11 07, 2018

A Brief Overview of the Harmonized System

By | 2018-07-11T14:59:41+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Forms and Documents|

When governments, international bodies, or — on a smaller scale —  importers engage in international trade, it isn’t simply a free-for-all. There are specific guidelines that must be followed in order to keep a uniform set of procedures. These procedures fall under the globally accepted Harmonized System, a series of [...]

4 07, 2018

Small, Medium, and Large: Customs Brokers for Any Size

By | 2018-07-04T14:37:16+00:00 July 4th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

Whether an importer is in their first year of business, or they’re an established veteran in the industry, it’s never too early or too late to start thinking about investing money in a customs broker. Regardless the amount of brokerage fees, a customs broker will help mediate between importer and [...]

27 06, 2018

Intermodal vs. Multimodal: How Do You Know Which One to Choose?

By | 2018-06-27T17:42:34+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There’s a fine line that separates intermodal and multimodal transportation. It’s nearly indiscernible; both are used as a means of cargo transportation and to determine the best transportation route while utilizing transport carriers in order to get deliveries from door to door. But, in short, intermodal shipping utilizes several different [...]

20 06, 2018

Picking The Proper Port With A Customs Broker

By | 2018-06-20T15:36:06+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A customs broker helps you clear cargo at a number of different ports, be they truck, ocean, air, or parcel. Every method of shipping has different requirements and processes, which means without a customs broker, you need to know exactly what each port needs inside and out. Customs brokerage services [...]

13 06, 2018

Our Top Tips To Reduce Duties, Taxes, and Hidden Fees

By | 2018-06-14T14:15:52+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Taking your business international can be a rewarding prospect with a lot of potential growth. It can also hit you with unexpected fees and high duty expenses if you’re not careful. While navigating import and export laws for different countries can feel intimidating, we have some tips to make it [...]

6 06, 2018

Sea or Air: Picking the Right Shipment Method

By | 2018-06-06T16:52:03+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When it comes to shipping overseas, there are only two viable methods available for your shipping needs: air freight or sea freight. While both methods are used regularly worldwide, the decision to go with one or the other often falls on a number of factors, including cost, urgency, location, and [...]

30 05, 2018

Washington State Accused of Less-Than-Legal Coal Embargo

By | 2018-05-30T15:28:17+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s not a good time to try to ship coal in Washington. Washington State is being accused of imposing an embargo on shipping coal by privately company Lighthouse Resources Inc—but not legally. Lighthouse claims they have a lease for their Washington land that allows coal exports, but Washington has blocked [...]

6 04, 2018

Amazon Referral Fees.

By | 2018-04-06T17:43:55+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Amazon is the biggest e-commerce marketplace right now. Chances are even you have purchased an item from the website at least once. The best part about Amazon isn’t necessarily the ease at which we can make purchases from the comfort of anywhere, though. The best part is that it is [...]

29 03, 2018

Renegotiations of TPP?

By | 2018-03-29T17:22:14+00:00 March 29th, 2018|U.S. Customs|

When President Obama was in office in 2016, his decision for the United States to be a part of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was based on strengthening economic ties with Asian Nations. Flash forward to President Trump’s first week in office, and the TPP is officially terminated. Trump supported [...]

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