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Paul Fitzpatrick Examines The Trade Facilitation And Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

As part of a recent video series, Paul Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of Global Trade Management, discusses key point regarding the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.”

Back in December 9, 2015 Congress reached a final agreement on H.R. 644, the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.”  The bipartisan, bicameral trade legislation was created to authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to put in place effective tools to: (a) strengthen trade enforcement at the border; and, (b) facilitate the efficient movement of legitimate trade and travel. The Bill went to the President for signature, was signed, and a statement was released by The White House Press Secretary on February 24, 2016.

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Insight on Trade Agreements including the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Paul Fitzpatrick, MIQ Managing Director of Global Trade Management, recently presented on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements.

The TPP is a trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim countries signed on February 4, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand after 7 years of negotiations.  The TPP will create the world’s largest free-trade zone. The countries within its scope account for 40% of the world’s economic output. The Agreement will not enter into force until ratified by the respective governments.

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October 2016 Logistics Link

The October 2016 Logistics Link contains industry news and recent MIQ Logistics updates.

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MIQ Updates

Ingram’s Magazine Names MIQ A Top Privately Held Company

MIQ Logistics is excited to announce that for the sixth consecutive year it is ranked on the Ingram’s list of Top 100 Privately Held Companies in the greater Kansas City area.

BREXIT UPDATES

MIQ Logistics is working closely with the UK and European trade associations to lobby on behalf of our customers all over the world to protect their interests throughout this re-negotiation period. We will monitor the progress and advise all our customers of any developments as they occur.

MIQ LOGISTICS WINS FIVE-YEAR FRENCH CONNECTION CONTRACT

One of the UK’s leading fashion brands French Connection has signed a five-year inbound logistics contract with MIQ Logistics, worth around £6m.

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June Logistics Link

Learn Industry news and MIQ information in the June Logistics Link.

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April 2016 Logistics Link

Read MIQ updates and industry news in the April 2016 Logistics Link.

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Regulatory Compliance Updates – April 2016

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) amended the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention to require shippers to provide the Verified Gross Mass (“VGM”) of containers carrying cargo before those containers can be loaded aboard a vessel.  Without a VGM, the amendments also prohibit the vessel operator from loading a packed container.  The SOLAS amendments are effective July 1, 2016; are not expected to be postponed; and, are globally binding – all Countries party to the convention have undertaken to implement amendments.  There is no exception to this requirement.  If the acceptable VGM documentation is not timely provided by the shipper, that container will not be loaded on board the vessel.  As your NVOCC or Freight Forwarder, MIQ will require from your or your supplier the following data:

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March Logistics Link

Learn about MIQ updates and Industry news in the March Logistics Link. 

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February Logistics Link

Read Industry information and MIQ updates in the February Logistics Link.

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January 2016 Logistics Link

Read MIQ updates and industry news in the January 2016 Logistics Link. 

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