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E-NAFTA: Canada and Mexico May Be Hot E-Commerce Markets After NAFTA Renegotiation

North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) renegotiations are presently under way with closed-door rounds of negotiation planned for most of 2017. Fortunately, the proposed “Border Adjustment Tax” is off the table and...more

Beyond Care, Custody, and Control: Data Security Best Practices for the Transportation and Logistics Sector

The receipt, storage, and handling of sensitive shipper data occurs, often frequently and in real-time, alongside the flow of goods. Commercial shippers are well aware of the supply chain security risk to the materials and...more

U.S. Customs Seeks Industry Input on Regulatory Reforms

Companies impacted by the operational burden of customs procedures and compliance now have the opportunity to identify areas for regulatory reform. For a limited time, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) is actively...more

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk: Effective Transportation and Logistics Provider Diligence and Management Practices

Every day, supply chain managers and logistics coordinators navigate a world of risk. Those risks include interruption due to delay, the damage, contamination, or loss of goods, customer service failures, and even regulatory...more

InterConnect Newsletter - Summer 2017

The removal of CSA scores from public view may not eliminate the ability for an injured party to sue based on the negligent selection of a motor carrier, but it changes the analysis. The FMCSA still allows public access to...more

InterConnect - Spring 2017

Many, if not most, agreements between sellers of goods and logistics service providers (LSPs) contain a list of metrics that are used to evaluate various aspects of supply chain or provider performance. In theory, these...more

Between the Clouds: Best Practices for Selecting Hosted Solutions in the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Transportation and logistics providers are increasingly adopting cloud technology to bring connectivity and scale to their core operating systems. This trend will continue for the foreseeable future....more

The ZTE Case: U.S. Sanctions and Export Control Laws

The settlement reached by China’s giant telecommunication company, ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) with various U.S. government agencies, including U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Commerce’s...more

InterConnect - Winter 2017

As any mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practitioner knows, one of the keys to a successful transaction is ensuring that all of the moving pieces come together smoothly at the appointed time for closing. Regulatory issues...more

Patent Trolls v. Transportation Companies – Contract Tips to Help Avoid Paying the Toll

Transportation companies have become prime targets for patent infringement lawsuits in recent years. Some mistakenly assume that technology companies are the only companies subject to infringement claims, however, the use of...more

Export Documentation Requirements Change Following EAR/ITAR Amendments

Export control documentation requirements are changing effective November 15, 2016. Specifically, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade...more

11/14/2016  /  BIS , DDTC , EAR , Export Controls , Exporters , Final Rules , ITAR

Hot Pocket: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Highlights Risk of Lithium Batteries During Air Transportation

Air transportation of lithium ion batteries recently garnered significant attention due to events following reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s batteries overheating, catching fire, and even exploding. See Samsung Recalls...more

InterConnect - Fall 2016

In May 2016, the Department of Labor released its long-awaited Final Rule on changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Final Rule—which will take effect in three months—will impact transportation employers...more

InterConnect - Summer 2016

On April 6, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its Final Rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (the Final Rule). These long-awaited regulations were mandated by the Food Safety...more

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