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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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How to have effective communication with Chinese suppliers?

Despite the highly globalized world we live in, we still often hear stories – some funny, others not – about how imports businesses have been affected by cultural differences with Chinese suppliers....

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Ocean Freight, International Trade

Interactive Infographic: International Shipping - All About It

If you’ve ever mused that global trade is a huge, complicated process – you’re not alone. And yet, technology is allowing companies to more easily source products from other countries and have the...

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The Evolution of Freight Forwarding: From Written to Digital, and Beyond

At its core, the role of a freight forwarder in today's modern society is a simple­ yet important one. These are the hardworking men and women who make the transportation of goods possible all over...

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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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How to Import Alcoholic Beverages into the U.S

As we’ve discussed before, Americans love to their alcohol. But it takes a lot of work (and certificates) to import alcoholic beverages into the states. To start the process of importing spirits,...

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How to Import Children's Toys into the U.S?

When it comes to regulating imports, the United States is very careful about children’s toys. There are many safety regulations in place because kids at play are a particularly vulnerable population....

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How to Import Tea, Coffee and Spices into the U.S?

Nothing perks up morning time like a cup of coffee. And nothing takes a boneless, skinless chicken breast to the next level like some exotic spices (or at least a little paprika). But what does it...

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