6 09, 2019

The Tariff Preference Level Definition: What is TPL?

By | 2019-09-06T20:03:53+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What are Tariff Preference Levels? Under both NAFTA and the upcoming USMCA, garment and apparel products made in either the U.S., Canada, or Mexico fall under the free trade agreement. The trade of these products between NAFTA countries is, to some extent, duty free or exempt from some duties. These [...]

23 01, 2019

Customs Compliance: When and How to File your ISF

By | 2019-03-13T16:12:01+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

In 2009, the CBP introduced a new rule detailing requirements for importers dealing with containerized cargo. Developed as a national security measure, the rule requires importers to transmit key pieces of information to the CBP so that the threat of the cargo can be assessed with each shipment. Known as [...]

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 | 2018-10-24T14:10:01+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 [...]

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