Trade Suffers As Gov't Shutdown Nears Third Week

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT) -- With the U.S. government shutdown in its second week, businesses in the chemical, defense and other industries are starting to see delays as they try to ship or import products that require licenses or inspections from short-staffed federal agencies, experts say.

The government shutdown — which took effect at midnight on Oct. 1, following a failure in Congress to pass a temporary spending resolution — has had a varied impact on the federal agencies that regulate trade, with some, like U.S. Customs and Border Protection, saying...
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