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International Trade

10 Documents Required for International Shipping

All international commerce transactions rely on two essential types of papers—import and export documents. These documents orchestrate a long chain of actions. From offering the parties that are...

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International Trade

Trump Tariffs and the Shipping Industry

   The tariffs the Trump administration has imposed over the last year as well as additional tariffs that may be in the future, are a hot button politically—and anyone who moves goods into or out of...

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International Trade

From farm to fashion: your clothing's journey

People in the United States go to great lengths to dress a certain way. From haunting boutiques to staking out a place in line at a chic sample sale, being a fashionista isn’t easy. However, if you...

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International Trade

International Trade Rules You Can Giggle About

Don’t try to stop your cough…in Japan. Japanese drug laws are notoriously strict. But did you know that you cannot import Vicks inhalers into the country? Want to treat your allergies? Good luck with...

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International Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

TPP Country Profile: Chile and Peru

Chile In 2014, the US traded about $31 billion worth of goods and services with Chile. While the US exported around $20 billion to the country, Chile only exported about $9 billion worth of goods and...

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For Shippers, International Trade

How to effectively negotiate with Chinese manufacturers & suppliers?

Negotiate with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers is a tough job, beset by differences in language and culture, but with one thing both sides have in common: to make a profitable deal. If you aren’t...

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For Shippers, GRI, International Trade, import101

GRI: General Rate Increase and its implication in shipping

International shipping is a complex game. Rates change – a lot – and for someone who doesn’t have a lot of experience, it may seem like there is no rhyme or reason to pricing. A shipment in the...

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International Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

TPP Country Profile: Malaysia and Brunei

Malaysia is a country with two land masses and a huge amount of biodiversity as well as plurality in cultures and ethnicities. In 1957, Malaysia gained its independence from the British and its...

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International Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

TPP101 Country profile: Vietnam - a TPP winner

Many economists believe that Vietnam will gain more from the Trans-Pacific Partnership than just about any other country. The country relies on exports as the foundation of its economy, and the TPP...

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