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NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER - GENERAL RATE INCREASES OFTEN MISAPPLIED

The institutional understanding of surcharges and rate increases is essential to
your organization, especially within the pricing and customer service
departments. It is crucial that your staff be trained, otherwise with every new
filing made their lack of knowledge leads to significant consequences. You
can expect increased confusion among your customers, misunderstanding and
errors by your rating department, and in some cases, fines for misapplied
charges filed within your tariff. . . Read the full newsletter by clicking the PDF link below.

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OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER - FMC REALIGNING FEES WITH COSTS

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is amending its user fees to more accurately align fees with the costs associated with each service it provides.

Specifically, the FMC is increasing fees for:

Filing complaints and certain petitions; record searches; document copying; admissions to practice; paper filing of ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) applications; filing applications for special permission; and filing agreements. . . Read the full newsletter by clicking the PDF link below.

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SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER - A FOR THE IDEA, D FOR IMPLEMENTATION

In a ruling late last year, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) adopted a

change requiring all Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI’s) to renew

their registration for foreign NVO’s or renew their licenses for Domestic

NVO’s every three years. Previously, OTI registration and license renewals

were not required. With the first required license renewals due recently, it

appears those organizations affected first are the foreign-based NVOCC’s.

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JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER - THE YEAR OF COMPLIANCE

In a year when all things normal seem to be in a flux, the world of compliance can become lost among other world events that dominate our daily attention. The fact remains that compliance is a crucial element of the international tradelandscape and should not be forgotten or escape the attention of those impacted by these regulations, namely the carriers, manufacturers, importers and exporters . . . Read the full newsletter by clicking the PDF link below.

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