Yearly Archives: 2013

FMCSA Issues MAP-21 Q&A Guidelines For Brokers and Forwarders

Last year, President Obama signed into law MAP-21, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.”  This law funds a number of surface highway programs.  It also includes a number of new registration and bonding requirements for transportation

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Posted in All Advisories, Practice & Industries, Transportation

FMC Proposes Significant Changes to the Licensing and Regulation of Ocean Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is proposing the most significant changes since 1998 to its regulations governing the licensing and regulation of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs).  Under U.S. law, OTIs are third party intermediaries that arrange for or provide international

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Posted in All Advisories, International Law, Practice & Industries, Shipping, Transportation

FMC Foreign NVOCC NRA Proposal Would Require New Registration of All Foreign NVOCCs

In 2011 the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) exempted licensed non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) from their rate tariff publishing obligations under the United States Shipping Act.    NVOCCs that opt to invoke this exemption do not have to adhere to the law’s

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Posted in All Advisories, International Law, Practice & Industries, Shipping, Transportation