12 09, 2018

Saving Duty On Cross-Border Shopping: Why A Customs Broker Isn’t Just for Businesses

By | 2018-09-12T17:47:22+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There’s no denying that Americans love to engage in cross-border shopping. This is especially true in recent years with the U.S. dollar being much stronger than its international counterparts, such as the Canadian dollar. According to the Huffington Post, in a study conducted by the National Bank Financial Markets in [...]

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 [...]

1 02, 2018

4 Tips for Clearing Customs & Avoiding Delays and Fees

By | 2018-05-31T14:00:48+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Clearing customs is probably not the first thing that crosses your mind when you are looking to grow your business by importing and exporting across borders. Expanding a business is undoubtedly exciting, but proceeding with a sharp attention to detail will be key to ensure that things go smoothly. Sifting [...]