Taneli Ruda, head of ONESOURCE Global Trade, said companies can exert little control over the macro conditions that impact trade, but they can use today’s low-growth trade environment as an opportunity to review and optimize their processes.
Despite a populist backlash championed by Donald Trump against the outcome of free trade deals, Sen. Johnson and other Republicans are cautioning against protectionism.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that tariff rates are generally more expensive than contract rates, but are usually more suitable for shippers with infrequent or small volume shipments.
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The recent announcement on Japan’s three major ocean carriers - MOL, NYK Line and “K” Line - merging container operations has left the industry wondering if more consolidation is to come.
However, Hanjin's creditors plan to decide whether to put the liner carrier under receivership by Tuesday, Yonhap news agency reported.
The President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, said corporate responsibility and moral hazards are creating adverse effects on its national economy and the government will not blindly support companies in financial trouble.