On: February 20, 2023     By: Katy McIntosh

Import Compliance: The True Cost of Hand Carries

When an employee or contractor is headed across a border to visit a business partner, companies sometimes send commercial goods along, too. These are known as hand carries, and they can be a risky way to transport commercial items. Here's a look at what you need to understand to stay compliant.

On: February 8, 2023     By: Sean Whitworth

Understanding Your Ocean Freight Invoice

If you've looked at all of the fees on your ocean freight invoice and wondered if you're being incorrectly charged, you'll want to read this article. We explain all of the line items you're likely to see on your next invoice.

On: January 2, 2023     By: David Noah

Top 5 Challenges Facing Exporters in 2023

While no one can predict exactly what the next year holds, we’ve compiled some data and made observations about some of the top challenges facing international trade in 2023—and some tips on how small and midsize exporters can still be successful.

On: December 14, 2022     By: David Noah

How Much Do Customs Brokers Charge?

A customs broker serves as liaison between an importer and customs, helping to enter goods into the country of import. Companies pay brokers to know the proper entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and duty rates, taxes and fees for imported merchandise.

On: October 31, 2022     By: David Noah

What Is Supply Chain Management? Your Go-To Guide

Supply chain management is how a business gets its product from Point A to Point B, including all logistics, risks and risk mitigation taken. By streamlining the supply chain, companies can save money on inventory costs, transportation costs and other operational expenses.

On: October 24, 2022     By: Dr. Cheryl McCloud

What Is Supply Chain Flexibility?

Traditional supply chains operate rigidly and don't respond to change well, which we've seen play out in negative ways over the last several years. Here are nine areas where flexibility can be built into the supply chain, creating a way for companies to respond when things don't go exactly as planned.


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