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Navigating Trade with China in Difficult Times

Global trade has opened the doors to financial growth for thousands of U.S. companies, from small retailers and medium-sized technology firms to large aviation corporations.  But will those doors close if the current U.S.-China trade war continues? Many business leaders, along with countless employees at companies affected by tariffs, are asking that very question

By | 2019-02-19T17:27:05+00:00 February 19th, 2019|

5 Global Markets To Consider Doing Business With in 2019

E-commerce and advances in logistics have put more U.S. companies than ever before in touch with global markets – and millions of potential new customers.  If your business has not launched an international strategy, 2019 is a good time to get started.  Or, if you’re already trading beyond our borders, there’s no time like

By | 2019-06-17T22:38:55+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|

Be Prepared for the Chinese New Year Impact: 5 Tips

Your supply chain is the lifeblood of your company. So when it’s disrupted, the consequences can be financially and operationally painful. That’s why the annual onset of Chinese New Year (CNY) is such a challenging time – and one that demands careful planning and preparation. This year, CNY begins on February 5, but

By | 2019-01-08T19:04:06+00:00 January 8th, 2019|

A Look Ahead: Trade and Logistics in 2019

In its most basic form, logistics is all about planning for the future. It’s about determining the best way to build, implement and manage supply chains today that will deliver efficiently and effectively tomorrow and beyond. For businesses in the booming e-commerce arena, logistics and shipping represent the final and essential factor in the

By | 2018-12-18T16:41:14+00:00 December 18th, 2018|

To Ship Free, or Not to Ship Free – That’s the Question for E-commerce Retailers

The question of offering free shipping or not offering free shipping is on e-tailer’s minds year-round. Free shipping has become the norm, especially during the holiday season; 70 percent of shoppers have the expectation of receiving free shipping during the holidays, and 83 percent of consumers search for free shipping when shopping online, according

By | 2018-11-20T18:16:23+00:00 November 20th, 2018|

5 Ways to Avoid Import Delays

If your business is global, then you know how complex the border clearance process can be. For those that import goods into the U.S., complying with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requirements for each and every shipment can make the difference between speedy satisfaction and difficult delays. In fact, 80 percent of delayed

By | 2018-10-01T19:28:30+00:00 September 12th, 2018|

Do You Have Your EAR to the Ground When It Comes to Compliance?

If you are considering taking your small or mid-sized business global, then you already know that international trade is on the move, and that exporting can create new opportunities while increasing revenue. You likely also know that trade creates new challenges, while potentially increasing administrative headaches. That’s especially true for exporters, because complying

By | 2018-08-21T20:31:05+00:00 August 21st, 2018|

It’s Beginning to Feel like Christmas in July for Many Businesses

For most Americans, July is all about Independence Day, family vacations and warm weather. But for those in the e-commerce business, mid-summer signals something entirely different: the impending arrival of the Christmas shopping season. Yes, we have months to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness, but holiday offers and pre-holiday promotions

By | 2018-07-03T18:27:41+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|

4 Key Considerations to Shipping Chemicals Across the Border

If your company manufactures or distributes chemicals, you are no doubt aware that in 2016 the Lautenberg Act amended the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It established for the first time requirements for the comprehensive evaluation of existing chemicals in commerce, while also strengthening the review of new chemicals. While pesticides, tobacco

By | 2018-08-07T21:14:04+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Understanding Duties on Goods Returned to the U.S.

Global trade is transforming businesses large and small. Today, more than 400,000 U.S. companies are doing business abroad; of those, 98 percent are small and medium-sized organizations. While cross-border trade provides access to vast new audiences of potential customers, it also brings some challenges – specifically when it comes to understanding the border clearance

By | 2018-05-08T16:12:38+00:00 May 8th, 2018|
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