the certifier’s audit “so flawed as to be almost worthless.”

    By Laurel Deppen • May 6, 2024
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    Fastenal boosts supply chain resilience with supplier diversity

    Investors have started to question what supply chains will do if the November elections usher in another era of high import taxes.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 6, 2024
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    How Mexico’s presidential candidates expect to leverage nearshoring

    Modernizing border crossings, improving legal certainty and improving roads and rail networks were among the ideas candidates raised during a presidential debate.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Apple cuts 14 suppliers over conflict minerals

    The company removed smelters or refiners that were not willing to comply with a third-party audit.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 25, 2024
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    Biden’s call to hike China steel tariffs falls short, industry group says

    The Can Manufacturers Institute says the president should do more than triple the average tariff rate of 7.5% under section 301.

    By Maria Rachal • April 23, 2024
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    Food companies aren’t ready to comply with traceability rule, says former FDA official

    Through the new rule, the agency wants to access “receiving records” from supply chain players that verify foods have been received.

    By Chris Casey • April 18, 2024
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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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    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