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Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The iHome SmartPlugs

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Maybe you already have one. Or ten. Perhaps you command them with a steady voice – “Alexa?” “Hey, Google!” – or you could be old school and just reach out and actually turn something on or off by hand. Whichever is your style, smart plugs and bulbs have invaded our homes, and they won’t be going away.   iHome SmartPlugs plug into anRead More »Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The iHome SmartPlugs
Incoterms 2020 Rules

Incoterms® on Your Terms

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Incoterms® – an abbreviation for International Commercial Terms – are the rules first issued by the International Chamber of Commerce in 1936 as a way of unifying the shipping practices and legal interpretations between those involved in global trade around the world. As international trade has grown over the decades, so have Incoterms® rules evolved to meet the needs of sellers and buyers.   What Are Incoterms®?   Incoterms® rules haveRead More »Incoterms® on Your Terms

Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The “Peeps” Bunny Plush Toy in a Mug

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The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a state’s body. Vested with the power and authority to issue custom legal rulings. It also deals with other legal decisions that relate to the importation of merchandise.  The rulings enable the international trade community to understand how the CPB will treat a prospective carrier transaction or import.Read More »Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The “Peeps” Bunny Plush Toy in a Mug
Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain: Risky Business

Never is your supply chain as important as when you no longer have access to it. Even the smallest business realizes the impact of losing just one step of the chain. One weakness in a link can often mean a breakdown of the entire chain. These disruptions and delays can have a massive impact, potentiallyRead More »Supply Chain: Risky Business
CTPAT

What is CTPAT and Other FAQs

If you are involved in export and import business, you might have come across the term CTPAT and wondered what it was all about. Here are questions and answers on different things you need to know about CTPAT. What is CTPAT, and why is it essential to international trade? What is CTPAT? CTPAT is anRead More »What is CTPAT and Other FAQs
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The Importance of Trade Compliance

Trade Compliance Training  Compliance: noun /kəmˈplʌɪəns/ the action or fact of complying with a wish or command. the state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards. "all imports are in compliance with regulations" Synonyms:  Obedience to, accordance with, observation of, adherence to, "the company's compliance with international law" It sounds simple enough,Read More »The Importance of Trade Compliance

Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The “Sobro” a Smart Coffee Table

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a state’s body. Vested with the power and authority to issue custom legal rulings. It also deals with other legal decisions that relate to the importation of merchandizes.  The rulings enable the international trade community to understand how the CPB will treat a prospective carrier transaction or import.Read More »Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The “Sobro” a Smart Coffee Table

Business Can Strengthen the U.S.-Mexico Relationship

For all the talk of tension regarding U.S. Mexico relations, we remain close friends and neighbors with mutual interests, common challenges, and interdependent economies. For more than a century, U.S. and Mexican companies have worked together to drive investment, create jobs, and promote prosperity on both sides of the border. Trade with our neighbor toRead More »Business Can Strengthen the U.S.-Mexico Relationship

All About That Base(line): How to Interpret the International Trade Commission Report on USMCA

On or around April 18, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is expected to release a report assessing the expected effects on the U.S. economy of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Interpreting the report is going to be… complicated. This report is required under the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (known asRead More »All About That Base(line): How to Interpret the International Trade Commission Report on USMCA