The Lacey Act, which was originally designed to protect US wildlife and habitats, six years ago, was expanded to the importation of illegally harvested lumber. The legislation now is one of the most complex and potentially hazardous for US buyers of forest products – just ask Lumber Liquidators.
While there are still issues surrounding the project, construction on the long sought and much debated “Southern Corridor” gas pipeline project from Azerbaijan to Italy will begin next year. But the Southern Corridor is just one play in Europe’s pipeline politics.
The problems associated with chassis are legendary. But as the ocean carriers exit the business, new business is emerging.
As Ukraine moves to realign trade, its transport and logistics become a major focus, and a major concern. Roads are decrepit; airports lack capacity and rail is outdated. Ports are improving, but still require substantial work to be competitive. Intermodal bottlenecks remain chronic. Safety records are dismal.
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