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Finally: Senate Approves TPA to the Pleasure of the President, Retailers

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Washington—In the words of NRF President/CEO Matthew Shay today, “it’s refreshing to see Congress finally put good policy ahead of … [Read more...]

Retailers, Shippers Welcome Introduction of PORTS Act

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Washington—–In the aftermath of the West Coast port slowdown—which affected many retailers’ costs in the recent holiday … [Read more...]

Retail Trade Groups Applaud U.S. Senate Passage of TPA

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Washington—U.S. retail trade associations joined in a chorus of thanks yous to the U.S. Senate which last week passed the Trade … [Read more...]

Leading Trade Groups Announce 4th Annual “Imports Work” Week May 11-15

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Washington–A leading group of business associations, think tanks, and scholars today announced the fourth annual “Imports Work … [Read more...]

Imports Still Rising Even as West Coast Ports Work on Backlog

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Washington– Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9% this … [Read more...]

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement—Finally!

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Los Angeles—The 29 West Coast Ports, which account for most of the incoming Asian container imports, were back to a semblance of … [Read more...]

Obama Sends Labor Secretary to Intervene in Stalled West Coast Port Talks

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Washington—After months of haggling and stalls over a new labor contract at the nation’s 29 West Coast ports, which account for … [Read more...]

West Coast Ports to Close for 4 Days Amid New Calls for Obama to Intercede in Talks

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Los Angeles and Washington—As the crucial West Coast ports—which handle more than $1 trillion of imported goods each year—prepare … [Read more...]

Retailers Tell Congress of Supply Chain Challenges at U.S. Ports

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Washington—With Valentine’s Day only days away, there’s no love letters being sent to President Obama, negotiators in the West … [Read more...]

Retailers to ILWU, PMA: “Stop Holding the Supply Chain Community Hostage”

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Washington--Tensions increased today in the negotiations over 29 key West Coast ports as employers at the ports of Long Beach and … [Read more...]

Stagnant West Coast Port Talks Raises Specter of a Shutdown

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Los Angeles—Fears that a slowdown, or even a shutdown, of the 29 West Coast ports where half of U.S. maritime trade and more than … [Read more...]

Stumbling Block in West Coast Port Talks Reportedly Solved

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Los Angeles—After six months of haggling and stalled negotiations, a new contact agreement for dockworkers at West Coast ports … [Read more...]