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Federal Maritime Commission Meeting Includes Vote to Update OTI Rules & Briefing on Carrier Alliances

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  Posted May 3, 2019 The Federal Maritime Commission voted during the open session of its meeting Wednesday to issue a final rule updating the licensing rules for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs).  Other agenda items during open session were a briefing on procedures for monitoring ocean carrier alliances, and Frank…

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State Department Warns of Coming Jewelry Industry Crackdown

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U.S. State Department officials delivered a blunt message to industry groups and companies that attended a meeting in New York City. They discussed what jewelry businesses must know about their product and declare where all their materials originate from or they will be subject to new regulations.  The government believes that…

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World Intellectual Property Day

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Gemini Shippers Group joined 72 other associations to promote World Intellectual Property Day. World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of…

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Gemini Shipper Group and other Trade Associations Take on State Mandated Warning Lables

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Gemini Shippers Group ; Gemini Shippers Association, Fashion Accessories Shipper Association (FASA)  and the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) joined other trade association in a letter to Senator Kyrsten Sinema on state mandated warning lables April 12, 2019   Senator Kyrsten Sinema United States Senate 317 Hart Senate…

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Gemini Shippers Group joins associations in letter on India GSP

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Gemini Shippers Group ; Gemini Shippers Association, Fashion Accessories Shipper Association (FASA)  and the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) joined other trade association in a letter to Ambassador Lighthizer in support of India GSP April 12, 2019 The Honorable Robert Lighthizer United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street,…

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