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Who is a “foreign official” for purposes of FCPA compliance?

The FCPA is clear that any officers or employees of state instrumentalities are “foreign officials”. State “instrumentalities” include government agencies, customs departments, as well as state-owned or controlled enterprises. The government interprets “foreign official” very broadly, in that it can include “any” employee or officer of or acting on behalf of a foreign government or agency, department, or instrumentality thereof.

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June 2013 Industry News

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Customs and Border Protection to Begin Enforcing Import Security Filing

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin full enforcement of Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulations on July 9, 2013 and will start issuing liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.

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Payment of “Anything of Value”

Payment of “Anything of Value” means to offer, attempt, give, pay, promise to pay or give anything of value.

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MIQ Logistics named Top North American 3PL by Logistics Quarterly

Overland Park, KS, May 14, 2013MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce its selection by Logistics Quarterly magazine as a Top North American 3PL in their annual compilation.  The esteemed list features leading 3PLs conducting business in the United States and Canada.

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MIQ Logistics nominated as a finalist in the eyefortransport 3PL Awards in the “Best 3PL for Retail Supply Chains” category

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Hong Kong Port Workers End 40-Day Strike

The Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong port workers accepted on Monday a 9.8% pay rise—ending their strike and averting further disruption at the world’s third-busiest container port.

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Thad Stanley Joins Sales Team at MIQ Logistics

Overland Park, KS, April 23, 2013MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce the addition of Thad Stanley to its Sales team as director of Business Development. Stanley is based in Northern California and is responsible for new business efforts focused on strategic Transportation Services.

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Labour chief meets Hong Kong’s striking dockers in bid to end 26-day strike

South China Morning Post 

Matthew Cheung calls their first sit-down constructive, but union is less impressed

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung met dockers for the first time yesterday in an apparent attempt to put an end to their 26-day strike.

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LiKa-Shing’s Port Workers Widen Protests After New Wage Offer

Bloomberg Businessweek

Hundreds of port workers at Li Ka-shing’s Hong Kong terminals surrounded his Cheung Kong Center headquarters in the city’s business district after rejecting pay rise aimed at ending a three-week strike.

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