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Japanese union leader lends support to ILWU: Joins picket line at port, donates $10,000

Fusao Ohori, right, a Japanese union leader visiting from Tokyo, joined union dockworkers Friday outside the United Grain Corp. terminal at the Port of Vancouver. Brianna Loper photo/The Columbian

Excerpts from the Columbian:

Fusao Ohori, a representative of the All-Japan Seamen’s Union, which represents the crews of ships at sea, flew from Tokyo this […]


Peruvian Trade Minister on IP in the Trans Pacific Partnership: 'will not go one millimeter beyond' our FTA with the U.S.

Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism José Silva Martinot – asked about intellectual property (IP) provisions proposed by the United States in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations – said on television that Peru will not accept terms that exceed those in its existing bilateral trade agreement with the U.S. The minister said “We as […]


Clean Trucks Program: U.S. Supreme Court rules Port of Los Angeles must roll back some provisions

Finding that only the federal government can impose substantial regulations on the trucking industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that the Port of Los Angeles must roll back some facets of its Clean Trucks Program.

Thursday’s opinion, written by Justice Elena Kagan, bars Los Angeles from implementing various placarding and parking requirements for […]