Partner Arcie I. Jordan authored an article for Alliance Magazine discussing how, despite the full implementation of NAFTA’s cross-border trucking provisions in 2015, the cross-border process is still not streamlined and continues to pose challenges for the shipping and logistics industry. As a result, shippers and logistics intermediaries must anticipate the applicable requirements and properly allocate and document the respective responsibilities of the various parties involved.
“Added complexity derives from the differences in the countries’ legal systems,” said Ms. Jordan. “Cargo liability, weight limits, the restrictions on the use of self-help remedies, contractual and document formalities, taxes and fiscal requirements, and monetary provisions are but a few of these. Advance appreciation of such differences and appropriate allocation of risks in duly formalized contracts are critical in avoiding unexpected costs and unnecessary disputes.”
The full article can be accessed here.