UK-Australia FTA Should Come into Effect This Year

Apr 06, 2022

A new free trade agreement (FTA) between the United Kingdom and Australia should come into effect this year after both nations committed to passing the necessary legislation.

The deal was signed on December 16th 2021 following an agreement in principle having been made in June, marking Britain's first from scratch since its departure from the European Union.

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Don’t Miss Out…April Trainings are Filling Fast!

Mar 25, 2022

Ready to see what’s on our training schedule for April? Check out the following list for a comprehensive look at what’s coming soon – and be sure to click the course links to learn more!

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Ro/Ro Shipping: The Year Ahead

Mar 02, 2022

ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF (RO/RO) CARRIERS are managing their already tight capacity carefully as they brace for increased automobile production, a welcome signal of pandemic recovery but a challenge when ships are already chock-a-block with cargo.

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​Deeper Relationships, New Facilities: How Companies Sought Out Semiconductor Capacity in Q4

Mar 02, 2022

As semiconductor demand rises for 5G, autos and appliances and immediate relief from shortages appears unlikely, chip makers and their customers are tapping into new strategies to bolster capacity.

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Canada Joins Mexico in Request for USMCA Panel on Automotive "Core Parts" Dispute

Mar 02, 2022

Canada's announcement follows Mexico's request for a panel pursuant to Chapter 31 of the USMCA on January 6, 2021, to resolve the dispute, after trilateral consultations initiated by Mexico on August 20, 2020, failed to reach a resolution.

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Are there Uyghurs in Your Supply Chain?

Mar 02, 2022

Muslim Uyghurs, held in forced labor camps in China, have become front-page news. More recently, reports from human rights organizations reveal that many top American brands are using these labor camps as factories.

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Port of Los Angeles launches cyber resilience center

Mar 02, 2022

The Port of Los Angeles has debuted its Cyber Resilience Center (CRC), a state-of-the-art port community cyber defense solution created to improve the cybersecurity readiness of the Port and enhance its threat-sharing and recovery capabilities among supply chain stakeholders. The CRC was designed through a collaborative process with participating stakeholders and will be operated by International Business Machines (IBM).

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Nissan’s Todd Myers: ‘Supply Chain Must Focus on Collaboration’

Feb 02, 2022

Todd Myers, director, parts logistics for Nissan North America, recently joined the AIAG Supply Chain Steering Committee. Myers has been involved with AIAG in various volunteer capacities for the last 10 years, primarily helping AIAG develop standards related to parts quality. Since 2001, his job experience at Nissan has included body engineering, stamping engineering, parts quality, crisis management, and logistics. In this interview, Myers talks about how the pandemic has permanently impacted and changed the supply chain.

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Imports take ‘dramatically longer’ to reach US as bottlenecks bite

Feb 01, 2022

Planning to import goods from Asia by ocean and sell them in America this summer? Better act fast. The trans-Pacific cargo move can now take over three months. According to multiple sources, average transit times have risen to double pre-COVID levels — and they’re still increasing.

Methodologies and data sources differ, so time estimates vary. But each dataset shows the same trend: With every passing month, more vessels, container equipment and goods inventories are getting waylaid in the Pacific.

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US to close borders to unvaccinated Canadian, Mexican truckers

Feb 01, 2022

The U.S. will close its borders to unvaccinated and partially vaccinated Canadian and Mexican truck drivers on Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday.

“These updated travel requirements reflect the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to protecting public health while safely facilitating the cross-border trade and travel that is critical to our economy,” Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. 

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