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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|

4 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls on February 16 this year, so your global commerce preparations should begin now. In China, this holiday is equivalent to our Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl combined. China is the third largest export partner with the United States after Canada and Mexico, and the fastest-growing major destination for

By | 2018-05-23T17:54:58+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

How to Step Up Your Holiday Shipping Game

Black Friday 2017 set holiday sales records, but it was only the beginning.  According to Adobe Digital Insights, consumers spent more than $5 billion online in the 24 hours after Thanksgiving day, bringing an already explosive e-commerce marketplace to new levels. With weeks left before Christmas, it’s a sure bet that digital sales will

By | 2018-05-23T17:54:31+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

5 Ways to M-Brace M-Commerce this Holiday Season and Beyond

Both small merchants and large retailers know from experience that global e-commerce is huge, and still growing. Over the course of the last three years, online sellers have witnessed another powerful trend first-hand: the rapid rise of mobile commerce. The statistics corroborate what e-tailers are seeing from their own website analytics: more consumers worldwide

By | 2018-05-23T17:56:07+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

DHL Customer Survey Reveals Online Holiday Shipping Trends

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday become increasingly global, merchants need to become increasingly detailed and deliberate in their planning – especially when it comes to setting and implementing shipping and returns policies and practices. A new customer survey conducted by DHL finds that some retailers are now planning as much as 12 months in

By | 2018-05-23T17:56:38+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

Groundbreaking Study Demonstrates New Approach to your Fashion Supply Chain

Download the Human-Centered Supply Chain – Delivered by DHL, developed by CFDA and DHL, in partnership with Accenture If you work in the fashion industry, you know that technology and the globalization of production and purchasing have rewritten the equation for success.  Today, consumers have direct access to a vast array of new designs

By | 2018-05-23T17:54:08+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Modernizing America’s Free Trade Agreements is the Smart Thing To Do

Globalization is not only driving a new business paradigm for large companies and e-commerce startups, it’s also fueling a vigorous national debate on the parameters of free trade. Recent executive orders even direct the U.S. secretary of commerce to review each of the country’s free trade agreements, measuring their past and potential economic value. While we

By | 2018-05-23T17:57:26+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

Trade With this Country is Taking Flight – Literally

The recent election of Emmanuel Macron as France’s new president is widely viewed as good news, both for the European Union (EU), which Macron supports, and for the future of international trade between France and countries around the globe, including the United States.  As our country’s eighth largest trading partner, France is key to

By | 2018-05-23T17:58:00+00:00 June 6th, 2017|
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