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The Differences Between Mexico and U.S. Customs Brokers

By Luca Winters Oct 29 2019 / Supply Chain Brain While there are similar regulations and overlapping requirements governing both Mexico and U.S. customs import processes, there are drastic differences that savvy shippers should be aware of. Only by knowing what differences exist between the two countries can you to successfully navigate importing and exporting in either country. What to Expect When Importing Into the U.S. Who can become...

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Matt Silver looks to simplify cross-border shipping

Matt Silver looks to simplify cross-border shipping

By Jack Glenn Oct 9 2019 / FREIGHT WAVES When it comes to moving freight across borders, especially between the United States and Mexico, calling it challenging would be an understatement. Forager Logistics CEO and co-founder Matt Silver has made it his mission to bring calm to the chaos involved in cross-border shipping. Silver explains how he solves shippers’ problems with FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller as part of the...

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US importers set for ‘dramatic impact’ from new China tariffs

By Roger Hailey Sep 30 2019 / Llyods’s loading List As trade tensions continue between the United States and China, new data from freight forwarder Flexport indicates that businesses which “survived” 2018 may not have escaped the worst of the dispute, facing steep increases in import costs from the latest waves of import tariffs. Analysis by Flexport’s chief economist, Phil Levy, states that while the conflict may appear to...

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Amazon buys tech firm INLT to help online merchants with cross-border trade

INLT is one of the first automated broker interface apps approved by the U.S. government By Noi Mahoney Sep 28 2019 / American Shipper Amazon.com recently acquired cloud-based startup INLT, a move designed to simplify importing goods into the United States for Amazon’s online merchants, according to Reuters. INLT, which the company said stands for IN:LET, makes software for merchants to manage the costs of customs clearance on cross-border shipments. Terms...

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Amazon to offer customs brokerage for US import sellers

By JOC Staff Sep 26 2019 / JOC Amazon is continuing to expand and enhance its suite of supply chain services with the purchase of digital US customs broker and trade compliance software provider INLT. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the e-commerce behemoth confirmed the acquisition to Reuters on Tuesday following an announcement on Los Angeles-based INLT’s website. “INLT is a smart, nimble team that is...

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Is Your Supply Chain Prepared for Potential U.S. Tariffs on EU Goods?

By Ben Bidwell Sep 26 2019 / Global Trade Daily Transatlantic tariffs came closer to reality in recent months after the United States Trade Representative (USTR) proposed tariffs on a list of products from the European Union (EU).  Unfortunately, even if you’ve already gone through something similar with goods imported from China, the same strategy may not be effective for the tariffs on EU goods. This is due in...

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Border town opens gateway to region

By Jing Yuxin Aug 6 2019 /China Daily Staff at the Friendship Pass in Pingxiang, a border city in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, wake up daily to the noise of cargo trucks. Their rumbling engines are testimony to the booming trade between China and Vietnam. Busy with exports from South and West China, as well as imports from Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Thailand, trucks line up...

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China plans to drop all duties at Shanghai Free Trade Zone

By Keith Zhai Aug 5 2019 / Reuters Business News SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China is planning a pilot project to drop all duties and ease procedures at its Shanghai Free Trade Zone, three people familiar with the matter said, as Beijing looks to position itself as a leader in promoting free trade amid its grinding trade war with Washington. The plan, which could be announced as soon as this...

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White House expects retaliation from China over increased tariffs

By Easton Contributor – July 16 2019 White House expects retaliation from China over increased tariffs, economic adviser Larry Kudlow admits, as Trump ramps up trade war The U.S. is awaiting retaliation from China over increased tariffs, after talks in Washington ended without a deal on trade, the president‘s chief economic adviser said on Sunday. ‘The expected countermeasures have not yet materialized. We may know more today or even...

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Rising threat of freight thefts involving ‘insiders’

Will Waters | Thursday, 11 July 2019 Global cargo crime study by TT Club and BSI highlights risks and responses, recommending that information and access are limited to a ‘need to know’ basis A new global cargo crime study has highlighted a growing threat of cargo thefts involving ‘insiders’, alongside various other trends and recommendations. In their second full-year analysis of cargo theft, freight insurance and risk specialist TT Club...

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