FEDEX SUES US GOVERNMENT OVER EXPORT RESTRICTIONS

On 25 June, Jurist reported that Fedex is suing the US US Department of Commerce for what it says is the Department’s efforts to use its regulations to “essentially deputise FedEx to police the contents of the millions of packages it ships daily even though doing so is a virtually impossible task, logistically, economically, and in many cases, legally”.  It also said that the regulations place an enormous burden on FedEx and other common carriers to know exactly what is in each package and from whom it originates. FedEx ships more than 15 million packages daily, and he said it would be impossible to police every package. This case stems from controversy regarding FedEx’s handling of a package from Huawei.

https://www.jurist.org/news/2019/06/fedex-sues-us-government-over-export-restrictions/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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