West Coast Contract Extension?

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West Coast Contract Extension? The PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) which represents terminal operators and shipping companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has formally proposed a three-year contract extension to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The current contract expires July 1, 2019. The proposal would be from 2019-2022. From … [Read more...]

Superior Freight Services Celebrates 25 Years!

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Superior Freight Services Celebrates 25 Years! On March 1, 2017, Superior Freight Services, Inc. celebrated their 25th Anniversary. From the beginning, the vision was to construct an International logistics company that was focused on a total commitment to exceptional customer service. The goal was to build their business that creates partnerships working as logistics … [Read more...]

ZTE Fined More Than $1 bln for U.S. Sanctions Violations

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ZTE Fined More Than $1 bln for U.S. Sanctions Violations Combined Penalty of $1.19 Billion with Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury Actions Shows All of Government Approach to Sanctions Enforcement From Reuters: The Chinese telecoms equipment giant ZTE  agreed to pay more than a billion dollars in fines and plead guilty to criminal charges for illegally … [Read more...]

OFAC: $516,000 Penalty for Violating Sanctions on Iran and Cuba

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OFAC: $516,000 Penalty for Violating Sanctions on Iran and Cuba The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC - Department of the Treasury) settles with Toronto-Dominion Bank -a financial institution headquartered in Canada has agreed to pay $516,105 to settle potential civil liability for 167 violations of the U.S. sanctions against Iran and Cuba. OFAC has also issued a … [Read more...]

BIS: Engaging in Prohibited Conduct

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BIS: Engaging in Prohibited Conduct The Bureau Of Industry & Security (BIS) advises that Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation engaged in prohibitive conduct on 25 occasions between April 2012 and May 2014. They exported thermal inaging cameras from the USA to various countries including, Hong Kong, Columbia, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Mexico without the required Department … [Read more...]

Alleged Anti-Boycott Violation

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Alleged Anti-Boycott Violation The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed a $162,000 civil penalty against Pelco - a U.S. company to settle charges that it violated (allegedly 66 times) the anti-boycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations. Specifically, in connection with the sale or transfer of goods from the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates and … [Read more...]

Iranian National Guilty of Illegally Exporting Products From the U.S. to Iran

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Iranian National Guilty of Illegally Exporting Products From the U.S. to Iran Mansour Moghtaderi Zadeh, 56, an Iranian national, pleaded guilty to taking part in a conspiracy involving the purchase and shipment of various products, including aviation parts and supplies, from the U.S. to Iran without a license. Zadeh, who had been living in Iran, pleaded guilty to one … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Logistics

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Valentines Day Logistics Someone deeply concerned with Logistics and Supply Chain worries when there is weather concerns and delivery time for Valentines Day. From Forbes: According to IPSOS floral tracking study, cut, fresh flowers take center stage for three holidays: Christmas, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. The US imported 976 million cut flower stems in advance … [Read more...]

Owner Of Major Online Business Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison in Largest-Ever Scheme to Import and Sell Counterfeit Products

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Owner Of Major Online Business Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison in Largest-Ever Scheme to Import and Sell Counterfeit Products From DOJ: The owner and operator of Candy Color Lenses, a major online retailer of colored contact lenses in the United States, was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for running an international operation importing counterfeit and misbranded … [Read more...]

$450K Penalty for Exporting to Syria

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$450K Penalty for Exporting to Syria The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has levied a $450,000 civil penalty against Technoline SAL, of Beirut, Lebanon, to settle charges associated with exports or reexports of controlled items to Syria. The items at issue were U.S.-origin mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs and consumables, liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer … [Read more...]