27 09, 2020

CBP Examing Small Package Data: What Does This Mean?

By | 2020-09-27T15:58:48+00:00 September 27th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

Prior to the pandemic, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made it public that they were focusing their efforts on getting more data on counterfeit and prohibited goods that have been entering the US through small parcel importing. In addition with the context of COVID-19, they will also be looking into [...]

25 08, 2020

Importing and Tariff Engineering: An Overview

By | 2020-08-25T19:55:00+00:00 August 25th, 2020|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Tariff engineering has been somewhat of a hot topic in the logistics and supply chain industry for a little while now. The United States has been putting additional pressure on their trading partners like China and Mexico, causing businesses to look to alternative methods of sourcing and production for their [...]

10 08, 2020

Importer Verification Rule Overview

By | 2020-08-10T20:03:42+00:00 August 10th, 2020|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

Last year, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed a rule to bolster the process of verifying importers that operate in the US. As described by CBP, the “Customs Broker Verification of an Importer’s Identity” rule will amend CBP regulations to require certain information from importers so that brokers can verify [...]

7 08, 2020

The State of Textile Importing & Exporting in the US

By | 2020-08-07T15:30:47+00:00 August 7th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

For textile export/import professionals, it’s common knowledge that the US is a major exporter of textiles (actually, the second largest!), but for others in the trade and logistics industry -- maybe not so much. The US is second to only China in textile exports.  Textile exporting accounts for a healthy [...]

15 06, 2020

6 Main Differences Between USMCA and NAFTA

By | 2020-06-15T17:46:49+00:00 June 15th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

In preparation for USMCA -- beginning enforcement as of July 1st, 2020 -- it is critical that all professionals along the supply chain stay informed. As such, we’ve been creating resources for importers to understand the implications of the new agreement on their operations.  It should be noted that both [...]

5 06, 2020

USMCA/CUSMA: How Will Importers Be Affected?

By | 2020-06-05T16:57:52+00:00 June 5th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

As July 1st, 2020 draws nearer, the timeline draws near for USMCA to be enacted, it’s increasingly important for importers to stay informed. We’ll be covering a baseline level of information to help you get ready. First and foremost, you might have noticed that there is a different naming convention [...]

25 05, 2020

How Is Logistics Faring? Amazon, Alibaba, and More.

By | 2020-05-25T21:02:46+00:00 May 25th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

Since the beginning of 2020, the pandemic’s impact has rippled its way through the global economy. Many sectors have been hit with a decline, but logistics and trade have had extremely pronounced impacts.  Of course, while there is a lot of financial instability in the sector, there have been many [...]

11 05, 2020

Global Trade & COVID-19: What’s Next?

By | 2020-05-11T19:14:13+00:00 May 11th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

There is no doubt that these uncertain times will put global trade up to the test. Both anecdotally and statistically, 2020 has been marred by the impacts of COVID-19 so far. However, at this point, it is safe to assume that the effects of the pandemic will stretch beyond this [...]

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