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2017 Holiday Planning Guide

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Retail imports have been on the rise as the industry braces for the busiest time of the year. The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) latest projections call for a 3.6 to 4 percent increase in holiday sales for 2017 over the same period in 2016. That makes for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year. Most estimates see e-commerce shopping increasing by as much as 20 percent this year....
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U.S. Customs plans to update CTPAT best practices, minimum-security requirements, and compliance certification

U.S. Customs plans to update CTPAT best practices, minimum-security requirements, and compliance certification
Director of cargo security program outlines current and planned updates at Coalition of New England Companies for Trade annual cargo symposium. The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism , better known as CTPAT, has a new logo, a red, white, and blue globe made of interlocking puzzle pieces. It has new spelling, with no hyphen in its name or acronym anymore, and a new tag line: "Your Supply Chain's Strongest Link." But that's not all that's...
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Trump Administration Tightens Cuba’s Sanctions Program

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Since June 2017, we have been anxiously awaiting changes to the Cuba sanctions program since  President Trump signed an executive order  and emphatically stated that his administration would tighten loose regulations established under the Obama Administration. On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury stated, “We have strengthened our Cuba policies to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military and to encourage the government to move toward greater political and economic freedom...
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LCL (Less Than Container Load), or FCL (Full Container Load): That Is the Question

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When 20’ and 40’ full containers make up 90% of all goods shipped around the world, a common question arises with newer shippers: “What if I don’t have enough freight to fill a full container?” In this case, LCL (Less-than-Container-Load) may be right for you. Don’t judge a shipper by their carton count LCL offers shippers with regular smaller shipments the flexibility to move their orders when they’re ready rather than waiting for enough orders...
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Happy Tariff-giving from Global Training Center!

Happy Thanksgiving
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