January 2019 Newsletter

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Why You Need Your VERY OWN ACE Account

You can now double check your entries filed by your broker with CBP & directly (or via a trusted consult) interact with CBP via ACE! The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is a U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) system. Designed, to facilitate legitimate trade while enhancing the border security. ACE improves collection, sharing, and processing of information […]

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Why Your Freight Forwarder MUST Segregate Hazardous Materials

It’s important to understand why freight forwarders take certain steps prior to shipping your goods.
We previously discussed why it’s important to complete a Shipper’s Letter of Instruction.

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Here’s what happens next in the Huawei CFO case

The Huawei sanctions fraud case rattled markets, stunned the tech world and put U.S. agencies on the spot. All three will be monitoring the next several weeks to see what’s next. Huawei is one of China’s largest companies and is the second largest producer of mobile phones in the world. On Dec. 1, police in Vancouver arrested Huawei CFO […]

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Temporary Lull Doesn’t Heal the
Wounds of Trade War

President Trump hailed an agreement reached with China in late 2018 at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires to temporarily halt a scheduled tariff increase for 90 days. “One of the largest deals ever made” and claimed China would be “getting rid of tariffs.” If you read the news headlines, you might have thought […].

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Why Supply Chain Agility is Key in Today’s Turbulent Trade Environment

In today’s geopolitical climate, it is impossible to ignore the turbulent trade environment. Just turn on any major cable news channel. Browse the headlines of top-tier newspapers or swipe through a few digital news stories. See news related to the current renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with the EU, post Brexit or the bilateral trade […]

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2019 Trade Update: Compliance Issues in Focus

As trade compliance professionals, we joke that our family members now finally understand what we do for a living. In fact, 2018 has been the year that anybody with access to a news platform has become well acquainted with the concepts of global trade compliance. Both shippers and logistics service providers are certainly on the […]

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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Will Provide a Boost to the Global Digital Economy

Amid the U.S. government’s largest partial shutdown, issues like border protection have taken center stage. However, our global trade policy remains a critical, yet under discussed agenda item that impacts our jobs and economy at large. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement needs to remain top of mind as an enabler of much needed stability and confidence […]

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Why We Need Mexico

People say the American mall is dying — but if so, someone forgot to tell La Plaza Mall. La Plaza is the largest shopping center in McAllen, Texas, a mid-size city on the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s the sort of establishment you’d find in any city or suburb — Foot Locker, Bath & Body Works, Baby Gap […]

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“Malicious Synergy” and the Section 301 Tariffs

“Synergy”, the outcome when two or more items combine to create something greater than the sum of its parts, generally is considered a good thing. Several recent international trade developments show that synergy also can work in reverse, in this instance turning three separate obnoxious events into one seriously intractable problem. Everyone already knows about […]

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Report: Amazon Ramps Up Ocean Shipping Services

Dive Brief: Amazon is reportedly ramping up its ocean freight services “quietly and below the radar,” as it aims to gain more control of its supply chain, USA Today reported. Since the beginning of last year, Amazon organized the shipment of more than 5,300 containers from China to the U.S., according to the report. Amazon did […]

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