Tag: freight forwarding

As Biden assembles trade team, China relationship to remain “status quo.”

At the beginning of March, fifty or so days into the Biden Administration as of publishing, the President’s Cabinet, Ambassadors, and other Executive Office personnel continue to move through the nomination and confirmation process. For businesses involved in international trade – specifically with China – the team setting policy and managing the relationship will include […]

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The Benefits of Using Cargo Insurance

Since the end of November, a spate of incidents at sea has led to the loss at sea of thousands of containers. Most were filled with cargo in transit between the US and Asia. Still, one westbound vessel lost several empty containers desperately needed to fill with export orders bound for America and Europe. While […]

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CBP Announces Traveler and Trade Statistics for 2020

Despite the pandemic, Customs and Border Protection has once again produced their annual report detailing the agency’s trade and travel facilitation and enforcement efforts. In a surprise to no one, while passenger processing was down, trade was up slightly and the agency’s enforcement efforts were focused as they usually are on counterfeit and pirated goods. […]

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DHS anuncia novas medidas para conter a importação de produtos piratas

Desde 2015, quando foi aprovado o Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act (TFTEA) nos Estados Unidos – que aumentou o valor mínimo para que a mercadoria fosse sujeita à fiscalização do US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) -, houve uma “explosão” do comércio online e consequente exportação para os EUA de mercadorias falsificadas. Essa lei […]

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DHS Announces Plans to Hold e-Commerce Marketplaces Accountable for Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

In 2015, the Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act (TFTEA) passed Congress and signed into law. While the name of the act rightly gives the impression that it focused on strengthening trade enforcement processes, it also raised the de minimis, or minimum, amount for entry without an entry submitted to CBP for release. Initially enshrined under what […]

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Como proteger sua cadeia de suprimentos em meio à pandemia

A pandemia de Covid-19 mudou o mundo, desde a forma como as pessoas se relacionam à maneira de se fazer negócios. No caso das cadeias de suprimentos, a pandemia tem sido um obstáculo enorme. Manter o bom funcionamento da cadeia de suprimentos em tempos normais já não é algo fácil, mas o desafio agora é […]

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Involuntary Blank Sailings Causing Problems for Shippers

We have now entered the period of the Lunar New Year holiday when Chinese manufacturing slows down and China’s citizens undertake what has, until the past two years, been recognized as the largest human migration as people return to their home cities and villages to celebrate. The typical New Year pattern Until the pandemic struck […]

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Why the Internal Supply Chain is Essential

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What role does the internal supply chain have in a company? Internal supply chain processes have a significant impact on how products are delivered to the customer. While the external supply chain processes of transportation and environmental factors on shipping is a big part of the supply chain conversation, companies need to understand why their […]

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How to Maintain Your Material Handling Equipment

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A supply chain has to keep actively moving to stay effective and efficient. Any disruptions can cause major ripple effects down the supply chain, potentially hurting the operations of your business. A big part of the productivity of your supply chain relies on the equipment that your team is using to handle cargo and materials, […]

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3 Ways to Lower Your Freight Shipping Costs

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Running a business can be a costly venture, especially with all of the salaries, rent, utilities, and taxes you have to pay. When you include the cost of freight shipping costs, it can usually take a large portion of your budget, even without the threat inflating prices. Finding simple ways to lower your shipping costs […]

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