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United States Fully Re-imposes Iran Sanctions and Expands Designations

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On November 5, 2018, the United States re-imposed all remaining secondary sanctions on Iran that were previously lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This is the final action required to re-impose Iran...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Cartel Snapshot - November 2018

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Overview of Current Cartel Investigations - Although the third quarter of 2018 saw guilty pleas and new indictments in several current Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, 2018 continues a downward trend in...more

K&L Gates LLP

Sea-zing the Day: Preparing for Maritime Issues in the 116th Congress

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After a whirlwind midterm election night, the results are (mostly) in. The Republicans increased their majority in the Senate with wins in Indiana, North Dakota, and Missouri (and are leading in Florida) while losing only...more

Dechert LLP

End of the Road: U.S. Sanctions on Iran Come Back Into Effect

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On November 5, 2018, applicable wind-down periods for certain transactions with Iran ended and the second and final set of U.S. secondary sanctions that had been lifted pursuant to the Iran nuclear deal – the Joint...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Iranian Sanctions Re-imposed as Wind-down Period Ends

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As discussed previously, on May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”)—i.e., the nuclear deal with Iran—and re-impose Iran-related...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Red Notice Newsletter - October 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - DOJ Files Superseding Indictment in Haitian Port Corruption Plot - On October 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a superseding indictment in the District of Massachusetts...more

White & Case LLP

Overview of Chapter 7 (Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation) of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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Chapter 7 of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), "Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation," parallels the "Customs Procedures" Chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in part, while introducing a...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The New United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Raises Canada’s and Mexico’s De Minimis Thresholds, but the Reciprocal...

• The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would increase Mexico’s and Canada’s de minimis thresholds for express shipments to $117 USD and $150 CAD for duty-free entry, respectively, and $50 USD and $40 CAD for...more

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty P.C.

A Bridge too Far for Granholm? Florida Importer Challenges California Three-Tier System

A Florida-based wine importer is hoping to shake up the California three-tier system. If successful, any importer or wholesaler in the U.S. may be permitted to sell directly to California retailers. Earlier this year,...more

Lane Powell PC

IMO — 2020 Restrictions Will Sharply Reduce Sulfur Emissions From All Ships

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted regulations in 2008 that have been incorporated into Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention). The IMO...more

Blank Rome LLP

Mainbrace: October 2018 (No. 3)

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Note from the Vice Chair - Happy fall! As the seasons change, so do the issues confronting the maritime industry...or not. Over the past few years, several topics have consistently remained in the headlines and as a thorn...more

White & Case LLP

Proving force majeure claims: a difficult enterprise

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Two recent English High Court decisions highlight the difficulty in successfully establishing a claim to force majeure. Even if there is no dispute that a force majeure "event" occurred, has it caused the failure to perform?...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Shippers, NVOCCs, Ocean Carriers, And Other Port Players To Be Liable To Port Drayage Drivers Under New California Legislation...

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On September 22, 2018, Bill (SB-1402) was signed into law in California to become effective January 1, 2019. That law will make a “Customer” that engages or uses “a port drayage motor carrier” jointly and severally liable...more

Benesch

InterConnect FLASH! No. 69 - California Lawmakers Drag in Shippers and Their Intermediaries to IC Battlefront

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California Senate Bill No. 1402 (the “Act”) was recently signed into law by Governor Brown, further entrenching motor carriers, brokers and shippers into the on-going California independent contractor (IC) vs. employee...more

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

Maritime and Admiralty Presumptions Concerning Damages Caused by Vessels

How are legal issues handled when maritime vessels cause damage to other property? There are a few presumptions that are considered in every case of vessel damage. With the damage from Hurricane Florence, our attorneys are...more

Holland & Knight LLP

New California Law Exposes Maritime Sector to Liability for Drayage Carriers Who Owe Drivers - Statute Could Hold Ocean Carriers,...

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• According to a California statute set to take effect in January 2019, ocean carriers, marine terminal operators (MTOs) and shippers engaging port drayage motor carriers (PDMCs) that default on obligations to pay employees...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Recent Retailer Direct Shipping Opinion Illustrates Stakes in Upcoming Supreme Court Review

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The recent US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan opinion strikes down a Michigan statue and authorizes out-of-state retailers to sell and ship wine directly to Michigan consumers. Lebamoff Enterprises v....more

McDermott Will & Emery

US Supreme Court to Review State Residency Requirements

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The “final word” may be in sight in a long-running dispute over state residency requirements imposed on applicants for retail alcohol beverage licenses as well as more fundamental questions about state powers under the 21st...more

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty P.C.

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Wine Retailer DTC Shipments

Wine retailers received a double dose of good news last week. As we reported earlier, on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal by the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailer Association in a case...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Update On Current Issues Impacting Transportation Intermediaries

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The following is a short, to the point, summary of recent developments which impact transportation intermediaries, some of which can be implemented simply without fanfare, others which just bear careful monitoring. The...more

Nossaman LLP

Port Of Wilmington Uses P3 Concession To Develop Port Facilities

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The State of Delaware and a subsidiary of Gulftainer Company Limited (“Gulftainer”) have finalized a concession agreement for the operation and further development of the 100-year-old Port of Wilmington (“Port”)....more

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty P.C.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Open the Door (Or Slam it Shut!) On Direct to Consumer Shipping by Retailers

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the appeal in a case that could drastically change the landscape for direct to consumer wine shipments by retailers in the United States. On Thursday September 27,...more

King & Jurgens, L.L.C.

International Maritime Organization Reaches Deal to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

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Shipping regulators have concluded on a plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions for ships. International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulators have agreed that the shipping industry should cut carbon emissions by a...more

Pullman & Comley, LLC

Groundbreaking News: Real Estate Newsletter - Fall 2018

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Welcome to Pullman & Comley's Real Estate Newsletter, Groundbreaking News. Written by our team of attorneys, you'll find articles that highlight hot topics and developments spaning the fields of real estate, land use and...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Railroad/Hazardous Materials Transportation: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Constitutional/Preemption Challenge to California...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Court”) addressed in a September 13th opinion a judicial challenge to California Senate Bill 84 (“SB 84”) which requires railroads to collect fees from customers...more

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