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CBP changes coming October 1st – Fees & Lacey Act Phase VI

The end of the federal government’s FY at the end of September always portends small changes that impact importers and exporters alike. This year is no exception, as the agency has announced changes to fees for merchandise processing fee, e-commerce and entries. Fee changes: From CSMS 49296457, the following user fee changes are in effect […]

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Apesar da escassez mundial de contêineres, Sobel Network Shipping garante serviço de qualidade para seus clientes

Empresários que dependem do frete marítimo para transportar seus produtos têm encontrado dificuldades para encontrar contêineres disponíveis e espaço para sua carga. Isso acontece porque, após meses de paralisação devido à pandemia, o retorno das atividades comerciais voltou com força total e o mercado de navios e contêineres não estava preparado para esse aumento da […]

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Retailers and Fulfillment Goals

Prior to Covid19, retailers were already undergoing dramatic changes. However, the pandemic caused a massive exodus towards eCommerce purchases that quickly started to overwhelm the retail supply chains and take them to almost the breaking point. From March to September 2020, US online orders from Walmart tripled because of the pandemic. The major retailer saw […]

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Sobel experiencing successes with guaranteed sailing services

The challenges facing buyers of ocean freight through the latter stages of the pandemic have focused on both securing equipment and space for their cargo. The degradation of sailing performance by carriers has led to – by some estimates – 10% of available container capacity being idled as ships wait outside global ports to be […]

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USTR 301 Exclusion Update

The imposition of Section 301 duties on many exports from China has weighed heavily on the minds and pocketbooks of importers whose supply chains are centered there. Aside from the case pending at the Court of International Trade questioning whether or not the previous administration acted illegally with List 3 and List 4a, companies wrote […]

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Choosing the Right Carrier

When drafting a strategic and efficient transportation system plan, you’ll want to factor in carrier selection. Good transportation planning always involves a procurement process that encompasses several critical factors. Remember, common freight carriers do vary in size, region, and capabilities. The factors are very realistic predictors of the carrier’s performance and will help you decide […]

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Former DOT COO and Maryland Transportation Secretary tapped as Port Envoy

The Biden – Harris Administration has tapped former DOT Deputy Secretary and COO John Porcari as Port Envoy of the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force. Announced last Friday, Porcari’s role will be to work closely with Secretary Buttigieg and his team at the Department of Transportation as well as the National Economic Council to address […]

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Sobel Network Shipping chega a Orlando

Tradicional empresa de shipping expande sua atuação para uma das cidades preferidas pelos brasileiros nos Estados Unidos   A Sobel Network Shipping Co., Inc. acaba de abrir um escritório em Orlando, Flórida, um dos principais destinos turísticos dos brasileiros. A empresa, que tem mais de 70 anos no mercado de shipping, expande agora suas operações […]

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Importers claiming US, foreign goods returned require documentation.

The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, or HTS for short, has provision in Chapter 98 for the return of foreign goods previously imported and for goods of US origin exported and returned. There are many reasons that a company or individual would need to utilize one of these provisions.    For US manufacturers, […]

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