On: October 2, 2023     By: Arnesh Roy

A Glossary of International Shipping Terms

Don't be overwhelmed by the hundreds of international shipping terms. We've published a glossary of more than 250 trade terms used by importers and exporters. Bookmark this page and refer to it when you stumble across a word or acronym that has you stumped.

On: September 13, 2023     By: Mitch Kostoulakos

How to Determine Value for U.S. Customs

Typically the commercial invoice value is used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for duty calculation. But when the invoice value cannot be used or the transaction isn't clear-cut, CBP uses an appraisement hierarchy to ensure a fair and consistent valuation of imported goods for customs purposes. Learn how to apply the appraisement hierarchy.

On: July 7, 2023     By: David Noah

FAQ: Creating a Certificate of Origin for Your Exports

A Certificate of Origin form is often required by customs when importing goods. Since the exporter is usually the party that sourced the goods, they generally are the party that prepares the Certificate and gets it chamberized when required. Here are some frequently asked questions about COOs.

On: May 1, 2023     By: David Noah

5 Excuses Exporters Should Avoid

Organizations that have a business disruption or disaster recovery plan in place are better prepared to respond to heretofore unthinkable problems like managing supply chain disruptions and monitoring and complying with ever-changing import and export compliance restrictions.


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