block shipment

block shipment

A method of shipment of supplies to overseas areas to provide balanced stocks or an arbitrary balanced force for a specific number of days, e.g., shipment of 30 days' supply for an average force of 10,000 individuals.
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11 (Fall, 1996), addressed "The Political Economy of Nuclear Power." It featured a full cover photo of Germans lying on a railroad track to block shipment of nuclear waste to Gorleben.
Concerned about uncollected royalty fees, the Record Industry Association of America, which represents thousands of record labels, tried unsuccessfully to get a court order to block shipment of the units.
Last year, the Federal Government concurred, issuing a law to block shipment of "hot goods" -- garments sewn in shops that violate labor laws.
Under the Arms Export Control Act, Congress is supposed to get a 30 day notice ahead of any sales, and can then block shipments -- not that it will ever do.
These countries belong to the Proliferation Security Initiative, a global grouping that seeks to block shipments of materials used to make nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
"Our default position is that we'd rather commit an error on the side of right, which means we will block shipments with no import permits," said Biazon in an interview.
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to review the policy, as the self-imposed arms embargo, introduced during the Cold War to block shipments of weapons to communist countries, is obsolete and out of sync with the global trend for sharing technologies and jointly developing weapons, the source said.
As an example, in September 2010 China decided to block shipments of rare earth minerals to Japan.
Customs Service is only athorized to block shipments that do not meet certain mandatory standards, such as adulterated foods, drugs and medical devices.
Earlier, acting Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Safadi said that Syria would not block shipments of gas that would pass through its territory.
The INCB is using these estimates to evaluate whether a chemical shipment appears to exceed legitimate commercial needs, and also is using this data to work with the relevant countries that can block shipments of chemicals before they are diverted to methamphetamine production.
automotive market, even a 2.5% increase could mean 50,000 tons of CGI cylinder block shipments. Plus, trends toward larger vehicles, longer driving distances and rising fuel prices are making diesel engines a more attractive choice for the American consumer.