The 2015 List of Boycotting Countries

The annual list of Boycotting Countries has been published by the Dept of Treasury in the Federal Register: Iraq (Embargo) Kuwait Lebanon Libya Qatar Saudi ... Read More

Schedule B and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Updated in the Automated Export System (AES)

Effective immediately, the Schedule B and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) tables in the AES have been updated to accept the changes to the 2016 codes ... Read More

Publication of New and Updated Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Provision of Cuba-Related Insurance

Today, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its Frequently Asked Questions with regard to the provision of Cuba-related insurance ... Read More

Repairs of Cracks and Leaks in New Locks Push Panama Canal Expansion Deadline Back

The visible cracks and leaks that appeared in the new third locks on the Pacific end of the Panama Canal in August during the filling ... Read More

WTO’s Historic Agreement Brings Long-Awaited Changes to the Information Technology Agreement (ITA)

Despite the low expectations for the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ministerial conference in Nairobi, Kenya, the US and WTO members made major progress last week ... Read More

Roanoke Insurance Webinar: New Federal Maritime Commission Rules (FMC) and Safety of Life at Sea (“SOLAS”) Convention

About the Webinar Join us for this concise overview covering new Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) bond regulations as they pertain to ocean transportation intermediaries. The ... Read More

Year-end Moves by Major Ocean Carriers Illustrates Shifts to New Strategies for 2016

2015 was weak in demand growth for ocean carriers, leading to initiatives that will dramatically change the face of the container shipping industry. With the ... Read More

Evaluating Iran’s Long-term Risks and Emerging Opportunities

As the national debate on the arms treaty with Iran continues in this country, Iran, the EU, the UN and the US adopted the Joint ... Read More

New York–New Jersey Container Terminal Implements New Appointment System to Address Major Delays

Heavy volume from larger vessels calling the Port of New York and New Jersey combined with the of the port’s limited infrastructure to support those ... Read More