Cargo Container Weight Verification Rules: Are You Ready?
After July 1 it will be illegal for shippers to offer, and carriers to load, packed cargo containers without obtaining their verified gross mass (the combined weight of the container and cargo). This brief webinar will discuss the background of the international treaty under which this requirement is being imposed, the origins and implementation of the new requirement, the obligation of shippers and carriers to comply and the potential penalties for failure to do so. Shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers are encouraged to participate to gain a more precise understanding of what will be expected of them when the rule becomes effective in a few weeks.
Peggy Chaplin Louie is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office. She focuses her practice on import and export regulation compliance and international shipping issues. This includes negotiating and structuring international commercial transactions to minimize duties and taxes and comply with federal regulations. She also represents clients before federal agencies concerned with international commerce, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the International Trade Administration and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.