FASA joined 94 other industry associations sending a June 10 letter urging the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to take action on unfair and unwarranted demurrage, detention, and per diem charges […]
On June 5, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced the Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act. The FASA-supported legislation would amend the Taft-Hartley law […]
President Barack Obama on June 29, signed the FASA-supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation into law. The legislation gives the president authority to complete negotiations on the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership […]
The House of Representatives passed TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576), by a vote of 398-1 on June 23. The FASA-supported legislation would reform and update the fourty-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by creating a national chemical safety regulation. FASA believes the establishment of a new national chemical…
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Professional California Proposition 65 litigants Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc. and Center for Environmental Health (CEH) issued new “60-day” notices in the past few weeks alleging that brands and retailers sold Wallets, Handbags, Purses, and Clutches Made With Leather, Vinyl or Imitation Leather Materials (Notice 1); Sandals (Notice 1, Notice 2,…
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FASA sent a June 15 letter opposing the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) Prop 65 website proposal. OEHHA proposes to develop and maintain a website to collect and provide information to the public concerning exposures to listed chemicals for which warnings are being provided under Prop 65.
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FASA signed on to a multi-association comment letter regarding the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHAA) proposed changes to Proposition 65 warning labels. FASA believes the proposal fails to reform Prop 65. Instead, the proposal would lead to increased litigation and unnecessary compliance burdens, without any increase in…
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The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) on June 23, released its 26th Annual “State of Logistics Report”. The report tracks and measures all costs associated with moving freight through the U.S. supply chain. The report found that U.S. business logistics costs rose 3.1% to $1.45 trillion in 2014.
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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on May 19, terminated an antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty case regarding 53-Foot Domestic Dry Containers. FASA, along with a number of other industry groups, sent a letter April 8, urging the ITC to consider the potential adverse economic impact of the case….
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President Barack Obama on June 29, signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (H.R. 1295) into law. The trade preferences bill includes the FASA-supported GSP Update Act, which makes […]