Elizabeth Lowe

Elizabeth Lowe

Venable LLP

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Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does...more

3/10/2014 - BIS Copyright Cybersecurity Export Controls Exports Facebook FDA Federal Contractors Food Safety GINA Iran Iran Sanctions NDAA Nutrition Facts Labels Privacy Laws Small Business Trade Secrets

Keeping It Clean: FDA Proposes New Food Transportation Rule

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will publish the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Proposed Rule after hosting a series of public meetings. This proposed rule will be the...more

2/28/2014 - FDA Food Safety FSMA Trucking Industry

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short...more

10/4/2013 - Banks Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Executive Compensation Financial Regulatory Reform NIST Pay Ratio SCORE Act SEC Security Clearance Short Sales Social Media Transparency User-Generated Content

Foreign NVOCCs Must Renew Registration with FMC by October 17

The Federal Maritime Commission issued a new rule earlier this year that, effective July 19, registered, foreign-based NVOCCs may take advantage of Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs), in lieu of published rates in their...more

9/11/2013 - Exemptions Federal Maritime Commission Negotiated Rate Agreements NVOCCs Registration Shipping

FMC Publishes Proposed OTI Rules, Seeks Public Comment

On May 31, 2013, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule regarding Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 32,946 (Federal Maritime Commission...more

6/5/2013 - Federal Maritime Commission Licenses NVOCCs Ocean Transportation System Proposed Regulation Public Comment

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our...more

5/21/2013 - Cybersecurity Energy Efficiency EPA JOBS Act NIST Permits Public Disclosure Regulation FD SEC Social Media Vessels

FMC Approves Proposed Rewrite of OTI Regulations

Today, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted 3-2 to move forward with reforming the Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) rules, regulating U.S.- and foreign-based non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC)...more

5/16/2013 - Federal Maritime Commission NVOCCs Ocean Transportation System Proposed Regulation Rulemaking Process TWIC

Federal Maritime Commission Announces New Chairman Cordero

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that Commissioner Mario Cordero will replace Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky as Chairman, effective April 1, 2013. Lidinsky submitted his resignation as Chairman to...more

4/4/2013 - Federal Maritime Commission

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking...more

3/12/2013 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans CFPB Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity FCPA FISMA NIST Non-Compete Agreements SCOTUS Student Loans

U.S. Customs Announces Major Changes in Wake of Sequestration Budget Cuts

With sequestration cuts now in effect, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar issued guidance over the weekend about CBP’s revised operations. Like many other government agencies, CBP will...more

3/5/2013 - C-TPAT Customs and Border Protection Imports Sequestration Spending Cuts

FMC Proposes Permitting Foreign-Based NVOCCs to Use Negotiated Rate Agreements

On February 22, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a proposed rule that would permit foreign-based unlicensed non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) to offer and enter into Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs)...more

2/27/2013 - Federal Maritime Commission Negotiated Rate Agreements NVOCCs U.S. Foreign Commerce

New FMC Commissioner Could Lead to Continuing Reforms of U.S. International Ocean Transportation System

On Tuesday, the United States Senate confirmed William P. Doyle, of Pennsylvania, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2013. Commissioner Doyle joins Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., Michael...more

1/8/2013 - Federal Maritime Commission Ocean Transportation System

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